Each year, the biggest, longest-running boat regatta on this side of the Atlantic takes place this time of year: Block Island Race Week 2015. This year’s events run from June 21 to June 26 with plenty to offer in what you can do. This year is the 50th anniversary of the events, making it the biggest ever! Book your Rhode Island vacation so that you can attend this magnificent event this year or next.
What You Can Do at Race Week
The Storm Trysail Club puts this event together each year and create multiple events to attend. Race Week 2015 will consist of days with multiple races, shore side activities, and a Round the Island Race. New initiatives will be added with new classes of boats that will be invited to race. An emphasis on environmental awareness and the youth will start, block island ri being a good place to start these activities. This year’s Race Week will include another first for the Storm Trysail Club. Their goal is to make this regatta more environmentally sustainable event. In doing so, they will follow protocols outlined by the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta.
Saturday is when you can go in and get yourself and your boat weighed-in and ready to go at Narragansett Inn. Sunday is when practice starts and races begin. At the end, there will be a welcoming party at the Race Week Tent. You can purchase raffle tickets and on Thursday, June 25, they will do the drawings. Each day consists of a sponsors race day:
- Monday: Caithness Energy Race Day
- Tuesday: Vineyard Vines Race Day
- Wednesday: North Sails Race Day
- Thursday: Mount Gay Race Day
- Friday: Deepwater Wind Race Day
Each day during Block Island Race Week, you are sure to find events for families and boaters alike. If you choose to stay within the Block Island Rentals you will get a great view of the boats in the harbor and the ones racing around the island. It’s a view you can’t get anywhere else!