The weekend of Nov. 7 and 8, Orcas Island Yacht Club and Friday Harbor Sailing Club will be hosting the 28th Annual “Round the County” sail boat race.
This event attracts boats from throughout the NW region and sailors from all over the country. It has grown over the years and is now the second largest sailing event in the Northwest, only Swiftsure attracts more boats. This year they have 115 boats.
The race is in two stages; the first day (Saturday) starts at Lydia Shoal, just east of Obstruction Pass. There are 3 starts to accommodate the number of boats, the first at 8:40 a.m. If you have your own boat, come out and watch, or maybe take in the view from Mt. Constitution. The boats will proceed around the north end of the county and finish for the day at Roche Harbor. The second day (Sunday) again starts at 8:40 a.m. at the south end of Mosquito Pass.