Race: Block Island Race Week

June 23, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 23, 2015) – After yesterday’s idyllic opening day to the Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week the wind gods turned up the volume today and gave the fleet a boisterous ride for the traditional Round the Island Race. With two courses measuring 21 nautical miles (IRC 1, 2, […]

June 23, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 23, 2015) – After yesterday’s idyllic opening day to the Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week the wind gods turned up the volume today and gave the fleet a boisterous ride for the traditional Round the Island Race. With two courses measuring 21 nautical miles (IRC 1, 2, […]

June 22, 2015

Competitors in the Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week were in near unanimous agreement about the first day of racing – the conditions were idyllic. “It couldn’t have been better. A perfect breeze,” said Rick Rave, co-owner of the J/44 Resolute. “It doesn’t get much better than this,” said Geoff Ewenson, tactician […]

June 21, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 21, 2015) – The Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week officially kicked off this evening when Commodore Lee Reichert welcomed the some 2,000 sailors on 169 boats who are set to begin competition tomorrow on Block Island Sound. Representative Blake Filippi of the Rhode Island General Assembly and […]

June 21, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 21, 2015) – The Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week officially kicked off this evening when Commodore Lee Reichert welcomed the some 2,000 sailors on 169 boats who are set to begin competition tomorrow on Block Island Sound. Representative Blake Filippi of the Rhode Island General Assembly and […]

June 5, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 9, 2015) – The organizing committee for the Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week, scheduled June 21-26, has set out an ambitious sustainability program and an important part of the plan is a new app for use with iOS and Android operating systems. The app, launched today in […]

June 4, 2015

This year’s Race Week will introduce another first for STC. We will be moving towards making the regatta a more environmentally sustainable event. We will be following actions outlined in the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas protocol. There are actions we are taking, some of which will require volunteers for a couple of hours […]

May 1, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. – The Storm Trysail Club plans to award a new Youth Trophy in honor of longtime club member, the late William Ziegler, III, at its 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week, June 21- 26. The GEM Trophy memorializes the ideals of Ziegler, an accomplished sailor who frequently raced his yachts named GEM […]

April 1, 2015

Registration is open for the 2015 Block Island Race Week Feeder Races. The Storm Trysail Club, in conjunction with American YC and Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association, will be running three feeder races to Block Island on June 19th and 20th from Rye (NY), FIshers Island (NY) and Newport (RI).

March 26, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. – The Storm Trysail Club plans to award a new Youth Trophy in honor of longtime club member, the late William Ziegler, III, at its 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week, June 21- 26. The GEM Trophy memorializes the ideals of Ziegler, an accomplished sailor who frequently raced his yachts named GEM […]

February 24, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (Feb. 24, 2015) – More than 110 competitors have taken advantage of the early entry period for the Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week, and regatta chairman Peter Rugg sees an event befitting celebratory status shaping up for the idyllic “getaway” island, June 21-26. “We’re very pleased with the […]

December 8, 2014

Registration is now open for the 2015 Block Island Race Week (BIRW), the 50th anniversary of this iconic East Coast sailing regatta organized by the Storm Trysail Club. Race Week 2015 is scheduled for June 21-26 and includes multiple races per day, lots of shoreside activities, and a Round the Island Race. In addition, this […]

June 28, 2013

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (June 28, 2013) – Early on, it looked like yesterday might repeat itself at the Storm Trysail Club’s 25th Anniversary Block Island Race Week, but the thick fog that seemed bent on causing disruption gradually lifted enough to allow over 1500 sailors on 182 teams one last day of racing to determine […]

June 27, 2013

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (June 27, 2013) – In PGA golf, Saturday is called “moving day” because it’s the day where competitors try to set themselves up for the final push on Sunday; thus, there is frequently a noticeable advance by certain players up the leaderboard while others buckle under the pressure. Although it’s Thursday at […]

June 26, 2013

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (June 26, 2013) – It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Storm Trysail Club’s biennial Block Island Race Week, and it seems that after almost five decades a good thing has only gotten better with age. First held in 1965, the five-day competition, originally patterned after Cowes Week, is one of the last […]