(Newport, RI)- The inaugural J/70 World Championship will be held in Newport, R.I. from September 8th to 13th and hosted by New York Yacht Club. Races will be sailed on either Narragansett Bay or offshore on Rhode Island Sound, depending on weather conditions. Principal hosting partner for the event is Sail Newport, where boats will be docked for the event.
Stu Saffer, the Event Chairman, comments: “New York YC is honored to host the inaugural J/70 World Championships in Newport, RI, this September. We look forward to welcoming sailors from around the world to Harbour Court, our on-the-water clubhouse, and hope they enjoy all the services and amenities our club has to offer. The initial growth of the J/70 class is remarkable, and we are anticipating an extremely competitive regatta on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.” Harbour Court will be the site for the skipper’s meeting and kick-off party, the Wednesday dinner and the Final Awards.
There is a fleet limit of 120 boats. Due to the high level of interest, qualifying events around the world will determine which teams get to sail in the World Championship. U.S. teams should visit the U.S. J/70 Class Association website (http://www.j70class.com) for detailed information on qualifying regattas. Foreign teams should refer to the International J/70 Class Association website (http://www.j70ica.org) for qualification and registration requirements.
Charter boats will be available for international teams, please contact Kendra at J/Boats (ph# 401-846-8410 or email- email@example.com) for further information. Rooms are being held at area hotels for Worlds competitors. For more information on housing, qualifying or the regatta in general, please visit the J/70 World Championship website.