Welcome To The 55th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show taking place on 4th -10th December 2016. Once again we would like to welcome you to our beautiful shores for another exciting show. This year's show is extended to cover six days and will again take place at the Nelson's Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina both located in Falmouth Harbour.
We are excited for the Rock Star Wobbly Club 2017 B.Y.O.B. (build your own boat) RACE! Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Catamaran Marina, Falmouth, Antigua. Come dressed up and ready to act out your favorite rock star!
Build time: 1:15-4:00pm followed by the Concourse De Elegance. Race starts at 4:30pm from the beach. Plenty of food and drinks for sale - no coolers please!
Entry Forms from the Marina Office or ABSAR - US $100/team. All entry money raised going to ABSAR. Sponsors: AYSS, Catamaran Marina, Newport Shipyard and Cambusa Italian Restaurant.
Contact: Jonathan or Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-268-562-1234 for more information on sponsorship opportunities and details on how to donate to ABSAR.
The St. Barth’s Bucket is an invitational regatta set in the Corinthian spirit. The regatta is open to yachts over 100’ (31 M) L.O.A., unless invited under the Grandfather Clause (bribes accepted by the R.C.!). Yachts participating will do so at their own risk. This is a fun regatta and safety is the primary concern of the Race Committee. Therefore, we extend an invitation to the owners, captains, crews and guests who participate to make this a fun and safe event.
Newport Shipyard is proud to sponsor the St. Barth's Bucket. For more information on the 2017 St Barth's Bucket, click here: www.stbarthsbucket.com
Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade is Friday, November 25, 2016 at 6:15pm (the day after Thanksgiving!) View from Newport Yacht Club (open to the public), Bowen's Wharf, Bannister's Wharf and all points around Newport Harbor.
Watch boats compete for best prizes including:
- Best decorated sailboat - recreational
- Best decorated sailboat - commercial
- Best decorated powerboat - recreational
- Best decoratd powerboat - commercial
- Best decorated fishing boat
- Best decorated porch or docks
- Most team spirit
For more information, contact the Harbormaster: 401-845-5815
It’s that time of year; time for family, friends and feasting. Feasting for some, but others in our community are struggling. We are organizing the yachting community to raise funds for our neighbors in need. We have three events planned: one at the Fastnet Pub, 1 Broadway (Friday, Nov. 4 from 6:00-7:30pm) and two at the IYAC, 536 Thames Street (Friday, Nov. 11 from 6-8pm & Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-8pm).
Also on Wednesday Nov 16, Carrie and Ann will be at the Marine Industry Drinks at the Clarke Cooke House if you would like to give them a donation there.
If you would like to participate, we would love your help! Cash donations will be used to purchase fresh food. Each meal for a family of 4 is estimated to be about $40. Suggested donation is $20, but anything would be great. And if you only have time, we could use that too.
On November 11th and 17th at the IYAC we will also be collecting non-perishable food for Martin Luther King Center and gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves for Seaman’s Church Institute. Both Martin Luther King and Seaman’s Church are already collecting and you can drop off any time.
Thanksgiving Meal Menu
It’s important to us to give healthy meals, so our menu will be full of real food: Turkey, Potatoes for Mashing, Fresh Carrots and Onions, Green Beans and Corn, Corn Bread, Cranberries, Apple/Cranberry Juice, Milk, and Pumpkin/Apple Pie
Carrie Fletcher, Lisa Charrier,
Ann Souder, Toni Mills, Holly Paterson
9th Annual Yachting Community’s Gift –
A Thanksgiving Meal to Newporters in Need
Questions? Phone Carrie at 401-339-6953
Join us for a screening of the documentary Vanishing Sail on Thursday, November 3rd, at Jane Pickens Theatre at 7:30pm.
Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed down the generations from the original Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 19th century. He is approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.
This screening ins sponsored by IYRS and Newport Shipyard.
Visit the Vanishing Sail Web site: www.vanishingsail.com
ABOUT THE CITIZENS BANK PELL BRIDGE RUN/WALK
The Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run is a 4 mile run/walk produced by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. This event is not-for-profit and 100% of proceeds will go to support local not-for-profits.
This event is the most unique road race experience in the northeast! Once a year pedestrians are allowed to run or walk across the Claiborne Pell Bridge from Jamestown to Newport, R.I.
The primary goals of the Pell Bridge Run are to fundraise for local not-for-profit organizations and to promote a healthy/active lifestyle.
When: The race will be held on October 25, 2015 at 7:15 a.m.
Where: Race starts in Jamestown and ends in Downtown Newport.
Who: Open to runners or walkers. Must be able to do three miles in an hour pace.
2016 marks the 15th running of Sail for Hope. In 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania, a few local sailing enthusiasts scrambled to organize a regatta to honor and support those affected.
The first Sail For Pride Regatta rallied over 180 boats and $110,000 designated for charities to support the NYFD firefighters, police and the victims of the attacks and their families.
The display of patriotism and generosity on and off the water made a lasting impression in the sailing community. After the inaugural year, the organizers retired the name Sail for Pride, but continued the event as Sail For Hope, reflecting the Rhode Island state motto and aimed at supporting local charities. Charities supported over the years have included RI Red Cross, Seamen's Church Institute, Newport Harbormaster's Emergency Equipment Fund, local public high school sailing teams, US Olympic Sailing Trials and many more, including a huge fund-raising year in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Newport Shipyard invites captains, crew, tenants and friends to join us at the Providence Bruins on Friday, October 14, 2016! We are organizing pizza and drinks before the bus ride, which will leave from Newport Shipyard at 5:30pm.
Cost is $30/person and includes: bus ride to/from Dunkin' Donuts center, 1 ticket to the game and pizza and beverages before the game at Newport Shipyard.
Friends and family are invited. Visit the Dock Office or email Veronica Brown (email@example.com) for more information and to buy tickets.
Join the Shipyard team on Friday, October 7th for our Annual Pumpkin Regatta! Race across the basin in our famous "pumpkins", this year painted like a lady bug for our selected charity, the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund. Cost is $20/person and each team should have 4-5 members.
There will be several raffle items and an award given to the team with the FASTEST time! Raffle drawing will take place around 6pm, you do not need to be present to win.
Please submit team entries to the Newport Shipyard Dock Office or sign up below by 1pm on Friday, October 7th. Beverages hosted by the Shipyard and food from Friskie Fries will be served. Red/lady bug attire is encouraged to show your support, we hope to see you there!
2016 PINK PUMPKIN REGATTA SIGN-UP
Wake up your body and clear your mind in this dynamic all levels yoga class that focuses on connection to mind, body, breath and nature. We will flow through breath-centered poses that target core strength, balance, and flexibility.
Emily Moyer will lead the weekly yoga classes and will offer modifications and variations to make this class accessible to all levels. Mats will be provided but please bring your own if you have one.
Suggested donation is $5/class. Classes will start on Wednesday, June 1st at 5:15pm near the picnic tables at the top of the Main Street docks.
About Emily: Emily Moyer is the owner and director of Newport Community Yoga who has been teaching yoga for eight years.
Parking: Please park along Washington Street at the parking meters ($1.25/hour) or in the city of Newport parking lot across from Newport Shipyard. Sorry, but there is no parking in the Shipyard.
On the heels of a highly successful 2015 World Championship in Trapani, the International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA) moves to Newport, R.I., partnering with SAIL NEWPORT (SN) and Newport Shipyard to host its seventh World Championship on 28 September - 2 October 2016.
In 2012, the Class held its largest World Championship in Newport and once again, it looks to recapture the yachting lore of one of America’s greatest sailing locations. Melges 32 owners and sailors will have the chance to take full advantage of the epic, fall sailing conditions.
Starting August 7th, Thames Street Yoga will be offering a weekly Sunday morning class at Newport Shipyard. Drop in for a class with Patti Doyle at 6:30 am. Classes are $5. Please bring your own mat if you have one, if not mats will be provided. Come for the yoga, and stay for breakfast at Belles Cafe!
Parking: Please park along Washington Street at the parking meters ($1.25/hour) or in the city of Newport parking lot across from Newport Shipyard. Sorry, but there is no parking in the Shipyard.
The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 85 ft. - ready for boarding and review. On the land side, there’s a bountiful array of marine products and services to enhance the boating lifestyle. Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented - it truly is an international event.
The Brokerage portion of the Boat Show is located at Newport Shipyard and admission to this part of the show is free. Don't miss the chance to view over 100 quality sail and motor yachts 40' to 140' on display at Newport Shipyard. Be sure to visit Belle's Cafe for breakfast or lunch -- open daily throughout the season!
Newport Shipyard is proud to support a Lunch and Healing Sail in Newport on Friday, September 2, 2016. Presented by Sailing Heals and sponsored by Panerai North America, guests will arrive at Newport Shipyard for lunch at Belle's Cafe followed by an afternoon of sailing onboard donated yachts who are racing in the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta over Labor Day Weekend.
Paddle around the historic Newport Harbor during the 7th Annual Newport SUP Cup
- Two course - short and long
- Prizes for everyone from Coastal Urge apparel & accessories brands
- $1,000 cash purse for elite race
- $8,000 in prizes for recreational race
- Full day of family fun!
The MOST FUN end of summer race in New England. Make the trip!
The 2016 Melges 32 US Nationals will be held in Newport, Rhode Island and based at Newport Shipyard. With 8 teams registered and competition as tight as ever, a battle will be on to see which team can unseat the reigning champs on Argo.
An amendment has been made to the NOR regarding dockage for the US Nationals allowing teams to choose where they will dock for the regatta. Many teams have chosen to stay at the Newport Shipyard, however the dockage at Sail Newport is a fine option as well.
Each team will be responsible for arranging their own dockage at the Shipyard. If you have not arranged dockage, please do asap to ensure your desired location:
• NEWPORT SHIPYARD DOCK MANAGER, MINDY CAMPBELL
• SAIL NEWPORT DOCK MANAGER, VINNIE PATAVINA
Dockage fees either at the Newport Shipyard or Sail Newport are not included in the entry fee.
It's the 1oth Annual ROCK THE DOCKS Lobsterfest Fundraiser!
Full of great food, lively entertainment and wonderful company, ROCK THE DOCKS ensures an enjoyable evening for all while also providing an opportunity to raise the essential operating funds for Seamen’s Church Institute's mission, which is to provide men and women of the sea, and persons referred from the Newport community, a safe haven in which they may find comfort, aid and benefit.
Newport Art Museum's WET PAINT 2016 will feature artists painting all over the region. On Saturday, August 13, from 10am-3pm, artists will be painting on Aquidneck Island including Newport Shipyard.
The weekend-long community art-fest draws visitors from across New England for a celebration of regional artists, culminating in a lively benefit auction. Participating artists explore the town and coastline in search of their favorite subjects and views, and bring their completed works, still wet, back to the Museum for auction.
All proceeds benefit arts programming at the Museum!
For more information, visit: www.newportartmuseum.org
Boys & Girls Club of Newport County presents the Newport Yacht Rendezvous 2016 on Friday August 12, 2016. Hosted by Newport Shipyard, this will be an extraordinary evening featuring a Super Yacht Hop, dinner, and dancing. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County.
For more information, contact the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County at: 401-847-6927 ext 117 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"I’m confident that Charlie and Eli Dana and David Ray will create an event that, like the Bucket, will bring spectacular superyachts together with sportsmanship and camaraderie,” said Bruce Brakenhoff, Jr., Bucket Steward and Perini Navi USA President. “These Newport stalwarts have the local relationships and knowledge to carve out a new chapter for superyacht racing in Newport. The Bucket stewards are very pleased that the Newport Bucket racing tradition will continue in New England and look forward to working with the new organizers to help ensure future success.”
The Weekend Sailor tells the exciting and often harrowing true story of a Mexican team’s unlikely win in the first Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1974. Organized by the United Kingdom, the race was designed as the first head-to-head around-the-world sailing race. A Mexican team, inexperienced and led by self-made millionaire Ramon Carlin, defied all odds and won the inaugural race, known today as the Volvo Ocean Race. Interspersing interviews with period footage, the films tells an inspiring and long-forgotten story.
New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex will have two parts:
Part I - Classics & Multihull Weekend on Saturday & Sunday, July 9-10, with racing for Classics, 12 Metres and 6 Metres, as well as offshore Multihulls.
Part II - One-Design & Handicap classes racing on Wednesday to Saturday, July 13-16.
In addition to buoy racing, a mid-distance race will be included, conditions permitting. Racing may also include races using government marks and "stadium" racing. Starts will be given to classes with a minimum of eight entries or as approved by the Organizing Authority.
The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry started its Sailing Education mission in the summer of 2015. The ship's summer celebration and gala will be held once again at Newport Shipyard on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Please join us to celebrate this unprecedented $16 million economic development project that has supported hundreds of jobs in the Rhode Island marine industry.
Throughout the evening, guests can participate in a live and silent auction all while enjoying cocktails, dinner, dancing and dessert. SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be dockside and open for visits. Proceeds from the night will go toward the organization’s educational programs.
We are pleased to update everyone again on the Educational and Informative Seminar organized and sponsored by the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) during the Newport Charter Yacht Show, June 21-24, 2016. The Show will be at the new location, Newport Shipyard, which now owns and operates this important industry gathering, as well as, many other key New England events.
REGISTRATION is open for you to attend AYCA's "Signature" Seminar on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 9:00am - 12:00pm, with networking and full breakfast starting at 8:15am. We will be on site at Newport Shipyard in the Event Tent. We are delighted that Neal Harrell of Brooks Marine Group will return this year as our amazing Moderator/Emcee. We have a great line-up of Speakers/Presentations as follows:
Patrick Sciacca, Yachting Magazine's Editor-in-Chief will be our “”Marketing” Segment with “Social Media on Steroids”, then Ionna Hernandez of International Registries, Inc. (IRI) / The Marshall Islands Registry will be our “Industry” Segment updating us on their new“Yachts Engaged in Trade Initiative”, and finally we will have Panel Discussion lead by Paul Madden of Paul Madden Associates as our “Destination” Segment on “Chartering in Cuba–The Real Information”. We are excited to add “The America’s Cup Superyacht Program – Bermuda 2017” to the agenda with a presentation by Kristi Chesher, Managing Partner, BWA New England, and Laura Esteve, VP Americas, BWA Yachting.
A formal Invitation with additional details on the Speakers and Program Agenda will be circulated later this week. In the meantime, thePayPal Link to register for the Seminar is as follows: http://www.ayca.net/seminar2016.html
Cost is $ 30 per person for Charter/Industry Professionals and $ 20 per person for Captains & Crews. Registration at the door on the day of the event is $ 40 per person, If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to: A.Y.C.A and send to:
Steve McCrea, AYCA Treasurer
Ed Hamilton & Co.
24B US Route 1
Edgecomb, Maine 04556
This will not be the Show or Seminar to miss this Summer!
Few tests of blue-water seamanship are as iconic as the 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race. The 2016 race (starting on June 17) is the 50th and also marks the 90th anniversary of the partnership of the organizers, the Cruising Club of America and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Here is an overview of the race with links to helpful articles on this website.
Sailed almost entirely out of sight of land, the Bermuda Race was created in 1906 by Thomas Fleming Day, a yachting writer who believed in the then-radical idea that amateur sailors in small yachts could sail safely in blue water. The colorful Tom Day was a pioneer in the sport of long-distance racing. In the 1920s the race inspired Britain’s Fastnet Race and Royal Ocean Racing Club, and also the freshwater Bayview-Mackinac Race on Lake Huron.
The 162nd NYYC Annual Regatta will consist of three great days of racing including the Around-the-Island Race on Friday, June 10th hosted by the New York Yacht Club.
Classes include: Maxi 72s, IRC, One-Designs, 12 Metres, 6 Metres, S-Class, Multihulls and Classics. Navigator Races using government marks will be held for PHRF & ORR classes on Saturday and Sunday.
The Maxi 72 North American Championship will be held Saturday, June 11th through Tuesday, June 14th. The Maxi 72s will be based at Newport Shipyard. For more information, visit: www.nyyc.org
The Rhode Island Blood Center Welcomes Newport Shipyard
Sundays 8am - 12pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30pm - 7:30pm, and Wednesdays 10am - 5pm.
Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 401-453-8383 to make an appointment at one of our 6 Donor Centers located throughout Rhode Island!
For the month of June, all presenting center donors will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Luke Bryan concert at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 16th!
When you come in to donate, please mention you are donating on behalf of Newport Shipyard. And don't forget to bring your driver's license or another
form of identification.
Founded in 1999, the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the world’s leading professional sailing series. It features world class sailors and Olympic champion, with tour events staged around the globe. WMRT is officially sanctioned with ‘Special Event’ status by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the sport’s world governing body. This year, Newport will host a WMRT stage from May 30-June 4 based at Sail Newport.
In July 2015, Swedish company Aston Harald AB acquired the ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour. The acquisition marks a major step forward for the World Match Racing Tour with the introduction of the one-design M32 high-performance catamarans.
Each stage, or World Championship event, now takes place in identically supplied one-design M32 high-performance catamarans to place the focus on teamwork and skill. The nature of sport, with close to shore action, intense tactical skills and live analysis, offers host cities an excellent opportunity to present themselves positively to a global audience.
New World Championship events will now offer a total of US $200,000 prize money. Each World Championship event will feature 20 teams. The top 20 ranked teams on the Tour leaderboard after the penultimate event will compete at the World Finals in Marstrand, Sweden in July.
World Match Racing Tour works alongside media partner, IMG Media, the world’s largest distributor of sports and entertainment programs, to distribute live and highlights coverage of all events to over 40 broadcasters in +180 countries. For more information, visit: http://wmrt.com
TRANSAT NEW YORK - VENDÉE
Single-handed transatlantic race
Start: 29 May 2016 - New York, USA
Estimated arrival: From the 5 June 2016 - Les Sables d'Olonne, France
Race course: 3100 miles
Official event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
- Prologue from Newport (RI) to New York from the 21 to 22 May
- Race village at the foot of the One World Trade Center
- Charity Race on the Hudson River the 27 May
- Start of the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) on 29 May
- ETAs from 5 June 2016
- Finish Village in Port Olona (Vendée Globe Esplanade)
New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne): a challenging final trial run before the Vendée Globe
Setting sail from the ‘Big Apple’, bound for what was the cradle of the IMOCA Class, the port of Les Sables d’Olonne, one could hardly ask for more in terms of symbolism. On the one hand, New York, a cosmopolitan crossroads of influences, is a perfect illustration of the international aspirations of both IMOCA and Open Sports Management. On the other, France’s Vendée region, represents the heart of the IMOCA class, thanks to its legendary solo round the world race, in which some of the most extraordinary episodes on the high seas have occurred over the last twenty-five years. The final opportunity to qualify for the Vendée Globe in race configuration, the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) promises to be a significant event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters Championship. Above all, the New York – Vendée will be the final major confrontation in singlehanded configuration before to the ultimate event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015- 2016.
- Jeremie Beyou (Maître Coq)
- Jean-Pierre Dick (Saint-Michel Virbac)
- Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire VIII)
- Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss)
- Sebastien Destremau (Face Ocean)
- Pieter Heerema (No Way Back)
- Yann Eliès (Groupe Queguiner – Leucémie Espoir)
Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza & Event Village
Head to the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza to experience the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York Event Village, featuring entertainment, sponsor activity and hospitality. The Event Village main stage will host the Dock-Out Ceremony, where fans can cheer the teams before they head out to the race course, and the Awards Ceremony. Big screens near the stage will also broadcast racing live, and audio commentary along the waterfront will keep fans up-to-speed on all the action.
The Event Village is free and open to the public.
Brookfield Place is located at 230 Vesey Street, along the iconic Hudson River waterfront and across from the Statue of Liberty. For more on Brookfield Place, click HERE.
For the Event Village schedule, click HERE.
Find viewing options HERE.