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Calendar Announcement: Ida Lewis Distance Race
The Ida Lewis Distance Race provides sailors with an exciting overnight offshore experience that covers some of the world’s most breathtaking sailing grounds. In its 11th edition, the summer favorite features coastal courses between 104 nm and 177 nm that are perfectly designed for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. Its round-trip course starts and finishes off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower. The August tradition attracts both grand prix racers and cruising enthusiasts, offering special trophies for its Youth Challenge and Collegiate Challenge. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series; and the newly formed Rhode Island Offshore Challenge.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.ildistancerace.org or contact RaceChairman@ILDistanceRace.org.

Save the Date
Friday, August 14, 2015
Newport, Rhode Island

Featuring four coastal race courses between 104 nm and 177 nm, the Ida Lewis
Distance Race is the perfectly designed overnighter for IRC, PHRF, One Design,
Multihull and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. Its round-trip course
starts and finishes off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club and includes turning
marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s
Vineyard and Buzzards Tower.

Both grand prix racers and cruising sailors have come to love and embrace this
August tradition, which also offers special trophies for a Youth Challenge and
Collegiate Challenge.

The eleventh edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled for Friday,
August 14, 2015. It is 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

Competitors are invited to enjoy the Awards Ceremony and cocktail party with
their family and friends on the deck of Ida Lewis Yacht Club Saturday evening.

Check out our website for more details: www.ILDistanceRace.org
or contact:
Simon Davidson / Skip Helme Ann C. Souder
Event Co-Chairs
RaceChairman@ILDistanceRace.org or AnnCSouder@aol.com

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