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Local Coverage Clippings

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2015 Race Photos Available

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2015 Event Result Press Release

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CONANICUT YACHT CLUB 88th AROUND THE ISLAND RACE
Wraps Up 2015 Narragansett Bay Sailing Calendar
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (September 7, 2015) -- The Conanicut Yacht Club hosted 96 boats for its 88th edition of the Around the Island Race, which took place this past Sunday, September 6, 2015. The annual event is one of the oldest ongoing sailboat races on Narragansett Bay, featuring a complete circumnavigation of Conanicut Island (for competitors racing mono hull sailboats over 22 feet in length that are rated for PHRF-NB). The race is followed by a dinner celebration at the host club, which was attended by over 250 people this year.

“This event has once again brought the Narragansett Bay sailing community together for a competitive and fun day on the water,” said Organizing Chairman John Mayers, adding that the fleet was comprised of a variety of different boats and competitors of all ages from different clubs and communities around the area. “Every year, our greatest variable is the race day we…

88th Around the Island Race Kicks Off Tomorrow!

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Racing for the 88th edition of the CYC Around the Island Race kicks off tomorrow and 96 teams are registered to attend! We will be live tweeting from the water and posting updates regularly to Facebook and Instagram. A full recap will follow after racing with photos and results.

To all our competitors and spectators, make sure to share all of your photos of racing by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #CYCATI - we will be featuring some of the best shots on our pages!

The first class is expected to start racing tomorrow at 11 a.m. and clear skies with a southerly seabreeze building throughout the afternoon is forecasted. We will keep you apprised of any updates.

Race Veteran Brooke Mastrorio Takes to the Water Again this Sunday!

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Brooke Mastrorio is one of only two women skippers signed up (to-date) for the 88th edition of the CYC Around the Island Race, taking place this Sunday, September 6 in Narragansett Bay. This year will mark her fifth time racing in the annual event.
“This island (Conanicut) is so beautiful to sail around,” said Mastrorio who will be racing with her team on the J/109 URSA. “When you round Beavertail and pop the kite, the view of 70+ boats with their spinnakers flying is so impressive.”

When asked if she hopes to empower more women to take the helm, Mastrorio said “Yes! The helm is a crew position that requires more mental skills than physical. Focus is the key element. I have met plenty of women that can do this! It just takes time and a supportive crew to get there. Building your confidence level to be on the starting line with 20 other boats is one of my biggest challenges. By the way, there are plenty of men that find a crowded starting line intimidating too.”

“We are still a buildin…

Jamestown Press Race Preview

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Three days to go until the 88th edition of the CYC Around the Island Race kicks off! Check out the front page of this week’s Jamestown Press for a preview on the annual event at http://ow.ly/RLWza