J/22 weeknight racing

J/22 Weeknight Racing

The 2021 Season is almost here!

Enjoy fleet racing and the benefits of sailing and racing–without the headaches of boat ownership!

Newport YC is host to the series’, and runs the actual racing in the waters between Rose and Goat Islands. One to three races around the “cans” are run each night weather permitting:

  • Tuesdays: Spinnaker 2021 Series 1 June 1 – July 13 and Series 2 July 20 – August 31
  • Wednesdays: Non-spinnaker 2021 Series 1 June 2 – July 14 and Series 2 July 21 – September 1

As with any Sail Newport rental, the skipper (or anyone who will be driving on a race night) must take a check-out as well as a short, written, rules test before the first night of racing, which is included in the charter fee. There must be a minimum of three sailors on board for Tuesday night (spinnaker) racing, and two for Wednesday night (non-spinnaker). You must be a member of Sail Newport to charter for either the spring or summer series, and we encourage all skippers to encourage their crew to become members as well!

The Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and online racing registration will be posted on the Newport YC Racing website in April.

2021 Charter Rates

2021 Rates
$525 to charter a J/22 for either Series 1 or Series 2, $1000 for both

Teams will get a credit for a weekday rental for any night lost due to weather that cancels racing

*The “Open Card” (purchased separately) allows the holder to use the Sail Newport Fleet of J/22s and Rhodes 19s anytime during the course of the season (May – October) that boats are available for a onetime fee $900. The holder may not pass use of the card to any other individual, and must be present to take a boat out. Boats may be reserved in advance during any rental period except for the afternoon 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. rental block on Saturdays and Sundays. If a boat is available at the start of one of those two rental blocks, an Open Card holder may use it, they just cannot displace a fee paying customer. Open Card holders can charter for a series, there is a $250 surcharge per Tuesday night (spin) race series for Open Card holders.

2021 Rates
$400 to charter a J/22 for either Series 1 or Series 2, $750 for both

Teams will get a credit for a weekday rental for any night lost due to weather that cancels racing

*The “Open Card” (purchased separately) allows the holder to use the Sail Newport Fleet of J/22s and Rhodes 19s anytime during the course of the season (May – October) that boats are available for a onetime fee $900. The holder may not pass use of the card to any other individual, and must be present to take a boat out. Boats may be reserved in advance during any rental period except for the afternoon 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. rental block on Saturdays and Sundays. If a boat is available at the start of one of those two rental blocks, an Open Card holder may use it, they just cannot displace a fee paying customer. Open Card holders can charter for a series, there is a $150 surcharge per Wednesday night (non-spin) race series for Open Card holders.

The rules

  1. You must be a Sail Newport member to charter a boat.
  2. All participants chartering a boat must register with Newport YC and pay the appropriate RC fee before the first race of the series you are participating in.
  3. There are twelve boats available for each summer series. If 13 teams indicate interest in either the Tuesday or Wednesday night series, a rotation will be set up and the charter rates will be adjusted accordingly. If 14 of more teams indicate interest on or before May 3, 2021, a drawing for the 13 spots will be held.

2021 J/22 Weeknight Racing Registration

Have questions?

Contact Kim Hapgood, Program Director

Phone: (401) 619-1971
Email: kim.hapgood@sailnewport.org