Newport Regatta Rocks the East Coast
Published on July 13th, 2014
Newport, RI (July 13, 2014) – Sailors from 21 U.S. States and eight countries gathered in Newport for Sail Newport’s annual Newport Regatta on July 11-13, featuring Bacardi Newport Race Week with long-term sponsors Heineken and new sponsor Helly Hansen.
The mammoth event on four circles of racing on Narragansett Bay, in its 31st year, requires over 100 volunteers and partnerships with New York Yacht Club, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport Yacht Club and Barrington Yacht Club.
The J/24 class was won by Newport’s Team Helly Hansen with John Mollicone and Tim Healy and crew, the Laser Fleet District Championship was conquered by Marek Zaleski (Norwalk, CT). Also competing was Swan 42, J/70, Melges 20, Star, 505, Viper 640, Ensign , 2.4mR, Byte CII National Championship, Sunfish, Laser Radial, A Class Cats, F18 and VX One.
Report by event media.