Sailboats on the Horizon - June 23rd - June 28th - Book Your Package Now!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Digging your toes into the warm, soft sand and feeling the cool summer breeze drift over your shoulders as you sit around friends and family on beach chairs and blankets, looking out into the horizon will offer you more than just the sun reflecting off the blue green of the sea. As a multitude of colors flash by, all vying for the lead spot in a race against the clock, your eyes focus to discover what brought on these fantastic view interruptions. This is not a mirage you are witnessing, but the 25th Annual Block Island Race Week tournament!
Block Island is known for its charming small town atmosphere, blue rolling waves crashing on miles of sandy beaches, and an all over sense of fun and relaxation during the warm summer months. Although Block Island is surrounded entirely by the Atlantic, some may not know that it has also become popular for hosting a sail boat race week, an annual competition known for its exciting adventure and impressive teams of sailors. For the week of June 25th through the 28th, sailing teams and their vessels will be traveling to Block Island’s many marinas to experience this exciting activity that will be racing around the island, or, around the Block.
Block Island Race Week XXV, brought to you by the Storm Trysail Club, has been in existence since 1965 and has continued to draw out visitors from all over the country to witness the majestic race against the power of the sea. While race week draws sail boat friend and fans, it also allows the introduction of a different type of view to the public. Over this 6 day venture, sailing teams and the public are invited to take part in witnessing a breathtaking sport dominate the shores of Block Island with their striking colors reflecting beautifully on our local waters.
Small town charm, stunning ocean views, delicious Italian, steak, and seafood restaurants, sandy white beaches, and sunny skies… you had me at Block Island.
Whether you’re just visiting for the day or planning on spending the night, we have an excellent selection of accommodations to choose from at Block Island Reservations that will guarantee that you and your friends or family are a part of a local tradition that should not be missed! The Harborside Inn, located in the middle of town in Old Harbor, offers a spacious outside deck to lounge on and experience the breathtaking view of the harbor. Our Discover Block Island 2-night mid-week package for the week of the race, June 23rd through the 28th, is our most popular package and it’s no wonder when it practically plans your vacation for you! This package includes your 2 night stay at the Harborside Inn (in any room that sleeps 2), 2 round trip ferry tickets from Point Judith RI, 2 bicycles for your entire stay, dining vouchers worth $100 redeemable at the Harbor Grill (inside the Harborside Inn) or the Mohegan Café & Brewery, along with complimentary beach chairs and an umbrella with a welcome bag. This amazing package comes to $439, all taxes included. We also offer an upgrade for a room at the Ashley House for an additional $50. Call our office any day of the week to book a package with us and you’ll be glad you did!
If you’re looking for a new and relaxing island getaway that offers beautiful views, breathtaking sunsets, and a charming atmosphere to boot, make Block Island, RI your destination this summer!
For more information about Block Island Race Week XXV, you can visit their website, http://www.blockislandraceweek.com for schedule, raffle, and race result information. For more information about our Block Island Reservations Mid-Week Packages, visit http://www.blockislandreservations.com/specials/, or scroll to the top of our website and click the “Specials” tab!