Under a light breeze, sailboats set course for annual Around Islesboro Race

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 9:00pm

NORTHPORT — The annual Around Islesboro Race, an end of the season favorite fun sailboat competition, took place under calm seas and a light, at times almost imperceptible, breeze, Sept. 10.

Hosted by the Northport Yacht Club, the race starts in front of the Bayside dock, circumnavigates the 10-mile-long Islesboro Island and returns to Bayside.

The course is over 26 nautical miles as the crow flies.  The direction to take around Islesboro is decided the morning of the race based on wind direction and the timing of the tides in Gilkey Harbor.