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Around Oak Island Sunfish Race
Southport Yacht Basin
Southport, NC 28461

(910) 685-6252

TBA September, 2017  With up to 20 or more Sunfish sailboats participating in this more than 27-mile race, it may likely be the most colorful race you will see. The race was started in 1997 by a group of sailors aiming to outdo the 24-mile Around Shelter Island Race held by the Southold Yacht Club in Southold, N.Y., whose participants claimed it to be the world's longest. The race path begins in the yacht basin, runs along the length of Oak Island, enters the Lockwood Folly Inlet and wends its way through the Intracoastal Waterway back to the yacht basin. The race is open to all experienced sunfish sailors and can be completed in as little as four hours if the winds are right.

 

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