2013 J/22 Worlds to celebrate 30th anniversary

Published on August 13th, 2013

Newport, RI (August 13, 2013) – Sixty-five teams from the U.S, Canada, England, South Africa and the Cayman Islands have already signed up to be a part of history at the 30th Anniversary J/22 World Championship presented by Fidelity Investments® scheduled for October 1-5, 2013 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Hosted by Sail Newport, many special events are planned in honor of the World Championship and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the boat. Along with Presenting Sponsor Fidelity Investments®, other sponsors have joined including Waterline Systems, J Boats, Coral Reef Sailing Apparel, Gosling’s Dark and Stormy® and the Rhode Island State Yachting Committee.

The World Championship will be sailed on the same waters as the America’s Cup, several Olympic Trials, J Class Championships and many world championships. Newport is a world-class historical and modern sailing capital known for its spectacular and challenging sailing conditions.

A Legends Regatta on Monday afternoon, September 30 will reunite past champions as well as noteworthy J/22 sailors who have been members of the Class during its long history. After racing, the Legends sailors will join the opening ceremony on Monday evening to launch the World Championship week.

Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read says, “The October championship will showcase exciting racing and most likely a myriad of sailing conditions. The competition will be very tight.”

Registration is open until September 15, but the early deadline is August 14 to save $125. For further information, visit the World Championship website: www.j22worlds.com.

About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.2 trillion, including managed assets of $1.8 trillion, as of June 30, 2013. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.

About Sail Newport
Sail Newport is “Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center.” The non-profit organization is headquartered in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. Sail Newport offers sailing programs for all skill levels starting students at age 5. In addition, the waterfront facility offers hoists, boat storage, dinghy ramps, regatta headquarters and special event dockage. Sail Newport hosts an average of 12 major sailing events each season including local, national and world championships. Programs include sailboat rentals and adult racing programs. In addition, the Sailing Center also offers paddleboard and kayak rentals from the beach area in Fort Adams. For more information, visit: www.sailnewport.org. Sail Newport contact: kim.cooper@sailnewport.org

Contact: Christopher E. Howell
E-mail: j22@roadrunner.com

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