The conditions at the start of the Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race made for some tremendous photos. What a beautiful start to the 2008 summer season for Long Island Sound sailors. 101 boats sailed the 185 nautical mile race from Stamford around Block Island and back. Last year’s winner, Rambler, was first to finish again, completing the course in 17 hours and 17 minutes. However, this year Rosebud and Blue Yankee corrected over her, taking first and second respectively in the IRC Super Zero division. For more information and results, go to Storm Trysail Club’s site, .

See more great sunset sailing photos from the 2008 Block Island Race at the link below.