World Match Racing
Credit: WMRT

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.

TUESDAY, MAY 31 

  • 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 is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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