The Quissett Yacht Club held the 70th annual Round the Bay Race on Saturday, September 10. It was a beautiful day on the water, and as usual the Race Committee did a fantastic job setting up a good course, given the conditions, and provided the racers a good test.
This year there were 16 entrants ranging from perennial competitors Shadowfax (Sandy Williams) and Dune Buggy (Nick Brachet) to first-time competitors Elixir (Dennis Walsh) and Wind Blue (Donald Bailey). The weather forecast called for light winds from the west shifting to the southwest over the afternoon. Buzzards Bay historically is known to produce more southwest breeze than if forecast, but not on this day.