August 19-20, 2023

Eastern Yacht Club

Ted Hood Regatta

The 8th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta will be held in Marblehead August 18th through 20th 2023 at Eastern Yacht Club. The regatta is open to all boats with a valid PHRF New England certificate, an ORC certificate, J70, and J105 Class boats. A Distance Ocean Race Friday night for full crewed or Double-Handed racers, and Jib & Main classes.


LATEST NEWS

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.

Co-hosted with:

NOTICE BOARD

VIA YACHT SCORING

For more information and partnership opportunities please contact, tedhood@stormtrysail.org

ABOUT THE EVENT


Marblehead Station’s Creation to Honor A Sailing Hero from the Same Town

About the Ted Hood Regatta

The Ted Hood Regatta is the creation of the Storm Trysail Club’s Marblehead Station. Ted Hood, a legend in sail making, yacht design, and a pioneer in the marine industry began his career in Marblehead. As a sailor, Ted won nearly every trophy from the SORC to The America’s Cup. The Storm Trysail Club is honored to name this regatta for one of Marblehead’s favorite sons, and one of our sports true legends. After the tremendous success of the inaugural 2017 event, the  “Hood Regatta” is on its way to becoming an East Coast Classic.

What you might not know…Have you ever done a “dip-pole jibe”? Have you ever used roller-furling? Have you ever hoisted a jib in a “head-foil”? Ted Hood was the person behind all of these innovations! He revolutionized the sail making industry with new materials, designs, and weaving technology. His yacht designs won every major ocean race, and his creativity helped advance nearly every aspect of our sport.

2023 Race Chair

Clarke Smith

EVENT SCHEDULE


Block Island Race is held over Memorial Day Weekend and starts Friday at 1400 with faster boats finishing as early as Saturday morning or as late as Sunday morning.

REGISTRATION

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

FIRST SIGNAL

1400 on Friday in the vicinity of Red Bell “32” (The Cows) southerly of Stamford Harbor.

THE BLOCK ISLAND COURSE

Boats will sail from the Start; leave Block Island to starboard, to the Finish, leaving Red Bell “32” (The

Cows) and Red Nun “1” to starboard. Course distance is 186 NM.

THE PLUM ISLAND COURSE

Boats will sail from the Start; leave the Red & White Whistle “PI” (Plum Island) to starboard, and to the Finish as described above. Course distance is 125 NM.

AWARDS

Prizes will be awarded at a reception at 1700 on Sunday May 29th at Stamford Yacht Club.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to mono-hull boats of no less than 29 feet LOA (some exceptions, see NOR) with PHRF 81 to 174 or IRC rating 0.930 & faster.

MULTIHULLS WELCOME

Boats may be multihull sailing vessels with a minimum length of 26’ LOA, not including bowsprit, and must have a 2020 NEMA Rating Certificate.

SAFETY

For all classes, at least 75% of those aboard the boat shall have attended a US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar within five years prior to the start of the race.

Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s 100-foot Maxi Comanche holds the course record for 11 hours 25 minutes and 01 second.

The course was shortened by one mile that year (2015) to allow the 22ft draft to finish.

Block Island Race Week Through the Years – The First 10 Race Weeks
2023 is more The Long Island Sound Race
Storm Trysail Club – Gulf of Maine Station and Maine Maritime Academy Host – Jr. Safety-at-Sea Seminar
Final Countdown for Block Island Race Week
A Block Island Race Week Proposal
Block Island Race Week Raffle
Thanks for the Memories
STC Young Member’s and Women’s Committees Cocktail Party
Chicago Yacht Club – Jr. Safety-at-Sea Seminar
Block Island Race Week Members Party – June 21, 2023 from 1800 – 2000 at The Sullivan House
The First Block Island Race Week
A new distance race with a twist!
Back to the (Block) Island
A Pirate Turns 30
Annual Meeting 2023 Recap
NYYC & STC Young Members Cocktail Party
Update your Member Profile!
RSVP for Annual Meeting 2023
Block Island Race Week Hits 100 Boats as New Fleets Join the 30th edition
Annual Meeting Cocktail Party 2023
2022 Intercollegiate Regatta – Photos and Results
Chicago Safety at Sea 2022 Successful Collaboration between CYC and STC
IOR 2022 Program
Order IOR 2022 Crew Shirts
2022 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta Recap: Rhode Island and Wisconsin Wins!
Storm Trysail Club finishes on the Podium at Resolute Cup
Announcing the Astor Trophy
Long Island Sound Rendezvous & Cocktail Party – IOR Weekend
Storck Trio Powers Storm Trysail Club’s Bid for Resolute Cup Podium
Ted Hood Regatta
Ted Hood Regatta Recap 2022
Registration is Open for Block Island Race Week XXX
Storm Trysail Club in the Chicago Mac
Storm Trysail Club in the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race Recap
Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta Volunteers
Down the Bay 2022 Photos
Advice to Offshore Sailors: Follow up from Storm Trysail SAS Seminars
75th Block Island Race – Third Time Was the Charm
BI Race Weather Briefing from Sea-Tactics
Preview of 75th Block Island Race – Largest Fleet in a Decade
Storm Trysail Hosts Safety at Sea at SUNY