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Youth Program Registration Open

There are a wide variety of youth sailing programs to choose from. Starting at age 5 in the Little Guppies Program, all skill levels are offered in one and two-week programs. Parents will be notified in mid - late February of enrollment and will be asked to pay for ...

January 2, 2020|

Matching $500,000 Grant Awarded to Sail Newport

Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust Powers Sail Newport with $500,000 Matching Grant Make a Matching Grant Donation NEWPORT (MARCH 29, 2019)—Sail Newport announced today that it has won a $500,000 matching grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust, the largest matching grant awarded since the not-for-profit organization was ...

April 1, 2019|

America’s Cup Challenger to Partner with Sail Newport

NEWPORT, RI (February 13, 2019) – New York Yacht Club American Magic, a U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today announced Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, as a Sailing Community Partner. Joint events, programs and projects to boost sailing in Rhode Island and New England ...

February 13, 2019|

Sail Newport Announces Annual Awards

NEWPORT, RI (December 7, 2018) – Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center announced several community awards at their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday. Rhode Island State Representative and Chair of the House Committee on Finance Marvin L. Abney (D - District 73, Newport, Middletown) was honored with the ...

December 7, 2018|

Nick Ewenson Named Race Programs Manager

NEWPORT, RI (November 20) – Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, has appointed Nick Ewenson (Newport, RI) as race programs manager. Ewenson is an accomplished sailing coach and joins Sail Newport with experience from New England Science & Sailing in Stonington, CT., as head coach at the University ...

November 20, 2018|

2018 Halloween Howl Regatta Recap

NEWPORT, RI (October 29, 2018) – As most New Englanders are preparing for winter, there was a group of youth sailors grabbing one more chance to sail on Sunday. Young sailors gathered at Sail Newport on Sunday for the annual Halloween Howl regatta. Due to high winds on Saturday, all ...

October 29, 2018|

Radio-Controlled Laser National Champ

October 12- 14 the model-size radio-controlled Laser fleet will race in Newport for the RC Laser National Championship Regatta. The racing of 24 model boats will take place in front of Sail Newport's Alofsin Piers in Fort Adams State Park. Spectators are invited to watch the championships and parking is ...

October 11, 2018|

Sail for Hope Raises Over $30,000

2018 Sail for Hope Challenges Sailors, but Crews Raise over $30,000 for Charities Newport, RI (September 29, 2018)– A group of local sailors, businesses and Sail Newport organized this year’s Sail for Hope race around Jamestown Island on Saturday for 55 sailboats. The event raised over $30,000 to benefit ...

October 1, 2018|

Sail for Hope 2018

What started in 2001 after the terrorism attacks on the U.S. is now an annual tradition for Newport sailors. The Sail for Hope is scheduled for Saturday, September 29. This is not just a sailboat race but an opportunity for local boaters to show their patriotism and race funds ...

September 26, 2018|

Sail Newport Celebrates 35 Years

Sail Newport was founded on the day in 1983 we lost the America's Cup to Australia. nThree and a half decades later we have a thriving sailing center with thousands of sailors, from age 6 and older, using the sailing center for instruction, racing, rentals, and events. On September ...

June 13, 2018|

Volvo Ocean Race Newport Sets Ambitious Sustainability Goals

Organizers for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover are issuing a call to arms: Bring a reusable water bottle when you visit the Race Village at Fort Adams State Park to contribute to the fight against plastics littering the world. The request is part of an ambitious sustainability plan set forth by organizers including Sail ...

April 19, 2018|

One Ocean Exploration Zone at the Newport Stopover

The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover (May 8 - 20) will feature an array of exhibits, interactive displays and games with micro-organisms designed to fascinate school children to grandparents alike. The exhibition inside the Race Village will open on May 12 and continue through May 20. The One Ocean ...

April 2, 2018|

MET School Senior Takes Thesis Around the World at Sea

On April 25th, James Rogers, a rising senior at Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET School, will take on an ambitious senior thesis project. Rogers will set sail from New Orleans on a 13-month voyage around the world onboard the historic tall ship Picton Castle. Circumnavigating the globe is a ...

March 30, 2018|

Statement from Vestas 11th Hour Racing

Vestas 11th Hour Racing has informed Volvo Ocean Race that the team will not be participating in inshore racing in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, as well as Leg 5 from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. The team is currently coordinating necessary repairs to the boat caused by the collision ...

March 19, 2018|

Finding Solutions to Plastic Pollution

A Volvo Ocean Race workshop aimed at exploring the problems and solution to developing sustainable waste management initiatives for events in Hong Kong. To engage a range of local stakeholder on the collaboration and development of solutions to the plastic crisis affecting the world’s oceans, the Volvo Ocean Race ...

March 19, 2018|

Vestas 11th Hour Racing to Miss Leg 6

Vestas 11th Hour Racing has undertaken steps to repair their Volvo Ocean 65 yacht, which was involved in a collision with a non-racing vessel at the end of Leg 4 near Hong Kong. The time required for repairs means the team will not be rejoining the race in time ...

March 19, 2018|

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Arrives in New Zealand

On Monday, the Vestas 11th Hour Racing Volvo Ocean 65 race boat arrived in New Zealand for repairs. The team issued the following statement: On February 12th, the Vestas 11th Hour Racing yacht was offloaded from the transport ship in Tauranga, New Zealand, by our shore crew with the help ...

March 19, 2018|

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Back in Action

When Vestas 11th Hour Racing rejoins the Volvo Ocean Race for the grueling Leg 7—from New Zealand, across the Southern Ocean, past Cape Horn and into Brazil—the crew will do so with a mixture of heavy hearts and anxiousness. The team hasn’t raced since the collision in the latter ...

March 19, 2018|

14 Fun Facts about the Newport Stopover

The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's most challenging ocean race, circumnavigating the planet and covering 45,000+ nautical miles, and it will make Newport its only stopover in all of North America. The race, featuring seven one-design high-performance boats equipped with the latest technology, left Alicante, Spain in October and we ...

March 19, 2018|

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Back on the Water

Vestas 11th Hour Racing is back in the water, with a test sail anticipated later this week. The boat had been shipped to New Zealand for repairs following a collision just before the finish of Leg 4, off Hong Kong. "It's been an amazing effort by all involved to ...

March 19, 2018|

Sail Newport Presents Volvo Ocean Race Newport Update

Join Sail Newport for a special event on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Jane Pickens Theatre. Brad Read emcees with the latest update on the race, and the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover in May. Featuring a live call with Team Brunel and interaction with the audience! EVENING SCHEDULE ...

February 15, 2018|