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Ida Lewis Yacht Club Distance Race 2016

  • Ida Lewis Yacht Club Wellington Avenue Newport, RI, 02840 United States (map)
photo: © Meghan Sepe

photo: © Meghan Sepe

The Ida Lewis Distance Race, a popular sailing overnighter hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, R.I., will be held this year on Friday, August 19. The race typically starts at 12:30 p.m. off Fort Adams, near the mouth of Newport Harbor. 

To date, Starting Line Sponsors for the 2016 Ida Lewis Distance Race include, the City of Newport, Helly Hansen, New England Boatworks and Newport Shipyard; Contributing Sponsors are DYT Yacht Transport, Flint Audio & Video, Gosling’s Rum, Mac Designs, Toni Mills Graphic Design, Rig Pro Southern Spars and Stella Artois.

For more information on the Ida Lewis Distance Race, visit or contact Skip Helme,, 401-641-2109. Registering is quick and easy at Follow the race on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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