A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Classes for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer sail between 104 and 177 nm depending on what the Race Committee thinks best suits the conditions.

The start and finish of the race are off Newport’s historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club, which sits famously on a rock in Newport Harbor, and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower. The race also Includes Youth and Collegiate Challenge categories.

Visit www.ilyc.org/long-race for more information.

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