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Annapolis to Newport Race

June 30, 2016


The Annapolis to Newport race is one of the most historic and well-known of the US East Coast blue water races. Linking two seaports dating from our nation’s birth, Annapolis and Newport, the race provides a contrast between the country’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Such a challenge is the Chesapeake, that the 1997-1998 Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy added it to the course, as did the Volvo Ocean Race in 2002 and 2006.

The course heads south for 120 miles from Annapolis to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, then east to the Chesapeake Light and hence northeast to Newport. After navigating the shallows and currents of the Bay, navigators have to decide if they want to sail the rumbline to Newport, go in towards the shore or head further into the Ocean. The record time for the race is held by Carrera, Joseph Dockery’s Farr 60 skippered by Chris Larson, which set a new course record in 2001 of 42 hours, 58 minutes, 12 seconds. This broke the previous record set by Chessie Racing, George Collins’ Santa Cruz 70, in 1999 at 47 hours and 45 minutes.

J World will enter the race on our J 120, Euro Trash Girl.  We intend to sail with six students and three coaches providing a coach on every watch.  Provisioning during the race is included.  The program will not only include the race but three additional training weekends:

Coastal Navigation

November 15-16, December 13-14, additional dates to be added

Safety at Sea

March 28-29

Training  Weekend 

Dates to be determined


June 30, 2016
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