Ida Lewis Distance Race Announcement
(Newport, RI)- The annual Ida Lewis Distance Race will be taking place on August 19, 2021, for a fleet of avid offshore racers in New England. There is still time to register and participate!
The race will again feature a variety of classes sailing under both ORC and PHRF handicap ratings. In addition, there will be a PHRF Doublehanded Class for those interested in that type of racing.
At this time, there are eight PHRF Doublehanded teams, including a J/121. In the PHRF Division, ten boats are already registered, including two J/105s, a J/109, J/122, J/121, J/92S, and J/130.
The co-owners of the J/122 ALLIANCE commented on their participation, “For Mary Martin and me (Eric Irwin), co-owners, this will be our first Ida Lewis Distance race on ALLIANCE with our prospective crew for Newport Bermuda 2022. We both have competed in Ida Lewis Distance Race in the past, mostly aboard the J/109 VENTO SOLARE. So, we are excited to compete in our first overnight distance race with our new crew and “new” boat!”
In addition, there is also strong participation in the ORC Division, which currently includes a J/111, two J/122s, a J/133, and a J/44!
Get your crew and boat organized today and jump in! It should be nice sailing around the picturesque, criss-crossing race track the race is known for, using Block Island as one of the principal “marks” to go around! For more Ida Lewis Distance Race sailing and registration information