Positive Changes for Edgartown Race Weekend

Positive Changes for Edgartown Race Weekend

by Barby MacGowan Jan 7 09:26 PM UTC
June 23-25, 2022

Last year, the round-the-island race at Edgartown Race Weekend hosted 78 boats. This year’s event has been moved from June 23 to 25. © Daniel Forster

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Edgartown Yacht Club has scheduled its Edgartown 2022 Race Weekend from June 23-25, moving the popular three-day event from its typical July time slot to “shoulder season” on Martha’s Vineyard, the popular island retreat. where it takes place. In addition, the Club announced that the event will run over two days of “Round-the-Sound” (‘RTS) races on Thursday and Friday before culminating with the renowned “Round-the-Island (‘ RTI) race. Race “Saturday.

The 56 nautical mile RTI race, set to start and end off the coast of Edgartown, has been an annual tradition on Martha’s Vineyard for 84 years, making it one of America’s oldest distance races. Last year 78 boats took part in the race, and it is expected that many of those participating in the ‘RTI this year will use the’ RTS as a warm-up. RTS races will be run between 20 and 25 nautical miles, around government marks on Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound (one race per day) and will be rated separately from the RTI with separate prices.

Classes include ORC, PHRF-NE (including Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker and Double Handed divisions) and multihulls. Participating vessels must meet the safety and equipment requirements described on the regatta website.

The first 50 registrants paid for ‘RTI will benefit from two nights of free mooring. The registration fee for the ‘RTS includes one night of mooring for each day that participants register for the’ RTS. Those who register later will receive a mooring depending on the space available.

The current sponsors of Edgartown Race Weekend are Mount Gay Rum, North Sails, Regatta Craft Mixers, Hinckley Yachts, Storm Trysail Club and Team One Newport.

For more information on Edgartown Race Weekend, including NOR, go to www.rtirace.org or contact Margaret Passafiume, (508) 627-4364 x18.

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