2017 race will start on Saturday, July 8.
The Sid Clark Offshore Race dates back to 1904 and may well be the oldest distance race in the country. In 2017 the race will feature a variety of courses ranging in length from 75 to 100 miles. The race will take you down Narragansett Bay and into the waters around Block Island and the Elizabeth Islands. These courses will make for some interesting tactical decisions based on tidal currents and wind conditions. Courses will be selected the day of the event based on expected wind conditions. The longest courses will be used for the fastest boats. The start will be just outside Bristol Harbor. The finish will be just outside Newport Harbor.
The start is mid-day on Saturday to catch the start of the sea breeze. There will be classes for PHRF, One Design, multihull, and double-handed boats.
We invite you to seriously consider joining this race. There will be a pancake breakfast the morning of the start, a great way to meet fellow racers while chowing down on bacon, pancakes, juice and coffee. Moorings, showers and launch service will be available at Bristol Yacht Club for early arrivals. Our goal is to make this race a fun, safe and comfortable experience for all who participate.