New England's Yachting Hub
As a yachting destination, Newport is hard to beat. The beautiful harbor, lively regatta circuit, charming town life and central location ensure that "America's sailing capital" lives up to its billing every summer. At the center of the action is Newport Shipyard. With the biggest lifts, cleanest facilities, and the most dock space in town - as well as a full-service yard, ship store, restaurant and fitness center all right on the harbor front - Newport Shipyard has become New England's yachting hub, attracting the best boats on the East Coast
Update: Dates for Candy Store Cup are set: July 29-30-31, 2016
Newport Shipyard owner Charlie Dana and Bannister's Wharf owner David Ray will carry forward the Newport Bucket tradition. Founded in Nantucket in 1986 by the late Nelson Doubleday, it was there that the Nantucket Bucket was raced for 15 years. After that, it came to Newport Shipyard where it has been ever since. The owners of the Bucket Regattas will be concentrating their efforts on the St. Barths Bucket and believe that the Newport regatta would be well served in the local hands of David and Charlie, who are not only participants but also understand well "the spirit" of what Nelson created.
Starting in July 2016, superyacht racing in Newport will continue as the 'Candy Store Cup.' The Candy Store Cup has good synergy with the Bucket; it was first won by Bill Ziegler's GEM in 1977 and more recently by Kenny Read's MAR MOSTRO, narrowly beating George David's RAMBLER 100, in 2011. The Candy Store Cup will be the perfect sequel to honor the light-hearted tradition for which the regatta has always been known. Read on...
Newport Shipyard general manager Eli Dana announced today that Newport Shipyard has acquired the Newport Yacht Charter Show from Newport Exhibition Group. “We are very pleased to announce that the 2016 Newport Charter Show will be managed and hosted by our team at Newport Shipyard. We will work closely with the Newport Exhibition Group for a smooth transition and look forward to executing a well-run event for many years to come,” Dana said.
The 2016 Newport Charter Show, which will be held June 21-24, 2016, has been managed by Newport Exhibition Group for four years and showcases luxury charter yachts alongside a display of related goods and services for the charter industry. “We felt Newport Shipyard was the natural fit for the long term growth of the show,” said Nancy Piffard, Show Director of Newport Exhibition Group. “The amount of dock space, services, and amenities that Newport Shipyard offers lends itself to the larger yacht industry,” Piffard said. Read on....