Starting in South Florida, racers leave Great Isaacs Light to starboard and proceed past Great Stirrup Light, finally finishing at Nassau harbor.
The Block Island Race was first held in 1946 and is a qualifier for the North Ocean Racing Trophy (ORC), the Double Handed Ocean Racing Trophy (ORC), the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF) and the Gulf Stream Series (ORC). The Block Island Race is also a qualifier for the Caper, Sagola and Windigo trophies awarded by the YRA of Long Island Sound and the “Tuna Trophy” for the best combined ORC scores in the Edlu and Storm Trysail Block Island Race.
The Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta is held in Marblehead mid August withEastern Yacht Club. The regatta is open to all boats with a valid PHRF New England certificate, an ORC certificate, J70, and J105 Class boats. A Distance Ocean Race Friday night for full crewed or Double-Handed racers, and Jib & Main classes.
An annual fall regatta held in the early fall formerly known as as Long Island Sound Championships.
This regatta is a qualifier for both the Shearwater and Navigator Trophies which will be awarded to the boat with the best combined score for the YRALIS Championships and the STC/RYC LIS Championships.
The Wirth M. Munroe yacht race is held on the first Friday in December.
First sailed in 1957, the race begins the winter ocean racing circuit in South Florida. The course presents challenging conditions as yachts must consider the vagaries of the Gulf Stream and the passing of the season’s first frontal systems.