The Ida Lewis Distance Race Friday, August 14, 2015 Newport, Rhode Island provides sailors with an exciting overnight offshore experience that covers some of the world’s most breathtaking sailing grounds.
In its 11th edition, the summer favorite features coastal courses between 104 nm and 177 nm that are perfectly designed for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. Its round-trip course starts and finishes off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower.
The August tradition attracts both grand prix racers and cruising enthusiasts, offering special trophies for its Youth Challenge and Collegiate Challenge. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series; and the newly formed Rhode Island Offshore Challenge.
Ida Lewis Distance Race
Ida Lewis Yacht Club
Newport, RI, USA