J/22 weeknight racing

J/22 weeknight racing

UPDATE: May 22, 2020 

The team at Sail Newport remains hopeful that there will be summer racing on the fleet of J/22s this summer.  When that is, and the format that it will take is planning stages to respect social distancing. Our staff is working to get the fleet rigged  and ready for when we can resume that program. 

If you raced in either the Tuesday or Wednesday night series in 2018 or 2019, you will automatically get an email update when plans finalize.  If you would like to be added to the email notification list, please email:   Kim Hapgood

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
  • Wednesdays: Non-spinnaker

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 registration is posted on the Newport YC Racing website.

2020 charter rates

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.
  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 1st, a drawing for the 13 spots will be held.

*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 $850. 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. There is a $100 surcharge per race series, for Open Card holders.

2020 Charter Registration Coming Soon

Have questions?

Contact Kim Hapgood, Program Director

Phone: (401) 846-1983, ext. 129
Email: kim.hapgood@sailnewport.org