Schedule

Schedule for Race Week is subject to change for weather. Round The Island Race is scheduled based on weather and could be any of the days.

Sunday, June 18


11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration at Race HQ Tent

Check-In, Pick up Skipper Bag, Boom Stickers, and weigh-in if necessary

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Parrot Head Tailgate Welcome Party

Think Jimmy Buffett Tailgate Party before a concert! Get excited for a week of racing and fun at the Welcome Party in the Race Village. Buttons required to access Tent and Race Village for food, bars, music, and awards. Drink tickets available for additional purchase.

For boats docked at Champlin’s, dress up your boat and crew by the opening of the tent (4:30pm) for a chance to win prizes! Judges will circulate the docks to hand out awards for best style.

Monday, June 19

North Sails Race Day


8:30 am

McMichael Yacht Yard & Brokers Virtual Weather Briefing

Presented by Chelsea Freas, SeaTactics. Tune into our YouTube channel or Facebook page

9:00 am

Morning Announcements with Race Director Dick Neville

Tune your Race Circle VHF Channel

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Daily Awards, Tent Party, and MarkSetBot Races

Buttons required to access Tent and Race Village for food, bars, music, and awards. Drink tickets available for additional purchase.

Back by popular demand, come try to race the MarkSetBots right in front of the Race Village.

Tuesday, June 20

Regatta Craft Mixers Race Day


8:30 am

McMichael Yacht Yard & Brokers Virtual Weather Briefing

Presented by Chelsea Freas, SeaTactics. Tune into our YouTube channel or Facebook page

9:00 am

Morning Announcements with Race Director Dick Neville

Tune your Race Circle VHF Channel

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Daily Awards, Tent Party, and Tug-o-War with New England Ropes & Cyclops Marine

Buttons required to access Tent and Race Village for food, bars, music, and awards. Drink tickets available for additional purchase.

An old BIRW tradition returns once again, thanks to New England Ropes and Cyclops Marine, bring your team to duke it out on the beach for Tug-o-War.

Wednesday, June 21

Gowrie Group Race Day


8:30 am

McMichael Yacht Yard & Brokers Virtual Weather Briefing

Presented by Chelsea Freas, SeaTactics. Tune into our YouTube channel or Facebook page

9:00 am

Morning Announcements with Race Director Dick Neville

Tune your Race Circle VHF Channel

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Daily Awards, Tent Party, and RC Boat Races

Buttons required to access Tent and Race Village for food, bars, music, and awards. Drink tickets available for additional purchase.

New this year, RC Boat races off the Champlin’s Dinghy dock. Boats available to try or bring your own!

Thursday, June 22

Mount Gay Rum Race Day


8:30 am

McMichael Yacht Yard & Brokers Virtual Weather Briefing

Presented by Chelsea Freas, SeaTactics. Tune into our YouTube channel or Facebook page

9:00 am

Morning Announcements with Race Director Dick Neville

Tune your Race Circle VHF Channel

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Daily Awards, Tent Party, and Cornhole Tournament

Buttons required to access Tent and Race Village for food, bars, music, and awards. Drink tickets available for additional purchase.

Because we can’t get enough competition on and off the water all week, get your partner and toss those sandbags for a chance to win prizes from Mount Gay Rum and Margaritaville.

Friday, June 23

Race Day


8:30 am

McMichael Yacht Yard & Brokers Virtual Weather Briefing

Presented by Chelsea Freas, SeaTactics. Tune into our YouTube channel or Facebook page

9:00 am

Morning Announcements with Race Director Dick Neville

Tune your Race Circle VHF Channel

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Final Awards and Tent Party

Buttons required for Tent Access for food and live music. Drink tickets available for purchase that can be used inside tent bars or in the public Race Village bars.

Let’s celebrate an amazing week when final trophies and awards are handed out with plenty of camaraderie and cheer to go around.


More Resources from Local Organizations

The Committee for the Great Salt Pond Boater’s Directory

Dedicated to keeping the waters in the Great Salt Pond pristine, it’s shorelines scenic, and always open to boating, recreation and aquaculture for all, this group has assembled some boater friendly links for download.

Champlin’s Marina and Resort Block Island Directory

From “B” is for Babysitter to “W” is for Walking & Hiking Trails, this is a great place to find things to do for the whole family while on Block.

Block Island Tourism Council’s What To Do Directory

This comprehensive lists has all of the businesses on the island organized by topic with addresses.