News and Press

30-Jan-2017
New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Donates Boat to Sail Newport
NEWPORT, RI (January 20, 2017) - Sail Newport is pleased to announce that New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has donated his p..
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29-Nov-2016
The van Beuren Charitable Foundation Grants Sail Newport $500,000
Rendering of Sail Newport's new education and recreation facility in Fort Adams State Park Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing ..
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08-Nov-2016
Sail for Hope Raises Over $40,000
The 15th Sail for Hope raised over $40,000 for three selected charities this year. Funds were distributed to the Warrior Sailing Program..
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21-Oct-2016
LANDMARK WORLD FOILING FINAL KICKOFF IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS
LANDMARK WORLD FOILING FINAL KICKOFF IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS Teams from 15 nations have arrived at the sailing hub of Newport, Rho..
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18-Oct-2016
October 2016 Newsletter
STORM UPDATE Thank you to all who came and secured their boats on site. Reminder to finalize your winter..
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06-Sep-2016
11th Hour Racing Donates $1 Million
(www.11thhourracing.org) 11th Hour Racing Grants $1 Million to Sail Newport's Campaign for Blue Space Donation advances Sa..
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18-Oct-2016
Scenes from a Happy Summer
Scenes from a happy summer! Sailors of all ages are experiencing the thrill of sailing, ..
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29-Aug-2016
Opti Event Gathers over 400 sailors
The second largest Opti event ever run in North America concluded at Sail Newport today. The regatta gathered 407 Opti sailors from 14 continenta..
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18-Jul-2016
Newport Regatta a draw for sailors from all over the U.S.
One-design competitors travel from 25 U.S. states to participate in the annual Newport Regatta NEWPORT, RI (July 11, 2016) ..
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06-Jul-2016
Campaign for Blue Space Launched
Sail Newport Launches $10 Million Campaign for Blue Space ~Sailing and Marine Education Programs to Expand ~Mid-Park Marine Educa..
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27-Jun-2016
BEG Clinic Recap: A Stellar Year
2016 Sail Newport Advanced Racing Clinic in Memory of Brooke E. Gonzalez, presented by Helly Hansen The Sail Newport Advanced Racing Clinic in..
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24-Jun-2016
2016 Newport Regatta to host 20 One-Design Classes
The one-design event of the season, the Newport Regatta is scheduled for July 8-10 at Sail Newport...
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16-Jun-2016
Albury Brothers Boats Partners with Sail Newport
(http://www.sailnewport.org/) The new Sail Newport Albury 27' boat is..
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26-May-2016
HOTSEAT Rides Available for World Match Racing Tour
(http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=8189&viewType=1&category=0&catName=Sailing%20Adventure) Sail Newp..
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25-May-2016
World Match Racing Tour to Start in Newport
World Match Racing Tour Brings High-Octane Sailing Competition to Newport Media C..
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03-Mar-2016
Dates Set for Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover
Dates Announced for 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Newport, RI - New leg from Newport, RI to Wales could be a thriller - Wales cho..
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25-Jan-2016
Marlin Spike Class Offered
Sail Newport will offer a series of three hands-on knot tying and marlin spike classes in February: Session 1 - Feb. 13, 0930 - 1100, will foc..
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25-Jan-2016
Vincent Pattavina Named Regatta Manager
Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read announced the appointment of Vincent Pattavina to the role of regatta manager. Pattavina has been with ..
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17-Dec-2015
2016 World Match Racing Tour to Visit Newport
NEWPORT, RI (December 17, 2015) - Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport announced that the world's best match ra..
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03-Dec-2015
Sail Newport and Volvo Ocean Race Partners Receive Award
Last evening at Twin Rivers, Sail Newport and Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover partners received the Mary Brennan Award from the Rhode Island Hos..
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01-Dec-2015
New Director of Philanthropy
Executive Director Brad Read announced the appointment of Carole Corriveau as the new director of philanthropy to help Sail Newport's fu..
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30-Oct-2015
Volvo Ocean Race to Return to Newport, RI
Volvo Ocean Race Returning to Newport in May 2018 Volvo Ocean Race to Sail Back into Rhode Islan..
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16-Oct-2015
Boatyard Sale - Ridiculous Prices
Sail Newport to Hold Community "Boatyard" Sale NEWPORT, RI - A "Boatyard Sale" will be held to benefit Sail Newport, Rhode Island's Public Sailin..
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28-Sep-2015
SEVERE WEATHER ADVISORY 9/30 - 10/2, 2015
Notice to Sail Newport Membership and Local Mariners: The Narragansett Bay area is currently expecting high winds and seas startin..
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11-Sep-2015
Youth Racing News
Congratulations to several Sail Newport sailors for outstanding sailing at the 2015 Chubb J.S. Junior Sailing Championship hosted by the Wiann..
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27-Aug-2015
Sneak Peek of Blind Sailing Documentary
Sense The Wind is a documentary journey into the little known world of competitive blind sailing, one that follows four visually impaired sail..
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05-Aug-2015
Fall Opti Sailing
Fall Opti Sailing An intermediate sailing program, focused on boat handling and skills improvement will be offered starting in September thr..
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05-Aug-2015
RIOT Fall Program
RIOT Fall Program The Rhode Island Opti Team - the shoulder season racing program for experienced Opti sailors - will be offered again this F..
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26-Feb-2015
March 12: Sail Newport Presents
Get Ready for another Sail Newport Presents/Act I and Act II: Beginning with Act I, join us for The Volvo Ocean Race update- the latest news, the ..
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14-Nov-2014
Educational Program Launched for Volvo Ocean Race Newport
Volvo Ocean Race Newport Launches Educational Program for Schools and Opportunity for Destination Field Trip at Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover ..
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26-Oct-2014
Halloween Howl Closes 2014 Sailing Season
The annual youth regatta lived up to it's "Howl" name today. On the second day of racing, winds were brisk at 15-18 knots with higher gusts. Once ..
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09-Jun-2014
Alvimedica Arrives in Newport
Team Alvimedica Arrives to Newport, RI After Successful Transatlantic Test Daniel Forster Photo Local Support..
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08-Apr-2014
Moth Atlantic Coast Championships
Moths will land at Fort Adams and will fly around a race course outside of Newport Harbor on Memorial Day Weekend. Spectators can catch the action..
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10-Feb-2014
Sail Newport Presents Thursday Night
Featuring Bristol, RI's Charlie Enright's Announcement to Enter Volvo Ocean Race on Team Alvimedica A seven-year dream is coming tru..
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20-Oct-2013
Salute to the America's Cup
November 1 Sail Newport Presents….Oracle Team USA, Winners of the 34th America’s Cup! Join us to congratulate the Rhode Island-b..
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24-Sep-2013
John Mollicone and Tim Healy Win J24 North Americans
Newport's Team Helley Hansen Wins J24 North Americans Newport sailors John Mollicone and Team Healy, co-skippers of a local J24 narrowly wo..
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11-Sep-2013
Boston Globe Sets Sail With Sail Newport
Boston Sunday Globe (http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/travel/2013/09/07/aerodynamics-and-fun-learned-aboard-sailboat/w7MgKEYKjOfx2hRgcmVGuM/story.h..
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28-Aug-2013
Hungarian Youth Sailor Wins Byte Worlds
Hungarian Sailor Beats 20 Other Nations to Win Byte C II Worlds at Sail Newport NEWPORT,RI (August 28, 2013) - Jonatan Vadnai, a 15 years-..
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25-Aug-2013
21 Nations Competing for BYTE Championship
The 2013 Byte CII Worlds at Sail Newport NEWPORT, RI (August 25, 2013) - 38 sailors from 21 nations are competing for the top slot at ..
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07-Aug-2013
Youth Sailors Explore the Bay
Youth Sailors Explore Bay in Joint Program As published in Newport Daily News NEWPORT, RI (August 6, 2013) - In a joint program b..
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04-Aug-2013
Daring Sweeps Swan 42 Nationals
NEWPORT, RI (July 23, 2013) - “We’ve been working on this for a long time,” Newport sailor John Hele said after he and his te..
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04-Aug-2013
Newport Regatta and Bacardi Sailing Week
NEWPORT, RI (July 16, 2013) - Just under 1,000 sailors gathered at Sail Newport this weekend for the annual Newport Regatta® featuring t..
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04-Aug-2013
Newport Sailor Makes US Sailing Team
NEWPORT, RI (July 1, 2013) - A three-day weekend of dense fog, strong current and shore side weather delays did not deter local SKUD sailor S..
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04-Aug-2013
Siegal Wins Etchells Championships
NEWPORT, RI (June 25, 2013) - If the weekend’s Etchells Championship is an indicator of future success, Newport sailor Jeffrey Siegal (Ports..
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04-Aug-2013
Sailing Season Underway
NEWPORT, RI (June 11, 2013) – The threat of Tropical Storm Andrea did not deter the sailing community this weekend as Newport geared up for ..
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03-Jun-2013
New Fleet Commissioned
New Fleet of J22s Commissioned at Sail Newport A spectacular line up of fourteen brand new J22s were christened with champagne and dedica..
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31-May-2013
Sailing Festival Open to Public
NEWPORT, RI - Visitors to Fort Adams State Park on Saturday, June 1 will have the opportunity for a free sailing t..
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25-Apr-2013
Youth Challenge Registration Is Open!
Registration for the 2013 Youth Challenge is now open. Come on out and enjoy the first major youth event of the 2013 season on Narragansett Bay, ..
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01-Apr-2013
Carina Presentation
The Adventures of Yacht Carina - Free Presentation Sailors of all ages are invited to attend a special event to honor the accomplishments of Rives ..
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01-Mar-2013
New J22 Fleet for Sail Newport
Sail Newport is please to announce that an entire new fleet of J22s are being built now at Waterline Systems. The new fleet of 14 boats will be de..
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05-Feb-2013
Newport Selected as Volvo Ocean Race Stopover
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, State Leadership, Sail Newport and Volvo Ocean Race CEO Announce Newport Stop for 2014 – 2015 Race Pub..
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01-Feb-2013
America's Cup World Series Generates $38.2 Million for Local Economy
NEWPORT, RI (February 1, 2013) - The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation today released the "Large Marine Events Benefits Assessment Mod..
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22-Jan-2013
Winter Meets Sail Newport
Winter has met Sail Newport to launch the new year. We may have snow and icicle cover but we are thinking sailing. The 2013 Sailing Calendar (/cal..
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14-Jan-2013
Active Regatta Schedule Set for 2013
Sail Newport Regattas Heading Towards Another Banner Year Volunteers Needed - Mark Boat Operation Course - Learn how to score Building..
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02-Jan-2013
2013 Youth Program Registration
Sail Newport 2013 Youth Program registration to open January 15. Sessions will be offered for all levels of sailing instruction for ages five and ..
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02-Jan-2013
Sail Newport Celebrates 30 Year Mark with Special Events
Sail Newport will celebrate 30 years of public access to sailing this year as the organization was founded in September of 1983- the day after the los..
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02-Jan-2013
Sail Newport offers Mark Boat Seminar
Sail Newport's Anderson Reggio will offer a..
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02-Jan-2013
Lasers Active in Frostbite Sailing
A hardy group of New England sailors gather at Sail Newport every Sunday for the popular Frostbite Series. Run by local Laser Fleet 413, conditions ar..
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21-Jul-2011
Providence Business News Features Sail Newport
From the July 18, 2011 edition NEWSMAKERS Sailing center gives crucial boost to Newport tourism By Denise Perreault PBN Staff Writer ..
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16-Mar-2011
Netscape Founder Jim Clark invests in 2 RI Charities
Yachtsman Jim Clark Donates to Two Newport Charities NEWPORT, RI (March 15, 2011) – Yachtsman James H. “Jim” Clar..
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03-Feb-2011
Sail Newport to Host J Class Event
David Pitma (http://bwsailing.com/cc/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ranger.jpg)n, Secretary of the J Class Association announced that the first event in t..
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31-Dec-2010
Statement on America's Cup Venue Announcment
Over the last few months, Rhode Island has once again proved that it is a preferred site to host world-class marine events such as the America's C..
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22-Nov-2010
Sail Newport Launches New Website
Sail Newport is proud to announce that our new website is live. Now, along with our award winning sailing program, our web presence will be comensura..
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19-Nov-2010
Annual Meeting and Holiday Party, December 8th
ANNUAL MEETING AND HOLIDAY PARTY, DECEMBER 8th he Sail Newport Annual Meeting is a great way to say "thank you" to our volunteers, our membership an..
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03-Aug-2010
Opti Event Today in Perfect Sailing Conditions
The regatta is expected to be the third largest one-design regatta in the world this year. Jack Parkin (Greenwich, CT), who is eleven years old, l..
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10-Jul-2010
Coastal Living Newport Regatta
Saturday morning started off just like every other day earlier this week. HOT. Although the heat is uncomfortable, it is a great sign that the sea..
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02-Jul-2010
BMW ORACLE Racing 's Cup Tour/ Enjoying Newport Hospitality
Author: Jane Eagleson BMW ORACLE Racing officially wrapped up its America's Cup Victory Tour this week with a swing along the East Coast. ..
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13-Jun-2010
Youth Sailors Launch the Season this Weekend
Regatta Report As the results show, the talent was very impressive, and racing was incredibly tight, with several overall ties and very close resu..
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07-Jun-2010
America's Cup Trophy Returns to Rhode Island
BMW ORACLE Racing, winner in February of the 33rd America’s Cup, will return the oldest trophy in international sport to Newport, Rhode Isla..
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10-May-2010
Wing Night With Ferg
To a sold out audience, Jamestown's Scott Ferguson presented a facinating look at the development, construction and implementation of BMW ORACLE R..
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