International Parade of 12 Metres on Saturday will include 21 historic sailboats

12 Metres at the 2014 North Americans in Newport. (Photo credit: SallyAnne Santos)

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As part of the 12 Metre World Championship racing taking place this week in Newport, the historic boats racing will participate in a parade around Newport Harbor on Saturday, July 13th.

Beginning at 10 am, fans can cheer on their favorite teams during the international Parade of 12 Metres. The Parade, consisting of 21 historic 12 Metres from six countries (many of which sailed here during Newport’s America’s Cup days), will start at Sail Newport and pass by New York Yacht Club and Ida Lewis Yacht Club, then head north to Gurney’s and clockwise past Newport Yacht Club and by every wharf on the east side of Newport Harbor (e.g., Bannister’s and Bowen’s) before the teams head out for their final race of the series.

The boats are crewed by America’s Cup, Olympic, World Champion, and veteran sailors.

Parade route below;

For more information on the 12 Metre World Championship, visit www.12mrworlds.com.