NEWPORT SHIPYARD SUPPORTS ANTIGUA BARBUDA SEARCH & RESCUE AT WOBBLY REGATTA IN FEBRUARY

Newport Shipyard, along with other sponsors Catamaran Club, Cambusa Italian Restaurant, and Chester Yacht Services, raised over EC $7,800 (US $3,000) to support Antigua Barbuda Search & Rescue (ABSAR) at the annual Wobbly Race in Antigua in February. Newport Shipyard has been sponsoring the race for six years and sends a team of volunteers down every February to help run the event.

Seven teams comprised of yacht captains and crew gathered at the Catamaran Club on Friday, February 9 to compete in the Wobbly Race which featured a new twist on an old tradition. Instead of using the Build Your Own Boat (BYOB) format, race organizers decided to save wood and other materials in lieu of hurricane damage to Barbuda and other Caribbean islands. “We organized a ‘superhero challenge’ format instead this year,” said Jay Mulrooney, project manager at Newport Shipyard who is one of the race’s biggest champions.

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