Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend
Edgartown, Mass., Martha’s Vineyard, July 17-21
Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend invites sailors to the renowned island retreat of Martha’s Vineyard for three full days racing and onshore entertainment. The event features the Big Boat Buoy Races, inaugurated in 2012, and the historic ‘Round the Island Race, which takes competitors on a 54.7 mile course that passes over Nantucket Sound, the Atlantic Ocean, and Vineyard Sound. The event, scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, July 17-21, is for IRC, PHRF, Double-Handed, Cruising and Classic sailboats. After two days of the Big Boat Buoy Races on Thursday and Friday, Mount Gay will sponsor a Friday night “jump-up” before the ’Round the Island Race makes its own splash on Saturday. A Welcome Reception on Wednesday and Prize Givings on both Friday and Sunday will round out the schedule.
Round the Island Race 2009 (Photo Credit Michael Berwind)
The Big Boat Buoy Races are now sanctioned as part of the prestigious U.S. IRC Gulf Stream Series and the ’Round the Island Race, scored separately, is part of the New England Lighthouse Series for PHRF yachts.
The Big Boat Buoy Races and the ’Round the Island Race each have their own Notices of Race and entry forms, but there is no additional entry fee to compete in the buoy races.
To secure a mooring for the event please contact the Harbormaster’s office at www.edgartownharbor.com or contact Clare Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org if Harbormaster cannot accommodate.
For more information and to register, visit: www.rtirace.org