Round the Island Race (2009). Photo/Edgartown Yacht Club

Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend invites sailors to Martha’s Vineyard from July 17 to July 21 for 3 full days racing and onshore entertainment. The event features the Big Boat Buoy Races, inaugurated in 2012, and the historic ‘Round the Island Race, in which competitors embark on a 54.7-mile course that passes through Nantucket Sound, the Atlantic Ocean, and Vineyard Sound.

The event, scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, is for IRC, PHRF, Double-Handed, Cruising and Classic sailboats. After 2 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.

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. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

To secure a mooring for the event contact the Harbormaster’s office by CLICKING HERE  or email Clare Sullivan at if Harbormaster cannot accommodate.

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