Block Island Race Week 2015's end of week paper was delivered on the island Saturday morning. If you missed it, you can download it here.
Caminos © photoboat.com
NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 26, 2015) – The Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week drew to a close today with two final races on Block Island Sound.Read more
Racing has finished at BIRW this afternoon. 11 fantastic races this week!
Some teams stretched their leads and others made remarkable comebacks!
Scores are being tabulated and the shore crew is getting ready for tonight's Hall Spars Party and Final awards. Party starts at 1730.
We'll post photos, reports, video in a bit...
Harbor Start at 0930...There is still a lot to be decided out there today. Have a great day!
FYI - Hall Spars Party and Awards begins at 1730 - See you there.
Class Leaders at Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week Solidify Positions with Final Day Looming
NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 25, 2015) – With one day of racing remaining at the Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week, several class leaders strengthened their position as two more races were completed on Block Island Sound.Read more
© Stephen Cloutier / photogroup.us
Tight racing out there today, racers. Well Done!
There’s going to be plenty to talk about in the tent at the Mount Gay party tonight. Photo finishes happened all over the racecourse during today’s action.
While some racers struggled to hold their podium position with big pressure from climbers, others all but closed out any possibility of being bested.
Congratulations to all you movers and shakers. See you under the tent at 1800.
Preliminary results are being posted.Read more
The crew of Dr. Carl Olsson's Morning Glory is taking the time during postponement to plan for the team’s next event. Since the new boat came along (they've moved from a J/105 to the J/109), the desire to do as many events as possible is strong. According to crew Vicky Jo Neiner, “the boat is a perfect fit for owner and crew.” Sitting in 6th place in the largest and perhaps most competitive fleet, there can be no doubt.
For other crews, a little down time to check in with family, rest a weary back or catch up on reading is how an extra hour ashore is best used. For the Race Committee, constant weather monitoring is the name of the game.
However - Game on - Harbor start has signaled. First gun is at noon - two races planned.....
By Sean McNeill
This is the J/109 2015 North American Championship ©photoboat.com
NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (June 24, 2015) – A return to normal conditions allowed the Storm Trysail Club to run three more races today at its 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week. The regatta is at its mid-point and seven races have been completed in three days. The race committee hopes to run 10 to 12 races for the series.Read more
While the fleet enjoys prime sailing conditions offshore of Block Island, a small band of volunteers are taking care of the dust bunnies under the sofa ashore. In an effort produced and led by Clean Ocean Access Founder & Executive Director Dave McLaughlin, several of us spent a couple of hours picking up trash from the shoreline at Andy’s Way beach at the north end of the Great Salt Pond.
As part of the ongoing sustainability initiatives that this year’s Race Week is undertaking spending some time cleaning the edges of our playground, what others call the sea is a key ingredient.Read more