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October 17, 2018

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Injured Newport Sailor Awarded $1.46 Million by Federal Judge For Caribbean Accident

The Providence Journal has reported (http://bit.ly/1lfCIEJ ) that Rhode Island Federal Judge John McConnell  has awarded nearly $1.5 million to Kenneth Nevor of Newport, a former world-class sailor. Judge McConnell Jr. ruled on Thursday, January 14th that Moneypenny Holdings LLC, who owned the boat Nevor was sailing on, didn’t have proper safety procedures in place when

Annual Sail For Hope Scheduled for October 15th

Sail Newport‘s Annual Sail For Hope event has been moved to October 15th. “The date was recently changed to augment the Newport Sailing Calendar without confilicting with other sailing events”, Sail Newport announced in a release on January 15th. Sail Newport expresses that they expect the event to offer the same awesome “last blast of the season”

Race The State

Race the State Rhode Island Returns on August 7

Manuka Sports Event Management has announced the return of Race The State, a multi-sport endurance race that takes competitors across Rhode Island. The second edition of the race will be held on Sunday August 7, 2016. In addition, Manuka has announced BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency will return as the presenting sponsors.   Race the State is a multi- sport race designed

The Hinckley Company Acquires Morris Yachts

The Hinckley Company, based out of Portsmouth, RI,  kicked off the New Year by announcing that Morris Yachts has become a part of The Hinckley Company family.  Hinckley acquired the assets of the sailboat builder on January first and plans to continue Morris’ boatbuilding and service operations in Downeast Maine under the name of Morris

World Match Racing

World Match Racing Tour to Visit Newport, RI in May 2016

(Photo: Ian Williams and his Team GAC Pindar secures a Tour Card fro next year © Henrik Ljungqvist | Info: Provided by Sail Newport) Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport has announced that the world’s best match racing sailors will compete in Newport, RI as part of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) in late May and

Kotoun leads Aquidneck Islanders in Bermuda

(Photo: Anthony Kotoun rides high and tight on his hydrofoils.) This is a follow-up to our original story – Aquidneck Islanders Racing at Amlin Moth Regatta in Bermuda Anthony Kotoun led the contingent of five Aquidneck Islanders who sailed this week in the Amlin International Moth Regatta in Bermuda.   Kotoun, who lives in Newport but is

Sail Newport Janet Coit

Senator Teresa Paiva Weed and DEM Director Janet Coit Receive Sail Newport Honor

(Photo via Sail Newport Facebook Page of Janet Coit accepting her reward)  Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, presented their annual “President’s Award” recently to Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (D.E.M.) Director Janet Coit.  Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read announced the award winners at the

Aquidneck Islanders Racing at Amlin Moth Regatta in Bermuda

(Photo Credit Beau Outteridge/Amlin International Moth Regatta) Five residents of Aquidneck Island are part of a fleet of 60 sailors racing this week in Bermuda at the first Amlin International Moth Regatta. Rome Kirby (Newport), Anthony Kotoun (Newport), Tom Loughborough (Middletown), Chris Museler (Portsmouth) and Nat Shaver (Newport) are all entered in the regatta hosted

Sail Newport Adds New Director of Philanthropy

Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read has announced the appointment of Carole Corriveau as the new director of philanthropy to help the non-profit organization’s future growth and philanthropic programs. Corriveau brings more than fifteen years of development experience to Sail Newport, with a focus on growing and transforming development programs for multiple non-profit organizations. “I have

Newport Shipyard Acquires Newport Charter Yacht Show

 Photo ©Billy Black Newport Shipyard General Manager Eli Dana announced today that Newport Shipyard has acquired the Newport Charter Yacht Show from Newport Exhibition Group. “We are very pleased to announce that the 2016 Newport Charter Show will be managed and hosted by our team at Newport Shipyard. We will work closely with the Newport Exhibition

Joe Harris

Joe Harris Begins Record Attempt to Break the Non-Stop Solo Around the World Record

Photo of Joe Harris leaving Newport via GryphonSolo2 Website U.S. short-handed sailor, Joe Harris departed Newport this morning at 09:18:24 for his attempt to break the non-stop solo Around the World Record for 40-foot monohulls. Harris is making the attempt in his Class 40, GryphonSolo2. The attempt will be made in accordance with the rules of the World

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