Must be Race Week

Fog is no stranger at Race Week. In the third week of June (after weeks of glorious weather) the fog descends, prompting islanders to say: “It must beRace Week.”Storm Trysail Race Week is held every other year, with smaller regattas in the off-years. This year the race has returned to Champlin’s Marina, withMargaritaville as a major sponsor, as its headquarters, where Race Week first began in 1965. After a year of no racing due to Covid, the race had 158 boats participating – the biggest fleet ever. The night before the racing was to begin, the weather looked promising for the Regatta Craft Mixers- sponsored around-the-island race, one of the favorite races of the week for participants and spectators that hope to get a glimpse of the colorful sails as the boats round the island below the bluffs and along the beaches.On Monday morning though, it was “socked in” as they say but with the promise of burning off. At times the fog would lift – a bit – only to descend again moments later. Still, the parade of boats proceeded through the cut, out of the Great Salt Pond through the channel recently dredged by the US

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