Saturday, July 8, 2017

Edgartown Race Weekend J/Boats Trophies!

J/111 Wicked 2.0 sailing Edgartown (Edgartown, MA)- J/Boat participation in the Edgartown 'Round-the-Island Race is ever increasing!  To recognize and honor these yachts, trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded on corrected time amongst all the J/Boats in all classes!!  Like many of the world’s epic “round island races”, the blast around Martha’s Vineyard Island ranks amongst one of the most challenging anywhere and is about the same distance as the famous Round Island Race of the Isle of Wight.

Why not sail America’s version of that famous race around beautiful Martha’s Vineyard?  The challenges are every bit as crazy as you round various points, bluffs, tidal races and gorgeous beaches.

No question, one of the ten best weekends of the year, especially if you live in New England, is upon us.  Often, we’ve dreamt of these days while shoveling mounds of snow or paying the heating bill.  For sailors, especially, who look to combine competition with great camaraderie, there is no better way to spend one of these precious weekends than competing in Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend, which offers the option of two-day Round-the-Buoy Races (Thursday and Friday, July 20-21) or the iconic Round-the-Island Race (Saturday, July 22), or both.

The Friday night “Jump-Up” sponsored by Mount Gay is held at Edgartown Yacht Club and follows the Round-the-Buoy awards presentations for winners of each day as well as overall for both days.  Saturday’s Round-the-Island Race is open to IRC, ORR, ORC, PHRF-NE (including spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions), classic, one-design, multihull and double-handed boats. The Round-the-Island Race awards ceremony is on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Edgartown Yacht Club.
Make room for this event on your summer calendar and come join us as we celebrate summer sailing with friends!  For more Round-the-Island Race sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.