Wednesday, June 24, 2020

J/22 "Household Racing" is HUGE Hit in Newport!

J/22 one-design sailboat- sailing off Newport, RI
Recently, the Executive Director of SAIL NEWPORT- Brad Read- provided an update on their experience "opening up" their facility at Fort Adams in Newport, RI. In summary, here is what Brad had to say:

"Our staff has been working overtime to ensure that all of our services are available for all of our sailors!

With excellent communication with Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management (DEM), we have received approval to run:

  • Our summer youth and racing programs have been approved and will start on June 29th!!  
  • Household racing in J/22s has been a HUGE hit! 
  • Household rentals and lessons on the J/22s have slowly increased since the start of Phase II.
SAIL NEWPORT has received these approvals due to the trust that the state has put in us to monitor the areas of the park that are within our lease. These actions include health checks for staff and patrons, parking, face coverings, ensuring compliance with hygiene regiments in bathrooms/on boats /on surfaces /hand washing/PPE, contact tracing, and other protocols.

Thank you to all of the sailors in our facility for their understanding of the new guidelines that we must live under. I am super proud of our entire team, which includes staff, Executive Board, Board of Directors and Advisory Council!

Our sailing/racing schedule continues to be robust and is working daily with the state to find ways to get more people safely on the water. Stay tuned for our July and August schedule."  For more J/22 Family Racing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.