PASAB And Round The Island Race To Take Place This Weekend

PASAB and Round The Island Race taking place this weekend on Scilly. Image courtesy of Red Wings on Scilly.

PASAB and Round The Island Race taking place this weekend on Scilly. Image courtesy of Red Wings on Scilly.

It's going to be another busy weekend on the water in Scilly with PASAB and the annual Round The Island Race taking place.

Penzance Around Scilly And Back (PASAB) is an annual highlight for Penzance Sailing Club.  The event has been running since 1978 and is now made up of three legs and due to get underway around 20:00 this evening but this may change due to weather conditions.

An update was recently posted on Penzance Sailing Club’s website which can be read below.

“It would now seem that the peak wind will have passed through in the afternoon of Friday 28th.

The briefing for PASAB will take place at the clubhouse at 18:30 as scheduled on Friday night where the race details will be confirmed.

If the forecast continues to become more favourable, we will aim to start the race on Friday night, ideally at 20:00 but possibly with a postponement for an hour or two. 

If the forecast deteriorates, we will provisionally postpone the start of the race to 08:00 on Saturday morning 29 July (HW 09:36).”

The second leg is due to take place on Sunday 30th July at 09:30 where the club will sail around Scilly before sailing back to Penzance on Monday July 31st at 09:30.

Will was joined on the phone by the Commodore of Penzance Sailing Club Dean Mooney to find out more about this year’s PASAB.

Also this Sunday the annual Round The Island Race is due to take place.

The event which is organised by the Scillonian Sailing Club is scheduled to start at 11am this Sunday, 30th July.

It’s not too late to enter a form can be found on the Scillonian Sailing Club’s Facebook page or from the Tourist Information Centre on St Mary’s or from the Sailing Centre on Tresco.

Contingencies are in place if the weather is out of limits according to Keith Buchanan who spoke to Will about the event. Find out more with Keith below and we'll have more on these events for you next week.