The 28th annual Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race will take place this Saturday, Sept. 17.

The skippers’ meeting will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. aboard the schooner Adventure at Tisbury Wharf, with a skippers’ reception to follow aboard Adventure and sponsored by Cole Powers.

Races start and finish off East Chop. An awards reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at Gannon and Benjamin Shipyard.

The race is a benefit for Sail Martha’s Vineyard, and is held in memory of Francis (Pat) West Jr., a well-known Vineyard Haven sailor who loved gaff rig sailboats.

The entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 16. For more information and to register online visit