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Located in Northport Maine, on Penobscot Bay;   44'22.827 N   68'58.048 W
The Around Islesboro Race

2022  AIR results: 2022 Around Islesboro Race results

The 2023 Race will be held on Saturday September 9.  Stay tuned for details or go to the  Regatta management website, calendar page and see the NOR there for details when it becomes available.

The biggest Maine Regatta held anywhere north of Portland is also the most fun.  The race starts in front of the Bayside dock, circumnavigates 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.
The start of the 2016 Around Islesboro Race - light air!
Recent years brought up to 52 boats to the starting line of all shapes and sizes, ranging from a Dumas 50 and J 122 to a Cape Dory 25 and Dolphin 24.
Racers can participate in the following Classes:  
   * Racing 1 (<120)  
   * Racing 2 (120 +)
   * Cruise (non-Spinnaker)  
   * multi hull
   * single hand  
   * additionally, have your boat sponsored to  compete for a selection of sponsor prizes.  

The basic entry fee is $65  and the sponsored entry fee is $100.

The race is held as a fundraiser to support the Northport Yacht Club Sailing School.  We teach sailing and racing skills to over over 100 kids each summer.  All monies raised help keep our lesson fees low. 

The next running will have the starter's cannon fires at 10 AM on Saturday 9. 2023 Skipper's meeting is at 8:30 at the NYC clubhouse just off the dock.  Register online at Regatta management: (see regatta management instructions below), or at the NYC clubhouse on Friday 9/8 from 5 to 8 PM, or Saturday 9/9 before 8 AM.  Complimentary pizza provided Friday evening and coffee, juice & donuts Saturday morning.   Awards ceremonies are held after the race with a post race cookout and potluck lasting well into the evening.  The Around Islesboro post race social is one of the great parties of the summer.

Regatta management website instructions:  click on the calendar tab, then scroll to September 9 to find the Around Islesboro Race, and click the info button next to it, from there you can register. 

Questions?  Send an email to

     Past results
Past Around Islesboro Race Winners
Overall Race Winner    NYC Club Winner
1997  Gordon Fuller Gordon Fuller
1998  Rob Frank Rob Frank
1999  Art Hall Art Hall
2000  Gordon Fuller Gordon Fuller
2001  Jeff Dinse Rob Frank/Tom Reid
2002  Jeff Dinse Drexell White/John Lightner
2003  Sandra Squire Sandra Squire
2004  Neil Woodside Gordon Fuller
2005  Patti Dinse Drexell White/John Ligtner
2006  Rob Frank/Tom Reid Rob Frank/Tom Reid
2007  Butch Minson Bruce Smith
2008  Butch Minson Dick Wiken
2009  Maine Maritime Tom Reid
2010  Scott Miller Jim Kelly
2011  Ken Priest Jim Kelly
2012  George Hazelton Bruce Smith
2013  Bruce Smith Bruce Smith
2014  Greg Polyblank Gordon Fuller
2015  Tom Maycock Jim Facey
2016  Butch Minson Rob Frank
2017  B. Garner/G. Haselton Rob Frank
2018 Gretchen Sullivan &               Graham Fitch
 Kenneth Weg
2019 Race not held   due to            Hurrican Dorian
2020 Matthew Minson                     Gordon Fuller
2021 Sullivan, B & G & Weg, K Jim Facey
2022 Charles Yarnell John Lightner
2023 Jeff Dinse                            Tom Maycock

The front of the fleet rounds TurtleHead