2017 BIRW Raffle
John Fisher presents a donation check to the Block Island Rescue Squad from BIRW Raffle proceeds
The 2017 summer sailing season is about to begin and, to many of us, that means Block Island Race Week.
As we look forward to our week on Block Island this June, we need to keep in mind the hospitality the Island’s residents have extended to our sailors regatta after regatta. Starting with BIRW XVIII in 2001, the Storm Trysail Club’s BIRW Raffles have generated over $100,000 that has been directed to the services and charities serving the Island and its residents.
NOTICE OF RACE AMENDED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2017
NOTICE OF RACE AMENDED
Plus One crew limit removed from Performance Cruising Division
LARCHMONT, NY - The Notice of Race for the Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race Week, set for June 18-23, 2017, has been amended.
The most significant change with this amendment is that the Plus One crew limit has been separated from the Performance Cruising classes.
Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week, June 18-23, 2017
The Championships Regatta
LARCHMONT, NY - The only five-day race week in New England features great racing, 6 parties in the Storm Trysail Tent at The Oar - all framed by Block Island’s special ambiance.
Major championships will be decided: IRC, J/44, J/109 and C&C30 North Americans, PHRF and J/88 East Coasts and the J/105 New England Championship.
Racing also offered in Performance Cruising classes, both spinnaker and non-spinnaker (PHRF), double handed (PHRF), classics (CRF) and multihulls (NEMA).
Enter Now! $2 per foot LOA early pay discount if entry fee paid on or before March 1, 2017. Click HERE for regatta details, NOR and to enter.
Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race Week Set For June 18-23, 2017
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 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.
See the Notice of Race for more information, and remember to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and discussions.