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spacerAugust 18-21, 2014 // 13th Annual Superyacht Network Newport Industry Rendezvous

Melges 32  

Welcome to The Superyacht Industry Rendezvous

The Superyacht Industry Rendezvous is a fun filled four-day event that includes lots of unusual and exciting activities.

It kicks off with an open house at Newport Shipyard, followed by a buffet dinner at the Hyatt Pavilion overlooking Narragansett Bay.

Each day there are great events both on land and water. In the past these have included:

  • Match racing on 12 meter sailboats
  • A scavenger hunt by tender
  • Cirque du Soliel themed dinner at a private jet hangar
  • Clam bake on historic Rose Island
  • Cocktail cruise & waterfront pub crawl
  • Private concert by the James Montgomery Band
  • Gatsby-themed lunch & croquet tournament at a local mansion
  • Luncheon & tennis at the Tennis Hall of Fame
  • BBQ and live entertainment at a private mansion
  • And transportation is provided to all events by old fashion trollies and launches

Best of all – it's (almost) FREE for all brokers and employed large yacht captains.

To attend you MUST be an active employed yacht broker, charter broker, a currently employed licensed captain of a yacht over 80', or a sponsor. If you do not fit any of these qualifications but would still like to attend, contact us at 954-383-8000.



spacerAugust 21-23, 2014 // Audi Melges 20 Nationals

Audi Melges 20 Nationals  

One of the most competitive one-design classes in the US today, the Audi Melges 20 National Championship will be held at Sail Newport from August 21 - 23, 2014.  

Racing will take place in the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound with three great days of racing scheduled.  Check back to the Sail Newport Web site for more information as it becomes available this summer.

In the meantime, the latest information on the Melges 20 class can be found on the class website here.

Want to become involved with the event?  Email Sail Newport's Race Manager today.


spacerAugust 22-24, 2014 // Newport Bucket Regatta

newport bucket regatta logo  

The Newport Bucket is an invitational regatta set in the Corinthian spirit. The regatta is open to yachts over 90’ (27M) L.O.A., unless invited under the Grandfather Clause (bribes accepted by the R.C.!). The venue will be based at Newport Shipyard.

This is a fun regatta and safety is the primary concern of the Race Committee. Therefore, we extend an invitation to the owners, captains, crews and guests who participate to make this a fun and safe event.

For more information, visit:


spacerAugust 30, 2014 // SUP Cup

brokerage boat show at newport international boat show

Coastal Urge presents the 5th Annual Newport SUP Cup at Newport Shipyard in Newport, RI. This successful event is a fun race for all ages, with a wealth of great prizes including a cash purse and a fun summer paddle atmosphere.

The Newport SUP Cup is being held on August 30, 2014. For more information and registration visit or email


spacerSept 11-14, 2014 // Brokerage Boat Show at the Newport Int'l Boat Show

brokerage boat show at newport international boat show

The Largest Brokerage Show in the Northeast! Held in conjunction with the Newport International Boat Show, the Brokerage Boat Show is held at Newport Shipyard.

Admission to the Brokerage Boat Show is free and there is a Water Shuttle to the International Boat Show* at Newport Yachting Center. Reserved parking is available and more than 30 brokerage firms will be onsite with over 100 sail & power yachts.

* - International Boat Show admission is additional.

For more information, visit:


spacerOctober 4, 2014 // Sail for Hope


2014 marks the 14th running of Sail for Hope. In 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania, a few local sailing enthusiasts scrambled to organize a regatta to honor and support those affected.

The first Sail For Pride Regatta rallied over 180 boats and $110,000 designated for charities to support the NYFD firefighters, police and the victims of the attacks and their families. The display of patriotism and generosity on and off the water made a lasting impression in the sailing community.

After the inaugural year, the organizers retired the name Sail For Pride, but continued the event as Sail For Hope, reflecting the Rhode Island state motto and aimed at supporting local charities. Charities supported over the years have included RI Red Cross, Seamen's Church Institute, Newport Harbormaster's Emergency Equipment Fund, local public high school sailing teams, US Olympic Sailing Trials and many more, including a huge fund-raising year in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. To date, nearly $1,000,000 has been raised for various charities.

For more information, visit:

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spacerFebruary 14, 2014 // Wobbly Club 2014 BYOB - Build Your Own Boat!

Wobbly Club 2012

Click here to download 2014
Wobbly Club flyer (pdf file)



B.Y.O.L.B. (build your own LOVE boat) RACE and make a difference with a LOVE Boat, find those hearts and help ABSAR! This year there will be two races: Sail & Other. Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Catamaran Marina, Falmouth, Antigua. Skipper's Briefing and bar opens at the Cat Club at 1pm. Build time: 1:15-4:00pm followed by the Concourse De Elegance. Race starts at 4:30pm from the beach. Apres Wobble: BBQ, Bar & Valentine's Raffle!

Entry Forms from the Marina Office or ABSAR - US $100/team. All entry money raised going to ABSAR. Ply provided, everything else is up to you (no engines). Cheating encouraged! Many prizes up for grabs, from the Best Dressed Cupid, Most Loveable Crew, Loveliest/Ugliest Couple and and many, many more! Sponsors: AYSS, Catamaran Marina, Newport Shipyard and Cambusa Italian Restaurant.

Contact: Jonathan or Julie at or call 562-1234 for more information on sponsorship opportunities and details on how to donate to ABSAR.

Click here to see 2013 Wobbly Club wrap-up & video...


spacerMarch 27-30, 2014 // St Barth's Bucket Regatta

st barth's bucket logo

The St. Barth’s Bucket is an invitational regatta set in the Corinthian spirit. The regatta is open to yachts over 100’ (31 M) L.O.A., unless invited under the Grandfather Clause (bribes accepted by the R.C.!). Yachts participating will do so at their own risk. This is a fun regatta and safety is the primary concern of the Race Committee. Therefore, we extend an invitation to the owners, captains, crews and guests who participate to make this a fun and safe event.

Newport Shipyard is proud to sponsor both the St. Barth's and Newport Buckets. For more information on the 2014 St Barth's Bucket, click here:


spacerApril 10-13, 2014 // Charleston Race Week


Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week is now in its 19th year. The regatta was established in 1996 by members of Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA). The event actually came into being when CORA’s officers opted to merge two area regattas into one – the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s PHRF Championships and the Charleston Palmetto Cup, a local championship event. That year, on the initial scratchsheet, there were 29 entrants.

The first few editions of Charleston Race Week, as the event was formerly known, took place during the summer. At the time, the roster was largely made up of teams from around Charleston, and occasionally from the Savannah, GA, and Wilmington, NC areas. In early part of the last decade, that began to change.

In 2006, Charleston Race Week drew entries from as far away as England, Canada, Michigan, and California, with more than 70 percent of the competitors arriving from out of town. The story was much the same in 2007 and 2008, with increased numbers of participants each year. The event has grown by an average of 15 percent in recent years and evolved to become the largest keelboat regatta in the Western Hemisphere.

For more information, visit


spacerKicks off May 10, 2014 // Atlantic Cup 2014

atlantic cup

the fourth running of The Atlantic Cup will kick off May 10, 2014 from Charleston, South Carolina. The Atlantic Cup is the U.S.’ only dedicated Class 40 race and is designed to grow the audience for short-handed, offshore racing with hard fought competition and exciting shore based events. Held annually in May, the race travels the eastern seaboard stopping in three iconic cities: Charleston, New York and Newport, RI. Since its inception, 11th Hour Racing has been the Atlantic Cup’s presenting sponsor helping to grow it into the most sustainable sailing race in the United States. In addition, Manuka Sports is pleased to announce the creation of Water Week NYC and Bay Weekend Newport as land based supporting events for the race, its fans, and to draw further attention water resources and challenges the Atlantic Cup visits.

Since 2011, with 11th Hour Racing’s support and Manuka Sports’ commitment, the Atlantic Cup has led the way in organizing a sustainable event. The Atlantic Cup features boats eliminating the use of plastic water bottles on board, utilizing hydro-generators and bio-diesel for fuel. Additionally, all on-site hospitality draws attention the race’s sustainability commitment with unique kid based programs, shoreline cleanups and evening events.

For more information, visit


spacernewportFILM Screening May 22, 2014 // Shipyard Shorts: A Collection of Adventure & Eco Docs


Thursday May 22, 2014

newportFILM w/ THE ATLANTIC CUP present "Shipyard Shorts: A Collection of Adventure & Eco Docs"

An Outdoor film event presented by Kirby Perkins Construction & Aquidneck Land Trust

newportFILM is offering two options for the evening:

Starting at 7:00PM
Wine, Beer, Appetizers by Jamestown Fish and an opportunity to meet & greet with the Atlantic Cup Skippers & tour the AC boats and sunset film screening

- OR -

Starting at 8:15PM
Sunset film screening only
$5/person suggested donation

BYO chair (venue is paved) & blankets (it might be chilly). Picnics welcome.

Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

For more information, visit

Shorts selection:
Slomo (click to watch trailer)
North of the Sun (click to watch trailer)
Chasing Water (click to watch trailer)


spacerJune 13-15, 2014 // NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex

NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex   Racing starts on Friday, June 13th, with the Around-the-Island Race. Racing continues in a separately scored two-day series on Saturday and Sunday, June 14th-15th for IRC, One-Designs, 12 Metres, 6 Metres, S-Class and Classics.

Navigator Races using government marks will be held on Saturday, June 14th, and Sunday, June 15th, for PHRF and ORR classes. We also welcome Onion Patch competitors to the first of the three-regatta series.

For more information, visit:


spacerJune 20, 2014 // Newport-Bermuda Race


The Newport Bermuda Race is a 635-mile ocean race, much of it out of sight of land, usually lasting three to six days. It crosses a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean known for challenging weather, especially in the Gulf Stream, where there are strong currents.

Every two years in mid-June, more than 150 boats start from the historic seaport of Newport, Rhode Island. The fleet has five divisions to allow seaworthy boats of many sizes and types to be raced fairly and aggressively for an array of trophies awarded in Bermuda at an elegant ceremony at Government House, the residence of the governor of this tropical island.

In keeping with the 100-year traditions of amateur sailors and strong family spirit, most of the boats tend to have amateur crews comprised of friends and family members. The race maintains its international prestige through competitive fairness, an exemplary safety record, and a responsive race organization handled by the volunteer members of the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Sailors everywhere dream of adding the Newport Bermuda Race to their life list of adventures.

Newport Shipyard is proud to once again partner with Goslings Rum to sponsor the Crew Party on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. We look forward to seeing all Newport Bermuda Race sailors this spring!


spacerJune 23-26, 2014 // Newport Charter Show



The Newport Charter Yacht Show is a showcase of luxury charter yachts alongside a display of ancillary goods and services for the charter industry. This four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals—agents, owners, brokers and captains—in the dynamic, picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Charter Yacht Show is produced by Newport Exhibition Group (NEG), a division of Newport Harbor Corporation. NEG also produces the prestigious Newport International Boat Show taking place annually in September.


The core focus of this event pivots around a world-class display of luxury yachts (70’ – 200’+) available for Charter as well as the services and amenities available to support yachts and their crew. While vessels on display represent primarily the Charter Yacht industry, we also believe that the mix of on-land exhibitors offers value for the captains and crew, and enhances the experience for the potential Charter guest. Only exhibitors who fit within the positioning of the event and whose products and services complement the Charter Yacht lifestyle are invited to exhibit.

More information can ben found on:


spacerJune 28, 2014, // Team Alvimedica Boat Naming


June 28, 2014
Newport, Rhode Island

Team Alvimedica welcomes the public to a boat naming ceremony and harborside festivities celebrating the young Volvo Ocean Race team at Newport Shipyard on Saturday, June 28 at 3:00pm.  Former U.S. Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA is the guest of honor who will formally name the boat at its homeport.

“We are honored that Dr. Benjamin, who recently held one of the highest ranking healthcare positions in the United States, will name Team Alvimedica’s racing boat for our entry in the Volvo Ocean Race around the world,” said Alvimedica CEO, Dr. Cem Bozkurt. “For Alvimedica, the link to health and science is important in this global sporting competition.”

Alvimedica, a fast growing challenger in the global field of interventional cardiology, will work with American skipper Charlie Enright and the race crew to measure relevant cardiovascular changes throughout the 38,000-mile sailing competition. The race will provide a unique and physically demanding environment, allowing Alvimedica to study the health and fitness of the crew on this challenging adventure,” Dr. Bozkurt said.


spacerJuly 5, 2014, // Oliver Hazard Perry RI Gala


July 5, 2014
Newport, Rhode Island

Evening Gala 1800-2300

Non-profit Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is celebrating its 200-foot square-rigged Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry with a fundraising gala at Newport Shipyard on Saturday, July 5 at 6pm. The event will pay tribute to Rhode Island’s official Sailing Education Vessel; and honor the organization’s three shipyard partners – Newport Shipyard, Senesco Marine and New England Boatworks – which have demonstrated the outstanding quality of Rhode Island’s skilled marine trades. Throughout the evening, guests can participate in a live and silent auction all while enjoying cocktails, dinner and dessert.   SVMystic, the 180 ft square topsail schooner which is our platform for our 2014 programs, will be dockside and open for visits. Proceeds from the night will go toward the organization’s educational programs.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and will sell out fast! For more information contact Carol Hill, 401-841-0080. More information can be found on:


spacerJuly 12-19, 2014, // 2014 Race Week at Newport presented by ROLEX


July 12-19, 2014
Newport, Rhode Island

New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex will have two parts:

Part I - Classics Weekend on Saturday & Sunday, July 12-13, with racing for Classics, 12 Metres and 6 Metres.

Part II - One-Design & Handicap classes racing on Wednesday to Saturday, July 16-19.

In addition to buoy racing, a mid-distance race will be included, conditions permitting.  Racing may also include races using government marks and "stadium" racing.  Starts will be given to classes with a minimum of eight entries or as approved by the Organizing Authority. For more information, visit:


spacerAugust 14, 2014 // Newport Yacht Rendezvous

Newport Yacht Rendezvous  

An event benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County

Thursday, August 14th / 6:30pm
Superyacht Hop at Newport Shipyard

Friday, August 15th / 7:00pm
Dinner Dance at Rosecliff Mansion

For more information, contact Catherine Mureddu at or call 401-847-6927 or visit:


spacerAugust 15-17, 2014 // Melges 32 US Nationals

Melges 32  

The Melges 32 Class returns to Newport in 2014 with Sail Newport hosting their National Championship August 15-17.  

With three great days of racing planned in the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, the Melges 32 Nationals will see top teams battle it out as they prepare for the Worlds to follow in Miami.  

Competition will be fierce as this continues to rank as one of the most competitive and evenly matched classes in all of sailing.  For more information on the boat and the class, check out the Melges 32 website.

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