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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sailing & Sports

Registration for Sail Newport’s Summer Youth Program Closes on February 19th

Registration for the Sail Newport’s 2017 Youth Sailing Programs, Rhode Island’s most sought-after summer sailing program, will close on February 19th, 2017. The Youth Sailing Program has the goal of developing solid sailing skills, and to provide inspiration to young sailors, from the beginner to the advanced or racing sailor, with an emphasis on fun

America’s Cup 12 Metre Freedom to Return to Newport

The 12 Metre yacht Freedom has been purchased by Charles A. Robertson (Guilford, Conn.), a well-known East Coast sailor who has been active in a number of America’s Cup and 12 Metre campaigns and is well known for skippering his Frers 75 Maxi Cannonball and a series of other like-named boats to victory in various

Dell Technologies Signs on as Multi-Year Title Sponsor of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Open

The International Tennis Hall Of Fame announced in a press release on Wednesday that Dell Technologies has committed to a five-year, multifaceted sponsorship of the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF)  that includes the title sponsorship of the Hall of Fame’s annual ATP World Tour tournament. The company is also contributing its technology solutions and

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Team MAPFRE Will Return to the Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE has announced that they will once again take part in the Volvo Ocean Race, they are the third team to confirm their presence on the start line of the 2017-2018 edition of the offshore race. MAPFRE thus continues as a sponsor, having begun with the team in the 2011-2012 race, with a more secondary presence,

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Newport Gulls Release 2017 Schedule 

The Newport Gulls will kick off their 17th season here in Newport on Wednesday, June 7th! The Newport Gulls announced on their website on Tuesday the dates and details for their 2017 regular season. Newport Gulls Announce 2017 Summer Schedule  It is that time of the year again folks! The time when we can officially

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Donates Powerboat to Sail Newport

Sail Newport has announced that New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has donated his powerboat to the community sailing center. The non-profit public Sailing Center, will use the 24′ Grady White vessel “V Rings” in its youth and adult sailing programs, regattas and sailing events on Narragansett Bay. “We are thrilled and grateful to Coach Belichick

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Volvo Ocean Race Confirms all 2017-18 Race Dates

The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October. The change to the 2017-18 route, announced on Friday morning in Melbourne, means the Race will visit Australia for the eighth time – but for the first in

Quantum Key West Race Week Closes With A Bang

By winning the final race of the highly competitive 52 Super Series and with it the class championship, Doug De Vos’(Ada, MI) Quantum Racing was awarded Boat of the Weekhonors at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week hosted by the Storm Trysail Club. Quantum Racing was placed sixth in the pro-laden class at mid-week,

7 Places in Newport Tied to Jackie Kennedy

On January 20th, Jane Pickens Theater will begin showing JACKIE starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the First Lady famously tied to the City-by-the-Sea. Portman has been nominated for multiple awards for her intimate portrayal of Jackie in the difficult days immediately following her husband’s assassination. JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of

Salve Senior Among 54 College Seniors Selected to Compete as ‘Team Stars & Stripes’ in Mexico This Week

A squad of 54 college seniors selected from 22 NCAA Division III schools have come together in Mexico to form ‘Team Stars & Stripes’ for the eighth annual Tazón De Estrellas this week. Among the 54 players is Salve Regina University’s Middle Linebacker and Team Captain, Ethan Gambale. Gambale, an All-NEFC Second Team Linebacker and NEFC Academic

2016 Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record Recognizes Outstanding Sailors and Record Breaking Times

Competitors who successfully completed and set new records for the  Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record  were recognized at a prize giving party hosted by the IYAC in Newport, RI this past Friday, December 9th. During the span of the five month long competition, 4 attempts were made at ousting the standing record, and Zach Marks

van Beuren Charitable Foundation grants $500,000 to Sail Newport for the new Marine Education and Recreation Facility

Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, announced today that the van Beuren Charitable Foundation (vBCF) has awarded a $500,000 grant to Sail Newport’s Campaign for Blue Space, which will support a new education and recreation facility in Fort Adams State Park. The vBCF is a philanthropic family organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the

WATCH: Salve Regina University Football vs Western New England University for NEFC Title

The Salve Regina University Seahawks (7-0, 5-0 NEFC) will take on Western New England University Golden Bears (8-0, 5-0 NEFC) in the New England Football Conference Championship at Gaudet Field in Middletown at 12 p.m. today. The New England Football Conference is the only conference in all of Division III Football with two teams still undefeated and today’s

Newport Polo Hosts Middle School Tourney

Newport Polo hosted a Middle School polo tournament over the weekend for 5-8th grade players in the Northeastern United States as part of a nationwide youth series.  Players from Rhode Island to New York came to compete on Saturday and Sunday at Newport Polo’s private instructional outdoor arena.  More than a dozen participants were assigned

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