Host a regatta at Sail Newport

Host a regatta at Sail Newport

Our nonprofit organization was founded in 1983 to foster the sport of sailing and to recruit and manage public sailing events. Sail Newport’s mission is to provide public access and opportunities for all ages to learn to sail, improved their skills and participate in sailing events on Narragansett Bay.

The Sailing Center is located in Fort Adams State Park on the southwest side of Newport Harbor.

Host a regatta inquiry

The Sailing Center in Fort Adams State Park is a spacious campus with:

  • An 8,500 square foot main building, LEED-compliand with green systems
  • Youth Boathouse and docks
  • Dinghy regatta building and classrooms
  • Dinghy storage areas adjacent to the beach
  • Special event dockage
  • Two-ton and three-ton hoists
  • Trailer storage parking
  • Two ramps at Sail Newport – dinghy and one deep water for power boats
  • Beach for additional dinghy launch
  • Free vehicle parking

You may request that Sail Newport serve as your Organizing Authority, or Co-organizing authority. Also, we can plan the entire event, or assist you with area you need help with including:

  • Planning the format of your racing including courses and circle locations
  • Manage sailing documents including Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and notices
  • Provide storage, rig-up area for regatta preparations
  • Provide use of two-ton and three-ton hoists
  • Provide dockage for entirety of event at Sail Newport
  • Manage or assist with USCG Permitting
  • Provide Regatta Liability Insurance with Sail Newport coverage
  • Recruit and manage race committee and support vessels including (includes dockage, daily set-up and afternoon de-rig, fueling, provisioning:
    • Signal boat
    • Pin boat
    • Mark boat(s)
    • Judge/Umpire boats
    • Safety Boat(s)
    • Recommend spectator boats for additional charter
    • Recruit volunteers for race committee and shore side operations
    • Provide scoring
    • Organize Trophies
    • Assist with the planning of all socials
    • Develop or help to develop a media and social media plan for your event
    • Recruit and manage photography/videography for your event

Sailing classes and regatta organizations may hold regattas at Sail Newport. If you are interested in holding a regatta or clinic at Sail Newport, you must make an inquiry in the year previous to your proposed date.

Have questions?

Contact Gary Knapp, Regatta Director

Phone: (401) 846-1983