Edgartown Race Weekend

Competitive yet fun, the race 'round Martha's Vineyard is one of the nation's oldest distance races. 
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'Round-the-Island Race | Saturday, July 24, 2021.

'Round-the-Buoy Races | Thursday & Friday, July 22-23, 2021.

'Round-the-Island official notice board

'Round-the-buoys official notice board 





'Round the Island Race

imgEdgartown Yacht Club held its first race around Martha's Vineyard Island in the summer of 1938, and except for the years of the Second World War the race has been an annual event since then. For a number of years the course was extended to round the Buzzards Bay Tower, but today the traditional tight course around Martha's Vineyard Island is used.

Normally it is possible for both cruising and racing boats to finish the 52¼ nautical mile course by late afternoon or early evening. If the tidal currents or wind conditions make going slow, the Race Committee will finish the race just north of Menemsha.