Question of the Day What’s the best boat name you’ve seen at Race Week? Mudslide “A powerboat out in the harbor. It’s fitting, isn’t it? Dave Chard, Partnership Katabatic “Out of all the boats, I always seem to remember that one!” Marcy Trenholm, Driving this entire ship Ceol na Mara “But the best thing about the name is the sticker on the boom that reads ‘IT MEANS WATER MUSIC’ ‘cause they got sick of explaining the name to people.” Ben Bier, Matt Cohen, Geir Bogen & Ed Jude Glackin, Jabberwocky FUJIMO & Adios Pantalones “It’s a tie. F.U. Jane I’m Moving Out is a classic and Adios Pantalones was inspired by a band that Dave Kirby saw at Kittens. He renamed his J/120 permanently after he left here.” - James Gallagher, Storm
Around the Island for a Rolex In addition to having their name engraved on the Island Sailing Club of Cowes Perpetual Trophy, the winner of this week’s Round the Island Race will take home a spectacular Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner timepiece. The Round the Island Race is a great opportunity for all of the fleets to mix it up together. The spectacle of the faster boats working their way through the fleet is exciting for everyone. The 2009 Round the Island Race winner was Roger Sturgeon’s STP 65 Rosebud/Team DYT (Fort Lauderdale, FL), who blasted around the clockwise course in only 1 hour and 43 minutes. Will that time be eclipsed this year? Although any one of several very fast boats could win the Round the Island Race this week, the Race Committee strives to make this contest as fair as possible for the entire fleet by grouping classes together and starting from a single line at staggered intervals. The starting area will be approximately ½ - 1 mile west of the entrance to Great Salt Pond. Though the Round the Island Race day has yet to be determined, one thing is certain: those watching from shore will enjoy witnessing the fleet go ‘round as much as the sailors on the course. Good luck competitors!
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