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.
“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!"
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