New York Yacht Club American Magic, a challenger or the 36th America’s Cup, released the following content that shows some love for Newport on Thursday.

“Home of America’s Cup matches from 1930 to 1983, Newport, Rhode Island holds a special place in the Cup’s past. Through New York Yacht Club American Magic and team members Nick Dana, Dan Morris and others, Newport is again part of the present and future of the Cup.

Tangible reminders of Cup racing are plentiful around town. From Newport’s “America’s Cup Avenue” to paintings and photos on tavern walls and to several Cup-winning yachts still actively sailed on Narragansett Bay, the echoes left by the oldest trophy in sport remain loud. 

Sail Newport is another example of Newport’s America’s Cup legacy. Rhode Island’s public sailing center was founded to bring international sailing events back to Rhode Island after the loss of the Cup. 37 years later, Sail Newport empowers thousands of New Englanders and Newport visitors to go sailing with world-class regattas, affordable instruction and opportunities that attract new sailors to the sport”.

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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