Classic yacht regatta in Newport this weekend


The 34th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, hosted by the Museum of Yachting, will take place in Newport over the Labor Day weekend. The event draws a fleet that stands as a time capsule of classic design—from small traditional one-designs to large, majestic yachts built over a century ago. Organizing authority Sail Newport will run racing on Saturday and Sunday, followed each night by social festivities. The event’s traditional Classic Yacht Parade takes place Sunday morning. Sponsors Hunt Yachts and IYRS also join the event this year.

WHERE: Sail Newport, Fort Adams, Newport.

WHEN: August 31-September 1.

COST: Varies by event.

MORE INFO: Visit to find a complete schedule, race documents, and a link to registration, or call 401/848-5777 x202.


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