J/70 Worlds Kick Off In Newport

With a total of 86 boats, the NY Yacht Club-hosted regatta has taken over Narragansett Bay.

12-18 knot easterly winds and significant swells made for an exciting first day of racing in the J/70 World Championship, presented by Helly Hansen. Daily cumulative results can be found on the J/70 World Championship Website, and Sailing World will continue to post photos and updates throughout the championship, which runs through September 13th, 2014.

Photos by Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM

Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Today is the first practice race held (inside) up Narragansett Bay with the fleet split in to two groups to start. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Today is the first practice race held (inside) up Narragansett Bay with the fleet split in to two groups to start. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Today is the first practice race held (inside) up Narragansett Bay with the fleet split in to two groups to start. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Today is the first practice race held (inside) up Narragansett Bay with the fleet split in to two groups to start. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Race Day 1 was held outside the harbour with a good ground swell running and a 12-18 knot easterly. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Today is the first practice race held (inside) up Narragansett Bay with the fleet split in to two groups to start. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
Newport-Rhode Island, USA September 2014. 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, sailed between September 8-13 and hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court. Today is the first practice race held (inside) up Narragansett Bay with the fleet split in to two groups to start. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY© WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM