Saturday, September 19, 2015

Block Island YC Round Island Race Report

J/111 Wild Child sailing Block Island round island race (Block Island, RI)-  Over the Labor Day weekend, the Block Island YC hosted their annual "pursuit race", the 18nm Round Island Race.

J/111s were 1st and 2nd overall with Kenn Fischburg’s WILD CHILD taking line honors and Greg Slamowitz’s MANITOU taking the second overall position in this epic event pitting the top local Block Island sailors, contractors, plumbers, cement mixers, bartenders, launch drivers, summer denizens and friends against one another.  Winner takes all, but the huge problem is tradition has it that the winner “buys” at the famous “The Oar Restaurant”— needless to say the prospects of covering the cost of a round or two or three of their famous Block Island Mudslide’s is a daunting prospect for this informal event!

Unfortunately, Henry duPont’s Soling OH BEHAVE! lost their rig while leading the race and, thus, ultimate bragging rights for having beaten all the ultra-modern offshore racing machines!   For more Block Island YC Round Race sailing information