Celebrating 60 years of great racing!

Join us June 22 - 27, 2025

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June 23, 2023

The final recap on the 30th Block Island Race Week! Check out all the photos, videos, and articles!

June 22, 2023

Mount Gay Race Day became a lay day on Thursday due to high winds and inclement weather.

June 21, 2023

Risk Strategies Gowrie Group Race Day featuring the Regatta Craft Mixers Round the Island Race occurred on Wednesday.

June 20, 2023

Regatta Craft Mixers Race Day on the 2nd day of Block Island Race Week.

Weather Briefings

This year, McMichael is sponsoring expert weather briefings by SeaTactics’ Chelsea Freas every morning. We will share her latest forecast around 0830 right here every morning and will also be emailed to competitors.

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ABOUT THE EVENT


One of the last true Race Weeks in America

The Bi-Annual Event held on odd years in June has been hosted by Storm Trysail Club since 1965.

A long tradition of fun coupled with great racing has afforded Storm Trysail Club fabulous memories, stories, and camaraderie in a beautiful and special place year after year. Become a part of it at the next event!

2025 Race Chair

Ty Anderson

EVENT SCHEDULE


Block Island Race Week is five days of race activities both on and off the water. A variety of racing from buoys to distance and the coveted "Around the Island Race" is paired with a daily after sailing parties sponsored by our Race Partners.

REGISTRATION

Registration is done online before the event and check in begins on Sunday afternoon.

DAILY RACING

Racing starts each day at 11am (except for the pursuit class) and a vary from buoy to distance racing.

AWARDS

Daily awards are given to each class along with overall prizes for the top honors for the week.

SOCIALS

Sailing socials under the Race Tent each night afford sailors the chance to swap stories and laughs from the day's racing.

AROUND THE ISLAND

The Race Committee will pick one day for all boats to race around the island. The day is chosen based on best weather forecast.

NO-WIND BACKUP PLANS

When the weather doesn't cooperate, we have activities planned to keep even the most competitive sailors entertained.

LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy live music under the tent after racing from local and international artists.

ENJOY BLOCK ISLAND

The best part of Race Week is Block Island! From the beaches to restaurants, there is something for the whole family (or crew) to enjoy.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT RACE WEEK IS...

"The perfect balance between racing, socializing, time with family and friends and just being a tourist."

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT RACE WEEK IS...

"The quality of competition."

Participants and volunteers!

Recognizing Camaraderie and Dedication

The North Light Society is for those sailors and volunteers who have participated in at least five Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Weeks, with graduating levels for the ten and fifteen regatta nautical-milestones.

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