Racing Areas:

The primary racing area for the 2013 J/22 Worlds will be outside of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, in Rhode Island Sound.  This predominantly sea breeze driven racing area is free from most local tidal influences and recreational boating traffic.  Should this racing area be chosen, the likely center point for rendezvous will be approximately 1 mile to the SE of R "2" Bell off Brenton Point.  Please consult a valid chart for the area, or, for a quick view, go to Sail Newport Regattas and follow the link to the South Bay Race Chart for overall bearings.

 

The secondary racing area is north of the Newport Bridge in an area known locally as "Halfway Rock."  While there is one exposed rock between Gould and Prudence Islands, that rock is well outside of where the fleet would be racing.  Tidal influence is more pronounced here versus the other racing area, however the tides here usually run in a pretty uniform speed and direction.  This racing area is more desirable in inclement weather or a northerly breeze. The Race Committees decision to race on either race area will be made each day depending on prevailing conditions. 

 

 

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Racing for the 2013 J/22 World Championship will be held in the waters off of Newport, Rhode Island either in Narragansett Bay or in Rhode Island Sound.

A transit from Sail Newport of three miles is necessary to reach either of the two primary racing areas which have been chosen for their stable breeze and minimal tidal influence.  Typical weather for Newport in early October is highs in the mid 60s to low 70s with SW wind of 12 - 15 knots.  Cold fronts, which move quite rapidly through the area in the early fall, can yield strong NW breeze after their passage.

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