Q: How will I be able to view the World Championship races?
A: The racing will take place on Rhode Island Sound. The fleet will be visible from land while transiting the East Passage of Narragansett Bay to and from the racecourse along the shorelines of Newport (including Fort Adams, Castle Hill and Brenton Point) and Jamestown (Beavertail Lighthouse). We are currently exploring options with a number of charter vessels to provide Spectator Boat options and will post more information as details are finalized.


All matters concerning racing specifics will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS), Equipment Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (ERS), 12mR Class Rules, 12mR By-Laws and official race documents provided to the competitors including the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and any Amendments thereto. The answers below are only intended to provide reference information.

Q: What type of advertising is allowed onboard the competing 12s?
A: Yachts must be in compliance with both World Sailing Advertising Code, Regulation 20 and ITMA By-Laws, Article 10.4.1