Ninth Ida Lewis Distance Race scheduled

Now in its ninth year, the Ida Lewis Distance Race will get underway on Aug. 16, with a start in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, just south outside of Newport Harbor and finish in front of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club’s Lime Rock Light clubhouse.

The racing venue will offer four courses: the Montauk Course, 177 nm; the Block Island Course, 150 nm; the Nomans Course, 122 nm; and the Buzzards Bay Tower Course, 104 nm.

Classes will include IRC, PHRF and multihull boats. There will also be a double-handed division, a youth challenge, and a collegiate division.

The Ida Lewis Distance Race is also a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series.

By Ocean Navigator