Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bacardi Newport Sailing Week- Register Now!

J/70 sailing Bacardi sailing week regatta (Newport, RI)- The J/70 class is again invited to participate for three days of racing in the Bacardi Newport Sailing Week.  The event will take place from June 24th to 26th and hosted by Newport Yacht Club.  Leading the Newport YC Race Committee team will again be PRO Eric Langley.

The regatta in 2015 was great sailing, first-class race committee work, and very entertaining.  The NYC runs the J/70 class just north of the Pell Newport Bridge, inside of Gould Island.  The racing is fast & furious and no race lasts for more than 30-40 minutes at most.  Virtually, college-style sailing with fast turn-arounds between races and very little waiting time.  As one might expect, it’s very tactical sailing and puts a premium on good boathandling, all excellent training for any J/70 crew!

The social events at the NYC Bacardi Tent are nicely done, beautifully catered, and with plenty of food!  In fact, more food than the fleet could consume!  Plus, adult refreshments were excellent, as one might expect from the largest privately held, family-owned spirits & wine company in the world, founded in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba in 1862 and now spanning 200 brands/labels (on tap were beer, wine, various rums, Bombay Sapphire Gin and Grey Goose Vodka)!

Registration takes place Thursday evening at NYC.  The J/70s may base themselves at Fort Adams Alofsin docks and piers.  For more regatta information, please contact Gabriele Pedone, the Event Chair, at ph# (305) 373-6671 or email- info@studiomilano.com.  For more Bacardi Newport Sailing Week information and get onto Yachtscoring registration here.