‘Round the Island race ready to set sail this weekend

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

An aerial view of Onawa, taken during the 2010 'Round the Island Race.

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.