Edgartown regatta kicks off Thursday

Arthur Santry is bringing his Rhode Island/Washington entry Temptation/Oakcliff to try Edgartown Race Weekend for the first time since the early 1980s, when he sailed with his father in the ‘Round-the-Island Race. — Photo courtesy of PhotoBoat.com

The Edgartown Yacht Club race weekend looks more competitive than ever this year, with 20 boats new to the competition out of 48. A series of buoy races just off Edgartown Harbor is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, followed by a Round-the-Island Race on Saturday, July 25.

Edgartown Race Weekend provides competitive racing for boats 28 feet and longer in divisions for IRC, PHRF (Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker), and HPR. Specific classes for Double-Handed, One Design, and Classic yachts are added when at least three boats are entered for each discipline. Competitors have a choice of sailing just one session or the other, but the trend since 2012, when buoy racing first was added to the mix, has been participation over all three days.

For more information, contact raceadministrator@edgartownyc.org.