Race: Block Island Race

May 15, 2020

There will be no Block Island Race in 2020. The 75th edition will now be in 2021. Stay safe!

April 6, 2020

At this time we have decided to postpone the start from May 22nd to Friday, June 19 – the originally scheduled start date for the Newport Bermuda Race.

March 20, 2020

Health and safety are a top priority of the Storm Trysail Club and in the face of the evolving COVID-19 situation.

March 1, 2020

Dedicated in 1988 to the yacht that has won her fleet and has beaten the 2nd and 3rd place yachts by the greatest margin in the Block Island Race.

February 5, 2020

The NOR is posted and registration is open on Yacht Scoring for the 2020 Block Island Race which will begin on Friday, May 22.

May 30, 2019

For the 65 boats that started the 74th Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race, the wind gods proved to be capricious. Competitors found themselves to be racing in big breeze one minute, and no breeze the next.

May 29, 2018

80 boats crossed the starting line in big breeze to begin the 73rd edition of the 186 nm Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race.

May 29, 2017

With the planned start of the 72nd edition of the Block Island Race on May 26 off of Stamford, CT, conflicting weather models had navigators and skippers scratching their heads as they planned their strategies.

May 22, 2017

by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor ahead of the 2017 Block Island Race

May 22, 2017

by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor on 22 May 2017/ Originally posted: https://www.sail-world.com/USA/An-interview-with-Ray-Redniss-about-the-STCs-annual-Block-Island-Race/153889

May 18, 2016

In its 71st year, this 186 nautical mile race for IRC and PHRF boats starts at The Cows off Stamford Harbor (Conn.), runs down Long Island Sound, around Block Island (R.I.) and back to Stamford.

May 25, 2015

A record breaking year with the 100 foot Comanche finishing in 11 hours 25 minutes and 1 second.

May 27, 2014

A record breaking year with the 100 foot Comanche finishing in 11 hours 25 minutes and 1 second.

May 25, 2013

George David's (Hartford, Conn.) 90' Rambler finished the 186 nautical mile course in 13 hours, 15 minutes and 55 seconds, shaving two hours, 27 minutes and 10 seconds off Rambler 100's record-breaking time (also turned in by George David) in the 2011 race.

May 25, 2012

2012 Results and Photos

May 30, 2011

Even though it moved along at only five knots for several hours and briefly “parked” three times when the wind switched off completely, Rambler 100, George David’s (Hartford, Conn.) rocket ship built for speed, broke--by 42 minutes and 45 seconds.

January 19, 2000

Best overall performance in the Block Island Race.

January 18, 2000

Best elapsed time in IRC Fleet in the Block Island Race.

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