The Newport J Class Regatta

The Newport J Class Regatta

The J Class Association and Sail Newport today announced the final course venue for the June 15th – 19th 2011 five race regatta featuring Ranger, Velsheda, and Shamrock V.

The Class, Sail Newport and the US Coast Guard, working with the State of Rhode Island have come up with the attached primary course area to be used throughout the 5 day regatta. Like every regatta, the final courses will be set to the wind direction and velocity in the defined areas.

The attached chart can accommodate courses that can be as short as 7 miles and as long as 23 miles.

Optimum viewing areas are highlighted in green on the attached chart. The course was designed to utilize 3 of Rhode Island’s wonderful waterfront state parks. Ft. Adams, Ft. Wetherill, and Beavertail will all provide a dramatic location for family viewing.

With a minimum of 3 yachts whose average length is 138′ and whose masts clear the Pell Bridge in Newport by 20 feet, these professionally sailed and elegant boats will be quite easy to see.

Make your plans now to come to Newport

For questions about the optimal viewing areas go to http://www.riparks.com.

On water viewing information will be available at every marina in Newport when you check in beginning May 15th at jclassnewportregatta.com

If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact Sail Newport at: USA 401-846-1983.

For general information regarding the Newport J Class Regatta, please email newport@jclassyachts.com