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Monday, January 16, 2017

Sailing & Sports

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

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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

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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

Teams From 15 Nations Will Compete in Inaugural Red Bull Foiling Generation World Championship in Newport This Weekend

Fifteen national champion teams from around the world have assembled for the first-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final in Newport. The brainchild of sports directors Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, Red Bull Foiling Generation gives wings to talented sailors aged 16-20 by introducing them to the type of cutting-edge foiling technology used in

15 Teams From Across The Globe Will Compete in Newport For World Finals of Hi-Tech Youth Sailing Competition

Two Years of Qualifiers Lead into First Ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Finals, Founded and Led by Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher The world’s best competitive sailing youth, ages 16-20, from across the globe are officially on their way to United States East Coast sailing hub, Newport, Rhode Island,

Everything The Public Needs to Know About the Newport Marathon on October 9th

The Newport Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 9th, and will feature a full marathon and half-marathon course through Newport and Middletown. The race will begin and end at Easton’s Beach and utilize long stretches of roads in both communities, including Memorial Boulevard, Ocean Ave., Tuckerman Ave., and Hanging Rock Road, making for an especially

Harvard University Sailing Team and Sail To Prevail Team Up to Create Formal Partnership

A three-year pilot program at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) has culminated in a formal partnership between the University’s sailing team and Rhode Island-based Sail To Prevail, the not-for-profit organization that has pioneered overcoming adversity through the sport of sailing. Michael O’Connor (Foxboro, Mass.), the Crimson’s Head Sailing Coach, felt that not only should his student-athletes

12 Metre North Americans: Trifecta of Trophies for Dennis Williams and his Victory ’83 Team

Nine 12 Metre teams made it a long weekend in Newport as they competed in their North American Championship, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club from Friday through Sunday (September 23-25).  Sailing on sloops best known as the America’s Cup boats during that event’s so-called “Golden Era” (1958-1987), the teams competed in three divisions –

4 Great Places to Run in Rhode Island

Now that one or two local road races are one your calendar, it’s time to get outside and get your training miles in. But where to run? The absence of summer traffic and crowds means you can run down Bellevue Ave or Memorial Drive relatively hassle-free this time of year. But if you don’t want

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Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Monique Kalkman Named to 2017 Ballot for Tennis Hall of Fame Induction

Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Paralympian Monique Kalkman  have been named to the ballot for 2017 International Tennis Hall of Fame induction Former world No. 1’s Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick have been nominated for the highest honor in the sport of tennis- induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  Clijsters and Roddick are both on

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