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Ted Hood Regatta

The Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta is held 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.


More than three dozen boats compete in Ted Hood Regatta
The Storm Trysail Ted Hood Regatta this past weekend featured 38 boats in five different classes.
Honor a legend Ted Hood in Marblehead this August
Ted Hood Regatta 2023 will be held August 18-20 and registration is open! Photos: Phillip Smith
Ted Hood Regatta
Ted Hood Regatta Recap 2022
Ted Hood Regatta 2022 was a beautiful event this year with close racing. Photos: Phillip Smith
The Calm Before the Storm did not stop Ted Hood Regatta 2021
Ted Hood Regatta was shorten to two days of racing to prepare for a possible Hurricane Henri. Racers managed to compete in the calm before. Photo: Phil Smith

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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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.

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More than three dozen boats compete in Ted Hood Regatta
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