2018 World Championships, Newport, Rhode Island. Pre event information

DRAFT 1 (This is a draft copy as until we know who is going we can’t finalise – there will be further updates dependent on who gets ISAF boat and Junior Euros – (who is going to Kiel and French Nationals etc))

Venue: Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Organizing Authority: Sail Newport
Sailors arrive: tbd
Coaches arrive: tbd
Regatta dates: 7-15 August 2018
Website: http://2018worlds.420sailing.org/en/default/races/race

The 420 class will select a GBR team of the following teams of sailors:

Open – 7 boats comprising of male/mixed pairs.
Ladies’ – 7 boats comprising of female pairs.
U17 – 6 boats 3 male or mixed pairs and 3 female pairs.

The team will travel independently and arrange their own flights, transfers and acommodation. Sailors are expected to have arrived by 5th August.

The class will assist with coordination of the event and logistics for boat transport.

All entries will be made by the class.

All participants are required to display their country flag on the mainsail.

One set of Union Jacks will be supplied by the class at cost for those who do not have them on their main sails.

Sailors will be required to wear team kit as appropriate.

It may be possible for sailors who are under 18 to go without an adult if attending parents agree to act as their guardian.

Proposed logistics:
The deposit of £250 is payable as per the selection policy. The balance is payable on Friday 13th July or the day before the boats are loaded whichever is the earlier and is expected to be £1,250 which covers boat transport, entry fee, kit etc.

Transport:
Make your own arrangements to fly and transfer.

Driving from T. F. Green Airport (Warwick / Providence, RI)
A 31 mile drive that takes about 45 minutes going over the Newport Bridge
Use this Google Directions Link – Green Airport to Sail Newport
Driving from Logan Airport (Boston, MA)
A 78 mile drive that takes about 2 hours 30 minutes
Use this Google Directions Link – Logan Airport to Sail Newport

There are various flights to Boston at a variety of prices (I have just found a quote for £250 and another for £500 but I am not sure how realistic these are) – generally the earlier you book the cheaper the price.

Boat transport:
This will be coordinated by the team: We are planning to ship the 420s and charter RIBs (or you can charter a 420 privately – although details are not yet available): Boats are expected to be needed to be packed towards the end of June and therefore will not be available for the Junior Euros.

Coaches:
The sailors will be provided with up to three coaches
What you need to do:
• Accept your place by Wednesday 11 April
• Work out how you will get there and book your flight and accommodation
• Order your kit when the time comes
• Confirm transport of your boat when the time comes
• Pay your deposit £250 per sailor

Sort code 60 20 40
Account 79101518
BACS transfers preferred
Cheques payable to Int 420 Class British Association, posted to:
Mrs P Baker
British 420 Class Association
Briarmead
Lewes Road, Ashurstwood
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3TD

Accommodation:

Housing is not being provided for competitors at this event. For booking accommodation inquires please contact Sailing Team Travel.

Elizabeth Kratzig
Sailing Team Travel
Tel: +1 352 378 1406 Ext 117
Mob: +1 305 753 5224
Email: SailingTeamTravel@gmail.com

Group rates are available below. IF teams are booking less than 5 rooms, then they can book them using the links below. If teams are booking more than 5 rooms, please contact Elizabeth.
HOLIDAY INN SOUTH KINGSTOWN
3009 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown, Rhode Island 02874
Tel: + 1 401-789-1051
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/saunderstown/sknri/hoteldetail

****To book a room at the Holiday Inn, please contact Elizabeth DIRECTLY. This is the largest hotel with the most availability.

Check-in: 05-AUG-2018
Check-out: 16-AUG-2018
Last Day to Book: 05-June-2018
Rate: $179 on August 6-9th and August 12- 15th. $279 on August 10-11th nights. Plus 13% tax.
Description: Newly renovated hotel. Each standard room has 2 Double Beds. Price includes complimentary free Wi-Fi and parking.
* Fitness Center, Outdoor pool with lounge chairs. Beach Volleyball Court, 2 restaurants on site.

NEWPORT MARIOTT
25 America’s Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840
Tel: + 1 401-848-6910

To book a room at the Newport Marriott click here: Click Here to book your group rate for US I-420 Class Room Block
Click Here to book your group rate for US I-420 Class Room Block

Check-in: 05-AUG-2018
Check-out: 16-AUG-2018
Last Day to Book: 06-July-2018
Rate: $349 per night, plus 13% tax
Description: Located in downtown Newport on the harbor within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and ferry to Sail Newport. This recently renovated hotel features standard rooms with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Price includes Wi-Fi.
** Spa on site, fitness center, 3 restaurants, indoor heated pool.

HAMPTON INN
317 West Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
Tel: + 1 401-848-6555

To book a room click here: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/M/MTNRIHX-USI-20180805/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name: US – I-420 Class Room Block
Group Code: USI
Check-in: 05-AUG-2018
Check-out: 16-AUG-2018
Last Day to Book: 10-June-2018
Rate: $220 USD per night plus 13% tax
Description: Each standard room has 2 Queen Beds. Price includes complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and parking.
*Complimentary shuttle to downtown Newport, Fitness Center, Heated Indoor Pool.

HOMEWOOD SUITES
348 West Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
Tel: + 1 401-848-2700

To book a room click here:
http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/groups/personalized/N/NPTMIHW-USI-20180805/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name: US – I-420 Class Room Block
Group Code: USI
Check-in: 05-AUG-2018
Check-out: 16-AUG-2018
Last Day to Book: 10-June-2018
Rate: $230 USD per night plus 13% tax

Description: Our studio suites have a full kitchen, king size bed, and full size pullout sofa. Price includes complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and parking.
*Complimentary shuttle to downtown Newport, Fitness Center, Heated Indoor Pool, and Putting Green

APARTMENTS AND HOME RENTALS
Sailors who intend to stay for long periods for training or vacation time may benefit from a long-term home or condo rental. Sailing Team Travel can also help arrange longer monthly stays in condominiums or in private home rentals in the Newport areas.

You can also find accommodation options via the Discover Newport accommodation listings.