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September 24, 2017

Sailing & Sports

Eight to be inducted into National Sailing Hall of Fame in Newport today

For the first time, Newport is hosting the National Sailing Hall of Fame Induction.  Today, eight (five living and three posthumous) Inductees will be celebrated for their impact on the sport.   The National Sailing Hall of Fame, headquartered in Annapolis, Md., has previously recognized 57 Inductees, including Newport locals Harry Anderson Jr., Betsy Alison

Pedal power takes riders across 4 Rhode Island bridges

Pea-Soup fog did little to deter the 950 cyclists that pedaled over four of Rhode Island’s bridges on Sunday during the fifth annual 4 Bridges Ride. The ride, sponsored by the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority Foundation, benefits Save the Bay. The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing. Riders began the journey at 7 AM from North

Ten historic 12 Metres set to race off Newport beginning on September 22nd

Ten historic 12 Metres are sailing their North American Championship off Newport, R.I. over Sept. 22 -24 and promising a spectacular finish to their 2017 sailing season. The event, along with the METREFEST Newport, Newport Trophy and Edgartown Race held earlier this summer, counts toward points collected in the ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoint Series that leads to the

Hinckley unveils ‘Dasher’, the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, at Newport International Boat Show

Hinckley, the builder of some of America’s finest yachts for nearly 90 years, continued its legacy of innovation today by unveiling the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht – Dasher.   Designed from the outset for fully electric propulsion, Dasher achieves a new standard of excellence pairing modern styling with hi-tech composite construction. “Since 1928,

Naval War College to host World War I period-accurate baseball game between Army-Navy at Cardines Field

The Naval War College has announced that they will host a period-accurate baseball game between Army-Navy on Friday, September 29th at Cardines Field in downtown Newport. The program is designed as “a fun event” with educational programming to mark the centennial of American involvement in World War I, and is being organized in close collaboration

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Dominican Republic Polo Team will return to Portsmouth on Saturday to defend 2010 victory

On Saturday, Sept. 16th at 4pm the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW, will feature USA vs. Dominican Republic, followed by a special Après Polo dinner with the teams – ‘Oscar de la Plenta.   The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will feature USA vs. Dominican Republic for a duration of approximately 2 hours.  The match will commence with the national anthems, and will conclude with an après polo culinary celebration including

Newport Exhibition Group to be Honored During Newport International Boat Show

On Saturday morning, September 16, the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) will honor Newport Exhibition Group as the 2017 recipient of the RIMTA Anchor Award. The presentation will be made during the Newport International Boat Show on the morning of Saturday, September 16 at RIMTA’s Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast sponsored by Gowrie Group.   The Anchor Award is

Saccucci Honda becomes Primary Sponsor of 32nd Newport County YMCA’s Thanksgiving Day Pie Run

The Newport County YMCA is honored to announce Saccucci Honda of Middletown, will be the Primary Sponsor for the Newport County YMCA’s 32nd Annual Pie Run held on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2017. The race, originally founded by the Newport Running Club, collects donations for local food pantries as well as raises money for local

Newport Rugby Club set to kick off 37th year of competition on September 9th

Newport Rugby returns to Fort Adam’s State Park this Saturday at 1 pm with a clash against New Hampshire powerhouse, Amoskeag, to kick off their 2017 season. Coming off a successful season that took Newport to the New England Championship title game, the club has high expectations ahead of their 9-game season.  President, Chris Behan believes the coaching appointment of

Candidates announced for 2018 International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction

Wimbledon champions Pat Cash and Michael Stich, along with Anders Jarryd and Tom Okker, who both won multiple doubles titles at Grand Slam tournaments, and Czech legend Helena Sukova, a 14-time major champion in doubles and mixed doubles, have been named candidates for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2018, according to a press release from the International Tennis Hall of

Newport County YMCA, RhodySquash and the de Ramel Foundation partner to provide future squash programs in Newport County

On Thursday, August 31st, the de Ramel Foundation announced a gift of $500,000 to the Newport County YMCA to support the future of squash in Newport County. The partnership between the Newport County YMCA, RhodySquash and the de Ramel Foundation began February 1st, 2017. This relationship aligns three organizations with common goals of youth development,

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This Day In History: August 31, 1881 – Inaugural US Men’s Single Tennis Championships Is Played in Newport, RI

The inaugural U.S. National Championship took place in August 31, 1881 at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. In the first year of the tennis championships only clubs that were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association were permitted to enter. A Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles competition were played. The first

Sail Newport hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open New Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center

Sail Newport, along with a slate of dignitaries, officials and supporters, celebrated the opening of its new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center today. Over 200 people joined Executive Director Brad Read for a ribbon cutting ceremony, including Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Director Janet Coit, former

‘Ruweida V’ Wins Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta presented by IYRS concluded in Newport today with R-Class Ruweida V, restored by IYRS students, as the overall winner. In addition, the winners of the North American Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge went to S&S Sonny in the Vintage Division and 12-Meter Valiant in the Grand Prix Division. The Challenge

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On This Day In Newport History – August 27, 1995: Tiger Woods Wins 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship in Newport

In celebration of the U.S. Amateur Championship centennial, the Newport Country Club hosted the 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship. At age 19, Tiger Woods became the ninth player to win back-to-back Amateur championships when he defeated  Buddy Marucci on August 27th at the 1995 US Amateur at Newport Country Club. Following an outstanding amateur and two-year college golf

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry to offer public tours in September and October

Having completed a full summer of teen voyages throughout northern New England, the 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be open to the public for free tours at Fort Adams State Park over the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 2 and 3) from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. The largest privately-funded, actively sailing civilian Tall Ship in the U.S., Perry also

Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Returns for 38th Edition August 26th-27th

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 Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport Classic Yacht Regatta competitors will compete in a point-to-point race from Bristol to Newport. This

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