The Bacardi Newport Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank will be held for the first time in Newport, Rhode Island, from June 23 to 26. The new event is a spin-off of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, whose organizers responded to positive feedback from sponsors and participants supporting the multi-class formula of the European-style regatta and who wanted to see the same type of event staged in New England.
The Star, Melges 20, Melges 24, Viper 640 and J/24 fleets, all of which have raced in the Miami event, will be joined in Newport by the J/80 class. Racing will be staged from Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s public sailing center.
Competitors will find a balance between on-the-water racing and social activities in the “Sailing Capital of the World,” that will also include an exhibition by noted marine photographer Cory Silken. “Color of Wind” will be on display at 33 America’s Cup Avenue (the former location of The Gap clothing store). The exhibit will be open to the public, free of charge, from noon to 6:00 p.m. daily.
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Related Video: Day 1 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2011
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