Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Volvo Ocean Race will make its only U.S. stopover in Newport in 2015.
It appears that the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race will make a stop in Newport after all. The Baltimore Sun reported that for a short period of time, Baltimore expected to host the only U.S. stopover for the race. Race organizers reportedly sent a letter congratulating Baltimore on being the host city, and then days later, unexpectedly gave the hosting bid to Newport. The switch occurred due to a failed request from Volvo officials to move the Preakness Stakes, which is scheduled for the week of May 11, 2015, the article goes on the say. Read the full story here. The race could bring considerable economic impact for Newport as well as Rhode Island. According to RIEDC, a recent report showed the America’s Cup World Series races at Fort Adams last …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Fifteen sailors will make up the historic first-ever class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Catching up to 200 years of sailing history in the U.S.A., the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the 15 sailors who will make up the historic first-ever class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Over a two-month period this spring, sailors from all corners of the country – including a U.S. Senator and the mayor of a major metropolitan city – nominated their choice for induction into the sport’s Hall of Fame, some even going so far as to consult noted sailing historian John Rousmaniere for accuracy in putting together their submissions. Inductees are American citizens, 45 years of age and up, who have made significant impact on the growth and development of the sport in the U.S. in categories …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Day two of the J Class Regatta.
In tight battle that came down to a gap of less than a half a boat's length, Ranger beat Velsheda once again in yesterday's J Class regatta with an elapsed time of 2:06:13. Downwind the yachts had to pass a gate at Fort Adams, which provided optimal viewing for spectators. Newport Shipyard is open to the public and public race viewing is available at Fort Adams. Complementary Grey Goose cocktails are available from 4:30 - 5:30PM at the Shipyard, along with a cash bar, food and vendor tents. Today's race begins at 1 p.m. and races will continue through Sunday.
The PUMA Mar Mostro team will be hosting a yard sale at the Newport Shipyard.
For the PUMA Mar Mostro team to sail out of Newport's harbor, they will have to leave some precious cargo behind. As summer revs into gear, the famed sailing team will prepare to navigate the ocean waters and take on other sailors in the 2011 Transatlantic Race from Newport to Lizard, U.K. The team will then move on to the renowned Volvo Ocean Race 2011/2012. The PUMA Ocean Racing Team yard sale will be held at Newport Shipyard on Saturday, June 25. The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. and everything that can't and won't make it on the boats must go. “All great adventures have brief moments of regret and for me the biggest moment of regret will be sailing out of Newport on July 3rd and knowing we are leaving one of the most beautiful places…
Friday, June 3, 2011
We climbed on-board Tumblehome, the mother ship of the Bucket Regatta in St. Baths and Newport, to chat with its captain and regatta's founding director Timothy Laughridge.
The Tumblehome recently docked in Newport Shipyard, and is a fantastic boat that serves as the mother ship for the annual Bucket Regatta . The regatta is an annual race of super-yachts that takes place in St. Barths and Newport. Patch went on board with the yacht’s captain and the Bucket’s founding director Timothy Laughridge. Patch: What do you like about Newport as a venue for sailing regattas? Captain Laughridge: Newport has the infrastructure, natural bay, history and the craftsmen. . .all the ingredients to provide first class venues for any possible sailing scenario, whether it’s future America’s Cup trials or the many "Around the World" stops. Patch: What are your thoughts about the upcoming J-class Regatta? Captain Laughridge: I’m …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Each week we'll will bring you a list of the regattas that are happening in Newport waters, so keep your "eyes on the water" and look out for these upcoming races!
Memorial Day Weekend officially kicks of the summer season for the City by the Sea. Here's a round up of races that are happening in Newport waters this week: 28th Annual Owen L. Mitchell Memorial Day Regatta Where: Newport Yacht Club (Race Newport to Block Island) When: Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30, 2011 The Owen L. Mitchell Memorial Day Regatta is an annual race from Newport to Block Island started by Newport Yacht Club member and past commodore Cliff Mitchell and is named in honor of his grandfather. The regatta is a relaxed event with an emphasis on fun. Bermuda One-Two© Yacht Race Where: Starts from Newport to Bermuda When: June 3 (for Newport start) Registered entrants: Tim Allen, Chris Anderson, Dimitri Antoniadis, Sam Ausmus, …