Welcome to the 72nd Annual Block Island Race

The Race Started Friday May 26, 2017

A spring classic, this 186 nautical mile race from Stamford, CT down Long Island Sound, around Block Island, RI and back to Stamford is an annual rite of passage for many racing yachts.

The Block Island Race was first held in 1946 and is a qualifier for the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy (IRC), the Double Handed Ocean Racing Trophy (IRC), the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF), and the Gulf Stream Series (IRC). The Block Island Race is also a qualifier for the Caper, Sagola, and Windigo trophies awared by the YRA of Long Island Sound and the 'Tuna' Trophy for the best combined IRC scores in the Edlu (40%) and the Block Island Race (60%).

Click HERE for 2017 Race Information, Entries and Final Results

Click HERE for 2017 Press Release

Click HERE for an interview with Ray Redniss about the STC’s annual
Block Island Race - by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor on May 22, 2017