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Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta © Cory Silken / Panerai
Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta © Cory Silken / Panerai

Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta presented by IYRS returns August 26th and 27th to celebrate classic yachts, both power and sail, and the importance of the craft associated with their restoration.

For the first time, immediately following the Herreschoff Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport Classic Yacht Regatta competitors will compete in a point-to-point race from Bristol to Newport. This is the inaugural year of back-to-back scheduling and collaboration between the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta and the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta.

On Saturday, August 26th, the Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta commences in Bristol, Rhode Island with a race to Newport. In addition, classic motor yachts have been invited to rally from Bristol to Newport. Prior to racing on Sunday, the 27th, the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta will host a harbor parade open to the public, which will be followed by racing on lower Narragansett Bay.

The Classic Yacht Parade starts at 10:30AM on Sunday, August 27 at the entrance of the harbor. On moving display around the harbor is a collection of nearly 50 classic yachts, both sail and power, which represent the very best of classic yacht design and construction.

Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta © Cory Silken / Panerai

Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta © Cory Silken / Panerai

The best vantage points include the IYRS marina, Goat Island Marina dock, Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf, The Newport Yachting Center dock, King’s Park Pier and the Alofsin Piers and Sail Newport Waterfront Center at Fort Adams. The yachts will be vying to win the coveted Classic Yacht Parade awards including Best Sail, Best Power, Most Patriotic and Best Costumes.

Following two days of racing on Narragansett Bay, the public is invited to celebrate with the skippers and their crews during the Awards Dinner at IYRS on Sunday evening, August 27. Cocktails start at 6:00PM, followed by a seated dinner at 7:30PM. Tickets are $60 per person in advance/$75 per person at the door (cash bar). Seating is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Parking is available on campus, first come first serve.

by Event Media

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