The Newport Harbormaster Office will be accepting applications for dinghy/kayak rack spaces at the King Park Rack and the Willow Street Rack beginning on February 1, 2018 –February 28, 2018. The applications will be available online at . They will also be available at the Harbormaster Office, 39 Americas Cup Avenue.

The lottery is open to Newport residents only. In order to be considered a resident, the applicant must submit a copy of their Newport voter registration card or driver’s license with Newport address. With their application.  All applicants must be 18 years of age.  One application per person and per dinghy/kayak.

The lottery drawing will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 9:00 am at the Newport Harbormaster Office, 39 Americas Cup Ave. Applicants are welcome to attend the drawing.

For more information on the 2018 Rack Program, visit or call the Harbormaster Office at 401-845-5815.

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