As recounted by Gordon Garrison 1981 aboard Razzmatazz
In 1981, Razzmatazz had the infamous distinction of being the first boat ever to be disqualified in the 'Round the Island Yacht Race. The challenge, to sail around the island with only two crew members aboard —two fewer than the four required by the rules.
Although the 'Razz' pulled into Summerside after not even a day of sailing, it was not the disqualification that convinced them to retire from the race. As usual, there were fairly strong winds and rough seas for the 'Round the Island that year and the little Tanzer 22 healed well in these conditions. So well, in fact, that all the food in the well provisioned icebox came loose and forced its weight against the icebox door, taking the entire door with it.
Apparently the new decorating scheme left neither food enough for the rest of the trip, nor place to sleep. Seems it was a good week before the interior of the boat got back to normal!
If you have been involved with the 'Round the Island Yacht Race over the years and you have a little story or a perspective on the race to tell, please put down your thoughts and send them to me so we can add them here. All we ask is that they are based at least a smidgen on fact. Here is the start of a collection of stories, as recalled by some of crew members who participated in the event over the years.