Block Island Race Week, June 20-24, 2011
(a note from North East Fleet Captain, Bob Zannetti)
Shortly after Annapolis, the next major event on the Farr 30 calendar is BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK which takes place on June 20 to 24 on Block Island, Rhode Island. We have about 8 boats committed so far and I would expect that number to grow as the class momentum builds.
In addition, the CEDAR POINT ONE DESIGN REGATTA takes place in Westport, CT the weekend of June 4 & 5 which will feature a Farr 30 One Design start. Think about it; bring your boat to Westport, CT after the Annapolis NOOD on the way to Block Island and get another regatta in; so far, we expect 5-6 boats to participate in this event and we locals can help with launching and berthing if you need assistance
Some logistical details to keep in mind as your planning for BIRW:
Ferry Reservations: To get a car on the island, make ferry reservations with the Block Island Ferry Company. The phone # is 401-783-7996 and their website is: www.blockislandferry.com
Dockage: The Farr 30 fleet will be at Payne’s Dock at the head of the Salt Pond. We’ve told them to expect 8-10 boats from our fleet and they’re ready for us. Call them at 401-466-5572 to reserve a slip or go to their website: www.rdaines.com for reservations.
Housing: There are two really good Real Estate Agencies on the island for house rentals that are ready to work with us:
Sullivan Real Estate; phone: 401-466-5521 www.sullivanbi.com
Ballard Hall Real Estate; phone: 401-466-8883 www.blockislandproperty.com
Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional information.
NE Fleet Captain