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50/50 ‘Round the Island Race 2018, Fort Walton Yacht Club, Fort Walton Beach, FL
September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018
The Fort Walton Yacht Club will host the annual 50/50 ‘Round the Island Race beginning Sept. 21. Any multihull sailboat, fourteen feet or more, with a mast height no more than 48 feet is eligible to compete.
Festivities will begin at 4:00 pm at the club on Friday evening with Check-In and racing begins after a continental breakfast Saturday morning. After the fifty-mile trek through the Gulf of Mexico, competitors will enjoy an evening of barbecue and camping at Fort Pickens National Park. Hotels are available on Pensacola Beach.
New comers don’t need to be concerned with a ground crew or managing equipment, our race committee moves each competitor’s equipment and necessities to and from Fort Pickens for everyone’s convenience. After Sunday morning coffee and bagels, we begin the return trip to the club. The awards presentation will take place as soon as possible upon completion of the race on Sunday afternoon.
The race is approximately 100NM around the island. Prospective competitors should consider additional safety equipment as listed in the Notice of Race. Register with http://www.NextSailor.com or find more information at http://www.FWYC.org.