‘Round the Island race ready to set sail this weekend

‘Round the Island race ready to set sail this weekend

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An aerial view of Onawa, taken during the 2010 'Round the Island Race. — File photo by Louisa Gould

The annual ‘Round the Island Race, organized by the Edgartown Yacht Club (EYC), gets underway at 8 am on Saturday, July 28.

The 52.25-nautical-mile race has been held each year, except during World War II, since 1938.

This year’s event will be preceded by a day of fleet racing, the Big Boat Buoy races, which begin at 10 am on Friday.

For more information, visit rtirace.org or contact the EYC race office at 508-627-4364.