September 3, 2016
Fishers Island , NY
by Lincoln White
It was a spectacular end to summer at Fishers Island as the Annual Round Island Race took place on Saturday, September 3. The start of the race had been closely watched all week by the Fishers Island Yacht Club, the race hosts, and race officials, keeping a close eye on the approaching tropical storm Hermine, formerly a hurricane, as it approached our area.
As the start drew closer it was obvious that all we would have was a nice North East wind for race day accompanied by some cloud cover. 90 boats set off around the island in a clockwise direction making travelling against the current less of a challenge. Winds were out of the North East around 10 mph and the fleet made it around the island in roughly two to three hours.
The race was followed up by a party at F.I.Y.C. which was well attended and a great close to summer. The Yacht Club would like to thank all of the many volunteers and members, as well as Brian Busse and his team for their help catering the event.
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