Race: Block Island Race Week

September 27, 2017

Larchmont, N.Y., September 27, 2017 – After the successful running of the 27th Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week, the Storm Trysail Club Rear Commodore and 28th Block Island Race Week Chairman, Ed Cesare, has announced the dates for the next biennial event – Sunday, June 23rd through Friday, June 28th, 2019. The 2017 […]

June 1, 2017

Credit PhotoBoat.com It has been exciting watching entries come in over the past several weeks. The very diverse fleet now boasts over 140 entries, and we know other shy boats are planning to enter soon. Perhaps the biggest news from the organizers this month is that we recently amended the Notice of Race to add […]

February 6, 2017

NOTICE OF RACE AMENDED Plus One crew limit removed from Performance Cruising Division LARCHMONT, NY – The Notice of Race for the Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week, set for June 18-23, 2017, has been amended. The most significant change with this amendment is that the Plus One crew limit has been separated from […]

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 […]

June 26, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 26, 2015) -The Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week drew to a close today with two final races on Block Island Sound. This year’s fleet totaled 167 boats in 15 classes and all but the three Navigator classes sailed a total of 11 races, making it one of […]

June 25, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 25, 2015) –With one day of racing remaining at the Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week, several class leaders strengthened their position as two more races were completed on Block Island Sound. Unlike yesterday, however, the wind was blowing anywhere from the west to the south. One competitor […]

June 24, 2015

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 24, 2015) –A return to normal conditions allowed the Storm Trysail Club to run three more races today at its 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week. The regatta is at its mid-point and seven races have been completed in three days. The race committee hopes to run 10 to 12 races […]

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 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 […]

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).

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 […]

June 18, 2019

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

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 22, 2019

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

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.