Race Week begins Monday with the juniors

In a tradition dating back to 1889, Race Week returns to Marblehead Harbor on Monday, July 23.

Charlie Garrard’s J/105 Merlin rounds the leeward mark en route to a win in the J/105 class at the 2022 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series in Marblehead. PAUL TODD/ OUTSIDE IMAGES

Junior Race Week kicks things off Monday through Wednesday, with “hundreds of sailors ages 8 to 18 competing in Optimists, C420s and Lasers,” according to the website of the Pleon Yacht Club, which hosts the event each summer with race management help from the Boston, Corinthian, Eastern and Manchester yacht clubs.

You can check out the Junior Race Week course map HERE.

After the juniors compete, Race Week continues with adults July 27-30. With about 200 sailboats, Marblehead Race Week is part of the national Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series and co-organized this year by the Marblehead Racing Association and Sailing World. The Corinthian is the host club.

Stay with the Marblehead Current for Race Week coverage. You can read about the 2022 Race Week HERE.

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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