Round-the-Island Race 2020

boat race
30 to 01
Jul to Aug
2020

Round-the-Island Race 2020

  Edgartown Yacht Club  

Competitive yet fun, the Race Around Martha's Vineyard is one of the nation's oldest distance races scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020. Two days preceding RTI are buoy racing on Thursday and Friday, July 30th and 31st.
Edgartown Yacht Club held its first race around Martha’s Vineyard Island in the summer of 1938. The course itself is a splendid sail. The course has views of cliffs, headlands, villages and open water with sights of the seven lighthouses of Cape Poge, Gay Head, Tarpaulin Cove, Nobska, West Chop, East Chop and Edgartown. In the morning the fleet sails between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket along the east beach of Chappaquiddick. At midday they are in the open Atlantic Ocean with views of the south coast of the Vineyard. In the afternoon, rounding the gorgeous cliffs of Gay Head. If the tidal currents or wind conditions make going slow, the Race Committee will finish the race just north of Menemsha.