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May 22, 2017

Sailing & Sports

Volvo Ocean Race Launches Official Sustainability Program with 3 Key New Partnerships

The Volvo Ocean Race has launched a major Sustainability Programme for the 2017-18 edition and beyond – signing partnerships with 11th Hour Racing, AkzoNobel and United Nations Environment while outlining a series of commitments that focus on ocean health. The race is putting sustainability at its heart and focusing on taking action to help ‘Turn

RIMTA Launches Superyacht Crew Training Program in May

Individuals who would love to work on the luxury superyachts that visit Newport each summer before taking off for warm-water ports come fall now have a free training program to give them the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the charter-yacht industry.   The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), in partnership with Ship to

Roger Williams University Men’s Polo Team Wins National Championship

The Roger Williams University Men’s Polo team captured the 2017 United States Polo Association Intercollegiate National Championship Saturday afternoon with a 14-13 victory over Southern Methodist University. The championship is the is the first national title in the young program’s history, as the 2016-17 academic year marks only the team’s second season as a varsity

Newport County YMCA Opens Doors to RhodySquash

The Newport County YMCA has partnered with RhodySquash offering a permanent home for their program in Newport County, it’s being called a “perfect match with a combined focus on healthy living and social responsibilities” by both organizations. “RhodySquash provides an opportunity for the youth of our community to achieve their personal best through the integration

24 From Newport County Will Run 121st Boston Marathon

Two dozen runners from Newport County will participate in the 121st running of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17th. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John

Fourth Annual Newport Night Run Hits Record Registration

With nearly 1,000 runners already registered, the 2017 Newport Night Run will be the largest race to date. Gray Matter Marketing and the Newport Public Education Foundation continue their annual partnership on the Newport Night Run, an after-hours 5K run/walk to benefit the Foundation. With a cap of 1,200 participants and 1,000 runners already registered,

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