Race Week News
Race Week 2017 is Fast Approaching
July 20, 2017
It's hard to believe Race Week is only 23 days away!
The Nantucket Community Sailing team is plugging away here on island preparing for Race Week 2017.
Nantucket Race Week is an nine-day experience that marshals the entire Nantucket community together in a fun-filled week of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties. The races provide sport for everyone from young dinghy sailors and families in the household one design to grand prix racers at the very top of their profession. The racing begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with events scheduled daily through Sunday, August 20, 2017. We welcome sailors of all levels to participate in our events, and want to extend a special thank you to our visiting teams -- 12 Metre, IOD, PHRF, and classic wooden boats.
Nantucket Race Week is proud to be recognized as a Clean Regatta by Sailors for the Sea since 2009 and every year following has achieved gold-level certification. It is important that we and our participants do all we can to protect Nantucket's pristine environment.
How can you get involved? Volunteer and join the fun!
The Nantucket Race Week Committee is always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of areas both before and during the week itself. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please click on the links below:
Click here to Sign up as NRW Volunteer for Social Events, Registration, Check-in, Drink & Raffle Tickets
Nantucket Race Week is hosted by the Nantucket Yacht Club and the Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing (NCS), a non-profit, educational organization that provides affordable access to sailing and water sports to the public. Now in its 22nd year, NCS served over 2000 sailors last year, providing free equipment and instruction through many community outreach programs, including sponsoring and coaching Nantucket's High School Sailing Team, offering scholarships to year-round island youth, running informal sailboat races for all levels and teaching adaptive windsurfing and sailing clinics for disabled athletes.
We can't wait to see our friends from near and far this summer!