Newport Race Week, presented by Rolex, begins its second half tomorrow, with 93 boats competing in ten one-design classes
Newport Race Week, presented by Rolex, begins its second half tomorrow, with 93 boats competing in ten one-design classes.
Race Week’s first half hosted over 600 sailors competing in handicap-racing classes. In a unique multiple-segment structure, the regatta now is accommodating several hundred more sailors, some of whom have stayed on from the first half and others who have just arrived to sail over the next three days.
This part of Race Week will serve as the J/44 North Americans, 1D35 East Coast Regional Championship, Mumm 30 North American Championship and J/35 New England Championship. Remaining one-design classes are Farr 40, Farr 395, J/80, J/105, J/120 and Melges 24.
Among the world-class sailors competing will be three-time Star class Olympic medallist and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Mark Reynolds of San Diego, who will sail aboard the Farr 40 Le Renard.