Jan Petr Trousilek has raced in the CYC Around the Island Race eight times on three different boats and will compete again this year with his Chaser 33 Mad Czech. Jan and his family summer in Jamestown, but spend the rest of the year in Prague. The Mad Czech team races under burgees for the Czech Yacht Club (Prague) and the Newport Yacht Club.
“We leave for Europe right after the Around the Island Race, so it is always a great end to our racing season. We like this race and have many friends racing in our class so it is always great fun, and our island is so beautiful and we see great weather most of the time,” said Jan whose crew consists of his son Jan P Trousilek VI as well as Rhode Island sailors Diane Ericson, Vera Gierke, Ryan Stankowitz.
Conanicut Yacht Club’s popular Around the Island Race returns this coming Labor Day Weekend and will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary on Narragansett Bay. Scheduled for Sunday September 3, 2017, the annual event is one of the oldest ongoing sailboat races on Narragansett Bay, featuring a complete circumnavigation of Conanicut (Jamestown) Island. An end of summer tradition among many, the event welcomes competitors racing mono hull sailboats over 22 feet in length that are rated for PHRF-NB, and multihull one design classes by special request.