J/22 World Sailing Championships Next Month at Corpus Christi Marina
With Texas reopened at 100%, there are several fun events that can return to the area this summer including the National and World Sailing Championships! Caller.com reports The J/22 World Championship (keelboats) is set for next month at the Corpus Christi Marina. The U.S. Finn National Championships actually start this weekend!
J/22 World Championship in Corpus Christi July 17th through the 23rd
The World Championships have not been held in Corpus Christi since 2002 so there are lots of Texans who are pumped about being able to come out and watch the races next month. These world-class boat races feature sailors who compete all over the world from South Africa to Jamaica, are headed back to the Texas coast to race with some help from the winds along Corpus Christi's bayfront.
Watch the U.S. Finn National Championships this Weekend
Before the boats begin to arrive for the World Championships, let's get through Nationals this weekend. The U.S. Finn National Championships actually start today and the public is encouraged to get out and enjoy the weather and to watch the races this weekend along the Corpus Christi Marina. Finn races have been part of summer Olympic games going back a long time and always draw a great crowd. With Friday and Saturday looking sunny and dry, this would be a great weekend to go out and watch the boats race. The Sea breeze in Corpus is said to be a consistent 15 knots making this a great spot for Finns to race.
What put Corpus Christi Back on the Championship Map?
The wooden piers of the 90s have needed a lot of work over the years, and Corpus Christi has answered the call by pumping in over $20 million worth of renovations to the marina. This has allowed for most of the floating docs to be replaced and brings the marina closer to world-class standing for events like these.
Things to Know Before You Go
The U.S. Finn National Championships are open to the public this weekend. You can head down to the bayfront and enjoy the races beginning Thursday afternoon. Races on Friday begin at noon with the awards ceremony coming up on Sunday.
As you can see, parking near the marina will not be hard to find.