Friday kicks off the annual Winery Race, hosted by the Stamford Yacht Membership every Labor Day weekend. For the 4th consecutive 12 months we’re honored to offer coveted Chelsea Ship’s Bell clocks for choose winners. Through the years the race has grow to be a basic American yachting occasion, punctuated by a 238-mile course that stretches from Connecticut’s Shippan Level, by the oft treacherous Plum Intestine, previous panoramic Block Island, and on to the sunshine tower that marks Buzzard’s Bay–then again round to end in Stamford Harbor. Since 1932, this difficult occasion has attracted among the world’s greatest sailors. Winners typically credit score their luck to a eager information of native waters somewhat little bit of luck.
As famous on the official race web site, Nationwide Crusing Corridor of Famer Bob Bavier referred to as the Winery race one of many nice “yachting classics,” saying:
“The best distance races of the world have a number of issues in frequent – a difficult course, aggressive fleets and an fascinating array of well-known yachts. By these requirements, the Stamford Yacht Membership’s Winery Race charges near the highest. Like a miniature Fastnet, the Winery has a mixture of coastal cruising, the place currents play a giant position, a stretch of ocean crusing, and a mark to spherical – the Buzzards Bay tower – earlier than returning.”
Please be a part of us in wishing the very best of luck to all of the courageous contributors!