Thick fog and light winds greeted sailors on the final morning of Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville. After an hour-long postponement, the Race Committee ultimately decided to abandon racing on Margaritaville Race Day due to the low visibility and lack of wind. Bill Zartler’s DEJA VOODOO from Lakewood, TX won the J/105 fleet – one of the largest in a decade with 13 boats. "As usual, it’s great to be at Block Island Race Week because of the challenging conditions. You have to watch the current and the wind shifts. This team was on top of the racecourse, at all times paying attention, and was ready to change gears quickly." Zartler attributes having a team that has sailed together a long time to the victory. The Vintage Yacht Trophy: Best Yacht at Block Island Race week 25 years old or older, substantially unaltered, with the best point score for the week went to Bill Zartler, DEJA VOODOO.
- Deja Voodoo, USA130, William Zartler – 1 -7 -2 -1 -4 -1 -1 ; 17
- Boat 63, USA63, Bruce Stone / Nicole Breault – 7 -1 -1 -5 -3 -4 -2 ; 23
- Honey Badger, USA568, Brian M. Nelson – 4 -2 -3 -6 -2 -8 -4 ; 29
For complete event details and video, visit https://stormtrysail.org/regattas/blockislandraceweek/.