Block Island Race Week Welcome to day 2

THREE CREWS POST PERFECT SCORES ON DAY 1 AT STORM TRYSAIL CLUB’S BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 21, 2015) – NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 22, 2015) – Competitors in the Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week were in near unanimous agreement about the first day of racing – the conditions were idyllic.

Photo by Block Island Steve

Daily Weather Briefing PROVIDED BY WindCheck

Mother Nature continues to ease back the breeze throttle on wind. So, it looks like today’s conditions for Mount Gay Race Day will be a muted version of yesterday with a similar direction, yet lighter strength. Luckily, after a short while (spent possibly on shore) conditions should stabilize a bit and provide for the same sort of nice sailing we’ve grown accustomed to this week.

There were lots of position changes yesterday and with East Coast and North American Championships on the line, crews are champing at the bit to get back out there and put up some low numbers. You can count on the Race Committee to do all they can to get you going.

Good luck out there today!

RACE AROUND THE ISLAND TODAY!

Due to the high winds forecasted, the race committee has indicated that they may run the classic around the island race today. Stay tuned for the official announcement at 9am on Channel 69.

From the Archives

Founded in 1965, the Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week is one of the oldest race weeks in the U.S. The regatta is held in odd-numbered years on idyllic Block Island, about 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. Measuring less than 10 square miles in area, Block Island has been named one of “The Last Great Places” by the Nature Conservancy.

IN THE TENT TONIGHT

Music by the Local Band and Awards Sponsored by Storm TrySail and MountGay.

Tent opens as soon as boats hit the dock.

Protests must be filed by 4pm.

Best Photos of the Day 1
The Storm Trysail Club wishes to thank its many supporters and partners, including sponsors Mount Gay Rum, North Sails, Block Island Wind Farm, Caithness Energy, Vineyard Vines, New England Boatworks, Bainbridge International, Gill, Hall Spars, Gowrie Group, Trident Studio, US Watercraft, PhotoBoat.com, Heineken, Newport Vineyards, WindCheck, Sailing World, Utz Potato Chips, Bitter End, Commanders’ Weather.

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