Preview of Newport Classic Yacht Regatta
Published on August 24th, 2017
Bristol, RI (August 24, 2017) – The 38th edition of the Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta will start Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Bristol, Rhode Island with a point-to-point distance race from Bristol to Newport and culminate in Newport on Sunday, August 27 with racing in Newport.
Sunday, August 27th, the Classic Yacht Parade will include the 40 competing yachts parading through Newport Harbor. It commences at 10:30am from the entrance to the Harbor and the final day of racing gets underway immediately after the parade.
The Newport Regatta is the final event in a series of four classic yacht regattas that make up the Panerai North American Classic Yachts Challenge. With 40 yachts competing, the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta is the largest gathering of classic yachts in Narragansett Bay this year.
The Newport Classic Yacht Regatta is the final stage of the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, which also includes the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (Marblehead, MA), the Sail Nantucket Regatta and the Nantucket Opera House Cup Regatta (Nantucket, MA), and the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta (Bristol, RI). The regatta attracts classic yachts with extraordinary pedigrees.
40 Classic Yachts, some of which were built as far back as the early 1900s will be participating in the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta. Eleonora, a schooner and the largest boat in the fleet at 162 feet, is an exact replica of the infamous Westward which was built and launched in 1910 by Herreshoff Manufacturing in Bristol, R.I.
Another entry of note is Marilee, built in 1926 and one of the few remaining Herreshoff New York Club 40 yachts. Ruweida V, at 97 years old, is one of the oldest in the fleet and was restored by the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport in 2011. She is a Burgess, Swasey & Paine (BS&P) designed and Lawley built Rboat.
Source: Event Media