Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade is Friday, November 24, 2017 at 6:00pm (the day after Thanksgiving!) The boats will rendezvous at the Goat Island Causeway at 1800 for a prompt 1815 start. The parade will begin traveling east (clockwise around Newport Harbor) leaving Newport Yacht Club (where judges are located) to port. The route will continue towards King Park and lighted Bell #3. Boats will finish the least leg of the circle headed North back towards the Goat Island Causeway area.
The 635-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race, one of very few international distance races, and (with the Transpac Race) one of just two of the world’s regularly scheduled races held almost entirely out of sight of land. Founded in 1906, the Bermuda Race is held for the 50th time in 2016.
Its purpose was stated in 1923 by Cruising Club of America Commodore Herbert L. Stone: “In order to encourage the designing, building, and sailing of small seaworthy yachts, to make popular cruising upon deep water, and to develop in the amateur sailor a love of true seamanship, and to give opportunity to become proficient in the art of navigation. . . .”
Dates have been set for the 2018 Newport Charter Yacht Show! The charter show, which features luxury sailing and motor vessels available for charter in New England, is open to yacht brokers, agents and industry professionals. The show will be held at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island June 18-21, 2018.
The Candy Store Cup 2018 Superyacht Regatta is hosted and organized by Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf and will take place July 26-28, 2018 in Newport, RI. The Candy Store Cup carries forward the tradition of the Newport Bucket and invites yachts over 90' LOA to race.
The Brokerage portion of the Newport International 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 sponsor RIMTA's speaker series which kicks off on Tuesday, November 7th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Newport Yacht Club. This year's theme is The Environment and Business, and the first event will feature an impressive non-profit panel of Clean Ocean Access, 11th Hour Racing, and Sailors for the Sea.
Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and networking with your industry colleagues! Tickets are just $8 in advance and $10 at the door, so get yours now!
Newport Shipyard invites captains, crew, tenants and friends to join us at the Providence Bruins on Friday, November 3, 2017! The bus will leave from Newport Shipyard at 5:30pm.
Cost is $35/person and includes: bus ride to/from Dunkin' Donuts center, 1 ticket to the game and food / beverages in the Shipyard private suites!
Friends and family are invited. Visit the Dock Office or email Veronica Brown (email@example.com) for more information and to buy tickets.
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 22, 2017 at 7:00 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.
2017 will mark the 16th anniversary of the original Sail for Pride. 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 focuses mission to supporting local non-profit endeavors. 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. Those funds reached outside Rhode Island in 2005 when over $100,000 was raised after Hurricane Katrina's and send to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Join the Shipyard team on Friday, September 29th for our Annual Pumpkin Regatta! Race across the basin in our famous "pumpkins", this year they'll be painted patriotically for our selected charities: Warrior Sailing Program, ABSAR and Sea Mercy. Cost is $25/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, September 29th. Food (Diego's Bodega) is hosted by the Shipyard and beverages hosted by yacht crews. Special guest: DJ Zack Young!
We will have a donation table at the event for anyone wanting to donate bedding, clothes, etc. (no food please) for those in need in the Caribbean.
Patriotic attire is encouraged to show your support, we hope to see you there!
Limited edition 'Irma Relief Team' tees will be available for purchase at the Pumpkin Regatta for $30/each. Proceeds to go to ABSAR and Sea Mercy.
2017 PATRIOTIC PUMPKIN REGATTA SIGN-UP
Cocktail party to support Billy Black
Please join Pantaenius Insurance, LEWMAR and Newport Shipyard for a cocktail party on Friday, September 22nd from 4:00-7:00pm to support Billy Black. Beverages and light food will be served outside Belle's Cafe.
Fore more information, contact Haley Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cash Bar/ ALL proceeds benefit Billy’s Treatments
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 and other instructors from Newport Community Yoga 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.
By donation. Classes will be held every Wednesday, from 5:15pm - 6:15pm 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.
Newport Shipyard is proud to sponsor Lunch and a Healing Sail in Newport on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Presented by Sailing Heals and sponsored by Newport Shipyard and Classic Cruises of Newport, guests will arrive at Newport Shipyard for lunch at Belle's Cafe followed by an afternoon of sailing onboard the schooner Madeleine.
The inaugural J Class World Championship, which will be organized by the New York Yacht Club in association with the International Maxi Association and the J Class Association, will feature a mix of coastal races and windward leeward racing off Newport August 21-26, 2017.
The race headquarters and media center will be based at Newport Shipyard and expected entrants are: JK7 Velsheda, J5 Ranger, JK6 Hanuman, JH1 Lionheart, J8 Topaz and JS1 Svea. For more information, visit: www.jclassyachts.com
The Newport Polo Club will host a charity benefit match on Sunday August 20, 2017 at 5:00pm as a fun afternoon fund-raiser for ShelterBox USA, with fast-paced polo action and a relaxed atmosphere harkening back to the early days of the Polo Series!
Shelterbox USA's mission it is to provide "shelter" to the victims of both natural and man-made disasters. They provide a safe, warm, dry environment to people that have lost everything to these disasters and do so internationally and in the U.S. with well made, four-season tents and more permanent structures. ShelterBox USA is a registered 501c3 and 100% of the proceeds from the match will go to them. For more information about ShelterBox, visit: www.shelterboxusa.org
Paddle around the historic Newport Harbor during the 8th Annual Newport SUP Cup
- Two courses - short and long
- Prizes for everyone from Coastal Urge apparel & accessories brands
- $1,000 cash purse for elite race
- Full day of family fun!
The MOST FUN end of summer race in New England. Make the trip!
It's the 11th 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.
Boys & Girls Club of Newport County presents the Newport Yacht Rendezvous 2017 on Friday August 11, 2017. 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: email@example.com
In 2017 Oliver Hazard Perry will cover an impressive 14,000 nm, from Newport to Cuba, and all the way north above the Arctic Circle into the Northwest Passage. On this historic voyage SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will become the first full-rigged ship to sail the Northwest Passage in 100 years. The goal of this expedition is to observe, study, and report on how a changing climate and the loss of summer sea ice is affecting the environment, wildlife, and indigenous people.
The ship's summer celebration and gala will be held once again at Newport Shipyard on Friday, June 30, 2017. Please join us to celebrate this unprecedented $16 million economic development project that has supported hundreds of jobs in the Rhode Island marine industry and is now also changing the life’s of hundreds of students each year. Throughout the evening, guests can participate in a live and silent auction all while enjoying cocktails, dinner, dancing and dessert. Proceeds from the night will go toward the organization’s educational programs. For more information, visit: www.ohpri.org
One of June’s most anticipated sailing events in the northeast, BACARDI Newport Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank, will return to Newport June 23-25, 2017 for a week filled with exciting sailing and shoreside festivities. The Newport edition of BACARDI Sailing Week was created based on the successful format that started in Miami. With continued support from BACARDI and EFG Bank, along with dedicated professionals from Newport Yacht Club and Sail Newport along with countless volunteers, BACARDI Newport Sailing Week, now in its seventh year, attracts sailors from all over the country. Staged at Newport Shipyard, eight one design fleets - Star, Viper 640, J/70, VX One, VX Evos, Diam 24s, A-Cats and classic day racers - will compete in three days of racing on the waters of Narragansett Bay. In addition to racing and many social events planned, there will be an exhibit at Bowen's Wharf and many other fun BACARDI events in bars and establishments throughout the Newport.
Three great days of racing including the Around-the-Island Race on Friday, June 9th. IRC, ORC, PHRF, One-Designs, Metre classes, S-Class, Multihulls and Classics.
Metrefest (12 metre, 8 metre, 6 metre, 2.4 metre) is being run in conjunction with the Annual Regatta. Entry is through the Annual Regatta below and competitors are welcome to participate in all Annual Regatta social events. Ida Lewis Yacht Club will be running the 2.4 Metre Class racing. For more detail: https://metrefest.com/
The NYYC One-Design Regatta will focus on one-design keelboat classes in which NYYC members actively participate. Classes can schedule a three-day or two-day regatta. With entry in the 2017 One-Design Regatta, competitors will also be a part of the 2017 RI Leukemia Cup which will be held on the same weekend. One-Design classes will have a separate circle and race committee.
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
In its seventh year, BACARDI Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG is building on the success of previous year’s events, again offering six days of remarkable sailing competition. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Bacardi Cup has become a world known event valued by many. The Trofeo Bacardi traces its roots to 1920’s Havana’s, Cuba. The most anticipated multi-class regatta in Miami will take place from March 5th to March 11th, 2017.
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.
What’s more fun than going to the Providence Boat Show to check out new boats and gear? Heading to the show with your best friends who also love being on the water. This year, participate in the Ocean State Challenge, where any boating-related club or group can compete for our annual trophy—and of course bragging rights. You don’t have to be the fastest or most skilled competitor to win: just show up en masse, with all your fellow club members, for a group photo. The club that brings the largest group wins. You get discounted tickets too if you buy as a group.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.