It was an exciting first day of sailing and racing for the World Match Racing Tour Newport as the Fog Created For a Testing Opener.

The event continues today out at Fort Adams State Park with high-speed stadium-style racing between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Spectators will enjoy watching the sheer power of the M32 catamarans as they skip over the water with their helmeted crews hiking out on “racks” mounted outboard of the hulls.

The event also features live play-by-play commentary as well as music, food, family lawn games, a hospitality tent, and an M32 for kids to experience what it’s like onboard. The event is open to the public, with no admission fee and free parking.


  • 9:30 a.m. Boats leave dock
  • 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Fleet Racing -16 Races planned (4 races per group of 5 teams)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Try Sailing-Free to public – all ages

Try Sailing

As Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, Sail Newport aims to provide the experience of sailing to the public and will offer free Try Sailing! opportunities to visitors today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.No experience is necessary as certified skippers and life jackets (for all ages) will be provided by Sail Newport

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).