2011 Ida Lewis Distance Race - Now due for its seventh edition this classic sailing race will be held on Friday 19th August.
by Barby MacGowan
The race features a 177nm and a 150nm race course over some of the most storied and beautiful sailing grounds in the world.
With a spectacular start off Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay, the race includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower on its way to a signature champagne finish inside Newport Harbor off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club.
Classes are for IRC, PHRF (including Cruising Spinnaker and a Youth Challenge division), One Design and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series. Ida Lewis Distance Race website
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