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Photo: BIRW 2017 - Steve Cloutier

Preliminary Circle Assignments have been made for Block Island Race Week 2019. They can be viewed on Yacht Scoring. We are looking forward to great competition by offering a variety of options to suit our diverse fleet.

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Plus 1 is a new shorthanded racing class that the Storm Trysail Club is helping to promote.
The idea behind the new class is come up with a solution to the problem of getting enough
crew and to make big boat racing fun again. It also could be a help to doublehanders who are
tired of working so hard and for those doublehanders interested in doing other types of racing
besides just distance courses. I have named the new division Plus 1 because the crew limit is
one more person than the 10s digit of the boat’s hull length. Under this formula, boats from
20 to 29.9 feet sail with a crew of three, boats from 30 to 39.9 feet sail with four and so on.

The 28th Edition of the famed Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week expects 150 boats, and the number of racing formats has been expanded to attract an even wider array of yachts; ranging from Grand Prix teams to family-friendly cruising boats. Besides the usual Windward/Leeward racing, there will be Pursuit-start and ‘Solent-Style’ racing formats too. 

Multi-Hull Racing, Non-Spinnaker, IRC, ORC and PHRF are returning, along with a new, innovative format – Plus One. Plus One allows the crew be one person larger than the first digit of hull-length. (30-39’ = 4 crew, 40 – 49’ = 5 crew, etc.) Plus One fills a sweet spot between double-handing and fully crewed racing, lowering costs and the need for crew. Click HERE for more on Plus One

Includes IRC, ORC, PHRF, Multi-Hull, Performance Cruising and Non-Spinnaker Classes.

Larchmont, NY – The Notice of Race for the eagerly anticipated 28th Edition of the famed Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week has just been issued by Storm Trysail Club Rear Commodore and STC-BIRW Event Chair Ed Cesare. “We expect to have over 150 boats participate as we’ve expanded the number of racing formats to accommodate an even wider array of yachts – from world-class Grand Prix teams to families and friends racing their cruising boats. We will have the usual Windward/Leeward racing for the majority of the classes, but we will also include Pursuit and ‘Solent-Style’ racing formats.”

Larchmont, N.Y., September 27, 2017 - After the successful running of the 27th Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week, the Storm Trysail Club Rear Commodore and 28th Block Island Race Week Chairman, Ed Cesare, has announced the dates for the next biennial event - Sunday, June 23rd through Friday, June 28th, 2019.

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