Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend returns July 20–22

The U.S. Naval Academy's Ranger heels over during the 'Round-the-Buoy Races.

Sailors of every age and inclination will descend on Martha’s Vineyard for Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend, set for Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22. In two days of ’Round-the-Buoy Races (’RTB) and a third day of distance racing on a separately scored 56 nautical-mile ’Round-the-Island Race (’RTI), sailors can relish tough competition against star-quality local and visiting teams while indulging in the extraordinary surroundings of the Island.

Regularly attracting entrants from the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend delivers exceptional racing opportunities for boats 28 feet and longer in classes for IRC, ORC, ORR, PHRF (spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions), Double-Handed, and Classic. A Welcome Reception on Wednesday night (July 19); a Mount Gay-sponsored “jump-up” party on Friday night; and prize givings on both Friday and Sunday (July 23) round out the schedule for competitors who are entered in one or the other, or both, of the racing sessions.

Deadline for entry is Wednesday, July 19 for the ’Round-the-Buoy Races (click here to register) and Friday, July 21 for the ’Round-the-Island Race (click here to register). A registration fee is required for the ‘Round-the-Island Race; the ‘Round-the-Buoy Races are free. For more information, go to RTIrace.org or contact raceadministrator@edgartownyc.org.