Fifty-two boats are scheduled to start tomorrow in the 31st annual George Moffett Memorial Sailboat Race. Sailboats from 60 to 17 feet will participate in the race which begins off Eastville Beach in Oak Bluffs.
The sailboats will race across Nantucket Sound on a course still to be determined.
Roger Becker, a past commodore of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association, said organizers are watching the track of tropical storm Hanna, and at press time the race was still on. “The Moffett Race is a good end of season celebration. Of course we are honoring George Moffett and past commodore Pat West,” Mr. Becker said.
The best viewing stand will be along the shoreline of East Chop facing West Chop. The boats will crisscross a small area, jockeying for position for the two starts. One start is at 11:20 a.m. and a second start is at 11:30 a.m.
Mr. Becker said organizers have four choices when it comes to plotting out the race. They will make their decision based on the wind and weather forecast.