February 20, 2019

Bringing Back the Lay Day

The Storm Trysail Club listened to competitors of past Block Island Race Week’s, and there was an overwhelming call for finding a greater balance between the racing and the leisure on the island. We know five days of racing can be draining for many sailors, so we have brought back the lay day from early Race Weeks. These rest days were seen as a highlight of the event for families, friends, and competitors to enjoy all the beauty Block Island has to offer.

Which of the five days that will be the lay day will be chosen based on the weather forecast the week of the event. Commonly, one day is less than ideal for sailing; therefore, the Race Committee will make the decision appropriately, and we will inform competitors as soon as possible.

Furthermore, we know that everybody relaxes a little bit differently, so whether you are looking to hang out on the beaches, go for a bike ride, or even a run, we are offering a mix of activities during the lay day to give our sailors some fun and satisfy that common thirst for competition.

Thanks to the Young Adult Committee of Storm Trysail Club and our sponsors North Sails and Musto, we are hosting the first “Storm TRYathlon” consisting of a 5K, a Tug-of-War, and a Trivia Contest to test both the physical and mental abilities of teams of sailors off the water. With more details to follow about signups, rest assured that this will be a day of even more fun on top of an action-packed week.

Not interested in more competitions? Don’t worry there will be a range of offers and discounts from our friendly Block Island businesses. Stay tuned to our website and social media for more details.