Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fun-Loving Block Island Race Week

J/111s sailing Block Island Race Week (Block Island, RI)- The Duck Island Yacht Club in Westbrook, Connecticut and the Block Island Yacht Club teamed up to co-host Block Island Race Week 2018. The sailors were blessed with five good days of racing on Block Island Sound from June 17th to the 22nd.  In addition to random leg races, there was the famous Round Island Race, too.

In the PHRF Spinnaker division, a half-dozen boats sailed the entire week.  The highlight was the three-way “match race” taking place within the PHRF division all week long, all vying for “class” bragging rights.  In the end, topping the J/111s was Sedge & Andy Ward’s BRAVO.  Greg Slamowitz’s MANITOU was second, then Kenn Fischburg’s WILD CHILD followed them, in succession.

In the PHRF Non-Spinnaker class, Peter Hilgendorff’s J/29 MEDDLER ended up taking fourth in class after not sailing the last two races.   Sailing results here  For more Block Island Race Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.