Edgartown Week & Round Island

Edgartown Week & Round Island

After notching only eight knots of breeze on opening day (July 18), Edgartown Yacht Club's three-day Race Week cranked into high gear for a subsequent two days of action, loading up 25 teams with 20 knots of breeze for a second day of the event's Big Boat Buoy Races and giving 62 teams an exhilarating run for their money in 25 knots plus during the 54.7 nautical mile Round-the-Island Race, which was scored separately and comprised the final day of racing (July 20). Sailing in Class 3 PHRF in the BBBR and in Class 4 in the Round Island was the J/105 Dark'n'Stormy sailed by Ned Joyce from Buzzards Bay YC. "In the light air, after the first day, we were in last place overall," said Ned Joyce (Cataumet, MA), who won PHRF B class in the Big Boat Buoy Races with his J/105 Dark'n'Stormy, "but in the heavy air we turned in three first-place finishes to win. That's what we are more used to having on Buzzards Bay where we usually sail." Joyce went on to win his class in the Round-the-Island Race, making him one of only two racers to claim victory in both of the weekend's double-header events.    Edgartown Yacht Club website

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