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Candy Store Cup 2018


  • Newport Shipyard 1 Washington Street Newport, RI 02840 USA (map)

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.

Wild Horses, Naema, Bequia, and Meteor, race in the 2017 Candy Store Cup.  Photo: © John Lincourt

Wild Horses, Naema, Bequia, and Meteor, race in the 2017 Candy Store Cup. 
Photo: © John Lincourt

“How spectacular to have a medium-air, a light-air and a heavy-air race,” said Whidden about the conditions during the 2017 event, noting that despite the whipped-up seas on Saturday, the course allowed them to sail in relatively flat water. “They couldn’t have planned it better.” 

Dan Meyers, the Newport/Boston resident who won Class C, skippering his 170’ schooner Meteor to finish positions of 1-3-1, agreed: “The first day was a perfectly moderate day, so nobody could complain. Friday, much to our detriment, it was light and a struggle for us but kind of fun to try to keep Meteor going on the track. And Saturday was full-on. A kite up in 30 knots keeps your attention, but it was fun. We had it all!"

Web site: www.candystorecup.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/candystorecup
Instagram: www.instagram.com/candystorecup

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Newport Shipyard Contacts: 

Eli Dana
Newport Shipyard
401-846-6000 (o)
401-662-1081 (m) 
eli@newportshipyard.com

Veronica Brown
Newport Shipyard
401-846-6000 (o)
401-855-0945 (m) 
veronica@newportshipyard.com

Earlier Event: June 18
Newport Charter Yacht Show