AUGUST 15-16, 2020 @ SAIL NEWPORT

31st NEW ENGLAND 100

Test your speed, skill and toughness

a multihull regatta covering 100 miles in 2 days

Sandra Tartaglino and Chas MacBain at New England 100 2015 / Photo: Lindsey Duca

Next Event: August 15 -16, 2020

Sail Newport

The regatta is open to all non-singlehanded beach catamarans with a Portsmouth P-PN # lower than 77.6 and NEMA vessels.

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SCHEDULE

COURSES

REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT

SCHEDULE

Weekend of fun and racing

FRIDAY August 14

1600 - 1900: Registration & Inspections @Sail Newport

SATURDAY August 15

0800-0900: Registration & Inspections @Sail Newport

0900: Competitor's Meeting

1100: First Warning

Dinner following Racing

SUNDAY August 16

0900: Competitor's Meeting

1100: First Warning

Dinner following Racing

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One distance race is scheduled per day with a goal of completing 100 miles for the weekend.

HONORING SANDRA

Like all “extreme” sailing events, the 100 has risks and suffered its first fatality last year when event Chairperson and Rockstar cat sailor Sandra Tartaglino was killed by powerboater.  Sandra, at 60, had been sailing the 100 for all 30 years and she was still at the top of her game having won BBR the week before the accident.  The 100 is a highlight for all who sail it, but Sandra loved the event so much that she was the key organizer and even recruited her parents to cook what has become a famous stuffie and chowder dinner every year.

This year we will honor her memory by turning up to sail and stuffing our faces faces at the cookout. Memorial donations may be made to the Sandra Tartaglino Memorial Fund c/o P.O. Box 491, Tiverton RI 02878

COURSES

The goal is to competitive racing using all of Narragansett Bay to cover 100 miles in two days.

DISTANCE

Courses each day will be between 18-50 miles depending on forecast conditions. Different courses may be specified for different classes depending on boat type/Portsmouth D-PN.

BAY TOUR

Courses will consist of rounding various islands and government or Race Committee (RC) marks & will require a waterproof chart of Narragansett Bay, upper Mt.Hope Bay, Sakonnet River & the ocean off Aquidneck Is.

DECISION

We will attempt to make possible courses available no later than August 1, 2020. Additional course options may be added based on weather conditions or other factors. Final courses will be posted each morning of the event.

SAFETY

Each boat is required to pass an onsite Safety Equipment Verification prior to racing.

A boat may be inspected at any time during the regatta for compliance with these requirements

On Each Sailor

  • 1 whistle
  • 1 knife
  • 1 life jacket
  • Note: It is strongly recommended that each person carry a submersible VHF on his/her person.

On Each Boat

  • Waterproof charts(s) of the entire race area
  • 1 waterproof flashlight (separate from a cell phone)
  • Compass and/or GPS
  • VHF or cell phone (waterproof or in waterproof case)

High Vis

All competitors on F18’s and other trapeze cats, will be required to wear the provided high-vis rash guards while racing.

Safety Boats

We will have a number of safety boats on the water throughout the regatta to assist with sailors and traffic as needed.

CONTACT US

Race Organizers

Joe Valante, Event Chairman

jvalante@v-mc.com


Rick Bliss, Assistant Chair

rickbliss@verizon.net


Michael Levesque, PRO

brucat955@yahoo.com

Logistics Support

Chris Bulger

cbulger@bulgercapital.com

Media Inquiries

Kate Wilson

risingT, Media and Marketing

kate@risingt.com

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