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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

US Sailing Moving Headquarters from Portsmouth to Roger Williams University Campus in Bristol

US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, announced on Thursday that they will be moving their headquarters from Portsmouth to Roger Williams University in Bristol. “We are excited to announce that US Sailing will relocate its headquarters on September 15, 2017, to the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island,” Jack Gierhart,

Marc Allen Fine Clothiers Named Exclusive America’s Cup Retailer in RI, Portion of Proceeds to Support Sail Newport

Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, with locations in Providence and Newport, has been named the exclusive America’s Cup retailer in Rhode Island. Sold exclusively at their location in Newport at 142 Bellevue Avenue, Marc Allen has announced that they will donate 15% of all America’s Cup merchandise sold through Labor Day to Sail Newport. Each year,

Deserving Victory for ‘Bequia’ in 2017 Candy Store Cup

Sailors couldn’t have asked for a sweeter experience at the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition. The event showcased some of the world’s most spectacular and technologically sophisticated luxury sailing yachts racing off Newport, R.I. on Thursday through Saturday (July 27-29) and provided three days of wildly varied conditions, courtesy of Mother Nature, as well as a full slate

More than 1,800 Quench Their Thirst at 2017 Craft Brew Races at Fort Adams on July 22nd

Newport, R.I.— More than 1,800 runners, brewers, vendors and festival attendees basked in the sun at Fort Adams this past Saturday for the Craft Brew Races 5K and beer festival. Fifty local and regional craft breweries poured samples of their beer for thirsty runners, who had completed a 3.1-mile looping course around Fort Adams state park, as

Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Monique Kalkman, Steve Flink and Vic Braden Will Be Inducted into Tennis Hall Of Fame Today

Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch, Steve Flink, and the late Vic Braden will be the recipients of tennis’ highest honor when they are inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame today (Saturday, July 22nd) at 12 pm.    A group of Hall of Fame tennis legends and a sold-out stadium of

Candy Store Cup: Stunning Superyachts to Race From Newport Shipyard, July 27-29

For the second year running, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition will showcase some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta designed specifically for them. The event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, is organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, which partnered last year to consolidate the Newport Bucket and Candy Store

Newport Trophy Regatta to Host Ten Historic 12 Metres

As the second “Americas fleet” event in the ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoint Series, the Newport Trophy Regatta will take place July 20-23 in Newport, R.I. Hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the event is for 12 Metre yachts, which are collecting points in a global series leading up to the next 12 Metre World Championship, scheduled for Newport

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Newport Polo Hosts Polo on Saturday and Sunday this Weekend

This weekend the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW, will feature two matches: Newport vs. Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 15 at 5 pm, and the All Charity Day Match on Sunday, July 16 at 5 pm.   For Saturday’s match, the Pittsburgh team has journeyed from afar with a steely resolve in hopes of sacking Newport this year, with Steelers Nation in tow. This match is the second in

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