Figawi Race: Hyannis to Nantucket

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When three friends gathered at Baxter's Boathouse in 1972 to discuss their Memorial Day weekend plans over a few beers, none of them would have suspected that they were on the verge of creating one of the prestigious sailing events on the Atlantic coast. The Figawi Race began as a challenge among a group of sailing enthusiasts who wanted to see who could race their boat to Nantucket first. After the first race, in which Bob "Red" Luby beat out brothers Bob and Joe Horan, it was decided by Bob Horan that it should become an annual event. In 1973, there were 15 boats, and the Figawi Race was off and running. The race evolved into a three-day event complete with a New England clambake. Figawi Race: Hyannis to Nantucket shares photographs and stories of a race that for over 40 years has continued to bring friends and sailors together.
ISBN: 9780738599175
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 225
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joe Hoffman, former DockLines columnist for the Cape Cod Times and longtime Figawi Race historian, served as scribe and project manager for this book. He was ably assisted by Dick Teimer. Photographs appear courtesy of the Cape Cod Times, Bill Thauer, Ed O'Neil, Britt Crosby, Blake Jackson, and the Figawi Archives.
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