Starts are June 2 & 3rd 2023
A 475 mile biennial race from Annapolis to Newport Race.
The Annapolis to Newport race is one of the most historic and well-known of the US East Coast blue water races. Linking two seaports dating from our nation’s birth, Annapolis and Newport, the race provides a contrast between the country’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.
June 1, 2023
Storm Trysail Club is celebrating a special anniversary in 2023 as this will be the 30th edition of Block Island Race Week. To commemorate the occasion, we take a look back at the early days of the biennial regatta, which quickly built a reputation for delivering exciting competition on the water and loads of fun ashore.
May 30, 2023
The 76th Annual Block Island Race was more of a Long Island Sound Race this year as Storm Trysail Club Race Committee decided the morning of the start to shorten the 186 nm course to 116 nm due to light winds.
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ABOUT THE EVENT
Proud Partnership with Annapolis Yacht Club, The US Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, & Ida Lewis Yacht Club
Kicking off the Summer Season
The Annapolis-Newport race was officially established in 1947 to be on a continuing basis in alternate years with the Newport-Bermuda Race. Until the mid-50s, it was the Newport-Annapolis race, but after much complaining by the competitors about slow trips up the Chesapeake after a long ocean race, the course was reversed in 1957.
The record time for the race is held by Warrior, Stephen Murray Jr.’s modified Volvo 70, who set a new course record in 2019 by completing the race in 40 hours, 14 minutes and 36 seconds, win line honors and take home the trophy for lowest elapsed time of a monohull. This broke the previous record set by Carerra, Joseph Dockery’s Farr 60 skippered by Chris Larson, in 2001 at 42 hours, 58 minutes, 12 seconds.