Race: Block Island Race Week

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 […]

June 18, 2019

For this skipper and revolving cast of characters, the annual pilgrimage to Race Week means more than the races themselves

June 18, 2019

Storm Trysail Club brings its top-shelf race-management talent to Race Week, spread across signal boats, marks boats, onshore and more By Dave Reed, Sailing World Pictured: Red Circle PRO Ray Redniss checks the breeze to ensure his fleet has a fair and square racecourse. For Block Island Race Week, Storm Trysail Club deploys its best […]

June 18, 2019

Named after the Block Island North Reef Lighted Bell Buoy 1BI, which is an indication for sailors coming from the North and East that the entrance to New Harbor is just a few more miles. Each day, we will bring you the latest news, photos, videos, and highlights from the race course, the docks, and […]

June 18, 2019

Few regattas compare to Block Island Race Week for our on-the-water excitement and shoreside fun. While any sail lets you slip away from life ashore, a week of sailing on this special island is a true escape. The sea breezes can be sporty. The fog can be confounding. Cellphones aren’t prohibited because they’re not needed […]

June 17, 2019

Take it from these Block Island Race Week veterans, you can do no wrong on Block Island—as long as you’re having fun Written by Dave Reed, Sailing World, Photos by Photoboat.com Whether you enter through the cut into Great Salt Pond, get off a ferry in New Harbor or on a private bird into BID, […]

June 17, 2019

All the docks of the three marinas of New Harbor were alive with activity on Sunday in anticipation of Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week, presented by Margaritaville. At Payne’s Dock, the professional crews with the TP 52 programs Fox and Gladiator were sorting sails, tuning rigs and testing equipment. Dozens of Midshipmen with […]

June 9, 2019

Sailing Instructions Posted and other important annoucements It is just 10 days until Block Island Race Week Presented by Margaritaville! Can you taste the mudslides yet? With new teams still joining the ranks each day, it is shaping up to be an amazing week. Before you arrive, here are some important announcements for all sailors: […]

May 1, 2019

Block Island Race Week Village is Moving On Up.. the Hill to the Narragansett Inn’s Lawn After a successful trip to Block Island this week, the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week Organizing Committee is excited to announce a new location for Race Headquarters and Village at the Narragansett Inn just 100 yards away […]

March 26, 2019

Premier Five-Day Regatta Will Conclude with Margaritaville Race Dayhttps://youtu.be/AaxUy_Wh7CA Block Island, R.I. – March 26, 2019 – Storm Trysail Club and Margaritaville Holdings today announced that Margaritaville, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, will be the first presenting sponsor for Block Island Race Week, one of the premier regattas in the U.S. […]

February 20, 2019

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 […]

February 18, 2019

100 Days until Block Island Race Week! It is a balmy day here in the Northeast, so as the snow melts, we know thoughts of summer are among us especially the building anticipation for the 28th Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week. For us, there are many new facets to Race Week we eagerly […]

February 12, 2019

We are thrilled North Sails has returned to Block Island Race Week to support our sailors both on and off the water. North Sails has a long history with Block Island Race Week, outfitting and supporting a significant number of boats, including many clients with race victories. North Sails has expanded their commitment to Race […]

February 1, 2019

Preliminary Circle Assignments have been made for Block Island Race Week 2019. They can be viewed on Yacht Scoring. We are looking forward to great competition by offering a variety of options to suit our diverse fleet. Note that IRC and ORC classes on the Red Circle are competing in “Solent Style” racing which means […]