After five days of hard racing at Block Island Race Week, on Friday, June 23, there were 16 ecstatic winners and an equal number of disappointed runners-up. Partnership, a J/111 campaigned by David and Maryellen Tortorello, won a good battle with Sea Biscuit in PHRF 1. Only two points separated the two boats going into Friday’s action, but a disqualification in Race 7 doomed the Farr 30 skippered by Kevin McNeil of Annapolis, Maryland. "We have done Block Island Race Week five times, and this is the first time we’ve won our class so this is phenomenal," David Tortorello said. "We had very, very good competition, and I think the key was consistency. We put up a lot of top three finishes. Our crew work was fabulous." In the J/111 Sub Class, second place for the week was Douglass Curtiss, Wicked 2.0; first place for the week David & Maryellen Tortorello, PARTNERSHIP. For complete event information, visit