Race: Block Island Race Week

June 22, 2020

The 29th Block Island Race Week will occur June 21 -25, 2021. Photo: Steve Cloutier

June 23, 2019

Legendary musician Jimmy Buffett made a surprise appearance at the final awards party for Block Island Race Week, presented by Margaritaville which was fabulous way for the participants to end the week.

June 23, 2019

The 1BI: The Digital Block Island Race Week Times is our Daily Newspaper during Race Week.

June 22, 2019

We caught up with many newcomers to the fleet this year to learn what drew them to Block Island.

June 21, 2019

The day may have started foggy but the penultimate day of the 2019 Race Week was far from slow with 2 races on 3 circles completed.

June 21, 2019

The 1BI: The Digital Block Island Race Week Times is our Daily Newspaper during Race Week.

June 21, 2019

Lay Day. Fun Day. That was pretty much the theme as host Storm Trysail Club called a mid-week break to Block Island Race Week, presented by Margaritaville. Organizers with Storm Trysail Club re-introduced the lay day following a lengthy hiatus in response to participants, who wanted one day to enjoy all Block Island has to […]

June 21, 2019

While the forecast changes every time and the current of the day might vary, there are a few go-to moves in getting around the island By Anderson Reggio, Fleet Captain Storm Trysail Club, Photo: Steve Cloutier The highlight for many of us during Block Island Race Week is the Around the Island Race, an 18-mile […]

June 21, 2019

The Block Island Race Week Lay Day is back, and we’ve got your fun lined up

June 20, 2019

While there are many people involved in pulling off a perfect Race Week —most of them out front and visible—this Wizard of Block remains behind the curtain making sure Race Week goes off without a hitch By Dave Reed, Sailing World Motherhood has nothing on the Storm Trysail Club. Raising a couple of rough-and-tumble teenage […]

June 20, 2019

Bill Wagner takes a deeper dive into the young teams at Block Island Race Week using the event as practice and training.

June 20, 2019

There are many traditions associated with Block Island Race Week. Sailors know to expect certain things over the course of the five-day event, which is why so many keep coming back. One of the most revered traditions is the Around the Island Race, which is associated with Block Island Race Week as much as drinking […]

June 19, 2019

What the summer winds do off Block Island depends on the big picture, but if the sun is shining and there’s dew on the deck, expect spectacular sailing conditions By Chris Bedford, Photography by photoboat.com Photo: Douglas McKeige’s crew on Jazz mastered the conditions of Race Week in 2017, winning seven of eight races in […]

June 19, 2019

By Bill Wagner For some competitors, just getting to the starting line can be the greatest challenge of Block Island Race Week, presented by Margaritaville. Just ask Timothy Lyons, whose routine boat delivery from Annapolis almost turned disastrous. Or Ted Ruegg, whose best-laid plans went astray when the boat he planned to sail never got […]

June 19, 2019

Bill Sweetser sported a broad smile as he stood in the stern of his boat that is berthed at Champlin’s Marina. Sweetser could not have scripted a better start to Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week, presented by Margaritaville. Monday’s wind conditions fell into the sweet spot of the Annapolis entry and the crew […]

June 19, 2019

Standing inside the giant tent that serves as party central for Block Island Race Week, Tamara Baldanza-Dekker surveyed the beautiful panoramic view of New Harbor that looks like a postcard. “If this doesn’t scream Margaritaville, I don’t know what does,” she declared. Baldanza-Dekker serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Margaritaville, a global lifestyle brand inspired […]