Edgartown Race Weekend Starts July 28

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

The Edgartown Yacht Club of Martha’s Vineyard will host the 79th ‘Round-the-Island Race on July 30, and the ‘Round-the-Buoys Races on July 28-29.

“Both parts of the racing are appealing,” said Event Chair and Immediate Past Commodore Clare Harrington. “The 56-mile ’Round-the-Island Race is a longstanding tradition and unique in so many ways, and the ’Round-the-Buoy Races were added in 2012 to provide a just-right combination of competition for dozens of teams competing.”

Harrington explained that while top sailors participate, the event is at the same time family-friendly. “We host an entire spectrum of boats, from high-level racing machines to cruising yachts,” she said.

Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend provides competitive racing for boats 28’ and longer in divisions for IRC (without the requirement of endorsed certificates), ORC, CRF, and PHRF-NE. Specific classes for Double-Handed, One Design, and Classic yachts are added when at least three entries are entered for each discipline. Notices of Race for both ’RTB and ’RTI events have been posted HERE and deadline for entry is July 27 for the ’RTB and July 29 for the ’RTI. No registration fee is required for the ’RTB. The ’Round-the-Island Race, scored separately, also is part of the New England Lighthouse Series for PHRF yachts.

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