J22 Fleet Racing 2017         

    Sail Newport's fleet of J/22's are available to race in a variety of racing disciplines. These are great opportunities to participate in organized and competitive evening fleet racing and enjoy the benefits of sailing and racing-without the headaches of boat ownership!  
    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.  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!

        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 typically held each night, weather permitting.  NYC has indicated that information, including NOR, SI and on-line registration for the 2017 season should be posted on the NYC website by early March: 

Newport YC Racing

2017 Charter Rates

Tuesday Night (Spinnakers)
Spring Series—May 9—June 27 $540 or Open Card* + $160
Summer Series—July 4—August 29         $540 or Open Card* + $180
Wednesday Night (Non-spin)
Spring Series May 10—June 28      $480 or Open Card* + $120
Summer July 5 – August 30  $480 or Open Card* + $135


The online Charter Application will go live as soon as NYC posts the 2017 NOR, SIs and Regatta Registration on their website.  If you would like to get an email message when this happens, please email :  Kim Hapgood

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 Spring and Summer series.  If 13-14 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 more than 14 teams indicate interest, a drawing for the 14 spots will be held.

*The "Open Card" allows the holder to use the Sail Newport Fleet of J/22s and Rhodes 19s anytime during the course of the season that boats are available for a onetime fee.  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 pm 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.

For more information please e-mail Kim Hapgood or call 401) 846-1983 x129