STORM TRYSAIL CLUB'S BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK SET FOR JUNE 18-23, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2016
Upwards of nine classes plan to host championship in conjunction with longstanding regatta
LARCHMONT, NY - The Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race Week, the granddaddy of the club's broad regatta portfolio, is scheduled June 18-23, 2017. Coinciding with the announcement is the launch of a new event website at blockislandraceweek.com, where links to register and the Notice of Race are available.
Founded in 1965 and heading for its 27th running, the Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race Week is a great biennial tradition of New England summers and one of the oldest race weeks in the U.S.
Racing on Block Island Sound in late June, as the season changes from spring to summer, often brings ideal conditions, with a gentle breeze in the morning building to a challenging seabreeze in the afternoon. Many who sailed the regatta in 2015 completed 11 races over five days, including a gearbustin' Around Block Island Race, amid some of the finest weather ever to grace the regatta.
The Championships Regatta
Block Island Race Week's legacy is built on Corinthian racing ideals and camaraderie shore side, but next year's edition will be notable for the number of championships that are scheduled for competition. Already four one-design classes and the IRC Congress have designated Block Island Race Week as their East Coast or North American championship. The list will most likely grow as regatta organizers are in discussions with another five classes.
"We're referring to next year's Block Island Race Week as 'The Championships Regatta,'" said AJ Evans, chairman of Block Island Race Week and Storm Trysail Club rear commodore. "Block Island continues to be the ideal venue for this highly competitive and social regatta. Some classes designated Block Island Race Week as their championship before we even invited them to do so. They clearly recognize Block Island Race Week as offering top-level race management and that's a nice tip of the cap to our race committee volunteers. They're probably also familiar with our tent parties and Block Island's idyllic setting."
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE COMING!
Several classes have already indicated The Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race Week, to be held June 18-23, 2017, will be their regional, national, or even North American championships.
Stay tuned to this website for specific announcements in the next several weeks.
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