One Design Class Start


Guidelines for One-Design Classes, Level and Narrow Band Rating 

Below are the guidelines for one-design and level rated classes desiring a separate class start at Block Island Race Week XXIII (June 19 - 24, 2011).

Race Format

Racing begins on Monday, June 20th and concludes Friday, June 24th. Competition will be a mix of round-the-buoys racing balanced by an approximate 26 mile Around the Island Race (weather permitting) The Race Committee will attempt to run two buoy races each day using three separate racing circles. Registration is Sunday, June 19th.

Shoreside Activities

Various shoreside activities for racers, as well as, friends and family not racing will take place during the week. Trophies will be supplied by the Storm Trysail Club and awarded nightly in the Race Week tent. (1st, 2nd, 3rd place for each class). Class prizes for the series, and BIRW Perpetual Trophy winners will be awarded at the final Awards Ceremony on Friday June 24, 2011.


Entries are open to boats with a minimum length overall of 24 feet. One Design and Level-Rated classes are encouraged to attend Race Week. A separate start for one design classes are based on boat size and number of entries.


Championship and Class Start Registration and Deadline

Class championship and class start information will be announced on the website. For classes wishing to hold a class championship we will need to hear from you very soon. Individual class and one-design starts will be determined by the number of entries. One design classes are urged to make early registration in order to insure adequate participation for a separate class start.


Dock/Moorings/Launching Facilities

Race Week will be headquartered at the Block Island Boat Basin and Payne's Dock. Classes who want to be docked together may work this out through these marinas. There are trailer-launching facilities on the mainland and on Block Island.


Class Coordinator

Each class wishing to stage a championship or one-design start at Block Island must appoint a Class Coordinator. This individual will act as the liaison between your class and The Storm Trysail Club. We welcome your class participation in Block Island Race Week 2011.


. Tel: 914-834-8857, Fax: 914-834-6484 or email          



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