Virtual regatta to overcome virus crisis

Published on March 19th, 2020

During the virus crisis, Sail Newport has joined forces with sailonline.org to host a purely entertaining virtual regatta series – the Quahog Cup – starting on March 22 at 9:00am EDT.

There’s no registration fee, no entry fee, no one will get a sunburn, and there will be no need to leave your house. Race against fellow sailors during this challenging time.

This series of races will be held until we can all get back on the water. The first race will be a race around Narragansett Bay using one design Farr 30s (made in Rhody by the way!).

ONLINE REGISTRATION
• Go to the link above and pre-register (it takes under a minute and there is no fee!).
• Enter your email address.
• Receive an email from sailonline.org, follow link to finish registration.
• Pick a username/boat name and password.
• Your are registered! So easy!

PRACTICE
Once you register, you will be able to do some practicing! (These races are best done on a computer – Mac or PC). Once you register for the Quahog Cup, you will be able to practice on that course as well.

RACE START
Sunday, March 22, 9 am EDT.

QUAHOG CUP COURSE
• At 0900 (EDT)/ 1300 (UTC) SHARP, all boats be virtually towed to the starting line off of the Sail Newport Sailing Center in Brenton Cove.
• Boats will go North, leaving Rose Island to starboard,
• From there, up towards Bristol to the Hog Island Mark to port,
• Then Northeast to round the Poppasquash Mark to starboard,
• From there, north towards Barrington around the RumstickRock Mark to port,
• Heading south, you will leave Patience Island to Port, a mark near the Jamestown Bridge to port and then head toward the ocean!
• The final marks are Newton Rock (Beavertail on Jamestown) to port, Fort Adams Mark to Starboard and then to the finish back in Brenton Cove off of the Sail Newport Sailing Center!

RESOURCES
Guide to registering
Manual
• Questions: brad.read@sailnewport.org

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