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Block Island Race Week Village is Moving On Up.. the Hill to the Narragansett Inn's Lawn 

After a successful trip to Block Island this week, the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week Organizing Committee is excited to announce a new location for Race Headquarters and Village at the Narragansett Inn just 100 yards away from the former site adjacent to the Oar. 

"The view is amazing from up here, there isn't a bad seat in the house," said Vice Commodore and Event Chairman, Ed Cesare looking out on the Great Salt Pond and right up the channel to Block Island Sound.  "The new location along with the enhancements under the tent brought by Presenting Sponsor Margaritaville will bring a fresh and fun vibe to post-race festivities, awards and the whole Event."

The Duty Desk, Jury Rooms, and Race Organization offices will all be located right at the Narragansett creating a true race village for the enjoyment and convenience of competitors.

Premier Five-Day Regatta Will Conclude with Margaritaville Race Day

Block Island, R.I. – March 26, 2019 – Storm Trysail Club and Margaritaville Holdings today announced that Margaritaville, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, will be the first presenting sponsor for Block Island Race Week, one of the premier regattas in the U.S. In addition to Margaritaville’s participation in the tent each day during the June 23-28th event, the final race day of the regatta will officially be named “Margaritaville Race Day.”

"Nostalgia and a relaxed atmosphere have always been hallmarks of Storm Trysail's Block Island Race Week," says Vice Commodore and Event Chair, Ed Cesare. "This makes the partnership with Margaritaville a natural fit and we welcome their eager involvement.  This new relationship will bring a great vibe to the whole regatta, including the revitalized lay day.”

Margaritaville will transform the race tent, transporting sailors into the brand’s laid-back lifestyle. Live entertainment, the centerpiece of the Margaritaville brand, will take place on-site each day, along with exciting Margaritaville-inspired activities and promotions.

Over 115 boats have already registered for a variety of racing – from "Solent Style" (a combination of short course and distance racing) to cruising and one design – the 2019 Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville is shaping up to be an exceptionally lively one. 

“We are thrilled to bring the Margaritaville state of mind to Block Island Race Week, a famed sailing event already known for its exciting competition and community spirit,” said Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, Margaritaville’s chief marketing officer. “Margaritaville’s partnership with the Storm Trysail Club will bring added relaxation, fun, and camaraderie to competitors, family, and friends on the island.”  

Sailors can register and learn more at

The Storm Trysail Club listened to competitors of past Block Island Race Week's, and there was an overwhelming call for finding a greater balance between the racing and the leisure on the island. We know five days of racing can be draining for many sailors, so we have brought back the lay day from early Race Weeks. These rest days were seen as a highlight of the event for families, friends, and competitors to enjoy all the beauty Block Island has to offer.

It is a balmy day here in the Northeast, so as the snow melts, we know thoughts of summer are among us especially the building anticipation for the 28th Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week. For us, there are many new facets to Race Week we eagerly can't wait to share them with you. So stay tuned for more great announcements over the coming weeks.
For those of you who have not signed up yet for BIRW:
It couldn’t be easier to do so and get the logistics squared away. Whether you are seeking as many races a day “as practical” on the White Circle or mixing it up with a combination of bouy and distance racing, there is a format for you to spend a week on the water with your crew.

We are thrilled North Sails has returned to Block Island Race Week to support our sailors both on and off the water. North Sails has a long history with Block Island Race Week, outfitting and supporting a significant number of boats, including many clients with race victories.
North Sails has expanded their commitment to Race Week with NEW and returning levels of support for sailors including expert coaching, weather briefings, and overnight sail repairs. 



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