2013 BACARDI Newport Sailing Week Kicks Off

The Bacardi Newport Sailing Week, presented by EFG Bank, will kick off in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11 and run through July 14.
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The Bacardi Newport Sailing Week, presented by EFG Bank, will kick off in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11 and run through July 14.

This year’s Newport Sailing Week will have three days of racing, staged from Newport’s public sailing center at Fort Adams State Park. Sailors from around the country will battle in a myriad of boat classes: 12 Metre, Swan 42, Farr 30, J/80, J/105, J/24, J/70, J/22, Etchells, Star, F-18, 49er, 49er FX, A-Class Cat, Viper 640, VX One, 505, Vanguard 15, Byte CII, Sunfish, Laser, Laser Radial.

The 2013 Newport Regatta will be a championship level regatta for the following classes:

• 505: East Coast Championship

• Viper 640: Atlantic Coast Championship

• Farr 30: North American Championship

• Byte CII: North American Championship

• J/24: District 2 Championship and US Adult Sailing Championship Qualifier

• VX One: New England Championship

In conjunction with the racing, a free art exhibit displaying America’s Cup history and memorabilia will be open in Newport from 1200 to 1900, July 8 to July 14. The exhibit, Champions on the Breeze by photographer Cory Silken, will be located in the International Yachting Restoration School in downtown Newport at 449 Thames Street.

Throughout the week, Bacardi is also hosting events in restaurants and bars around Newport, including a welcome party on July 12. The Newport Restaurant Group and the Newport Sunset Series are also sponsors for this year’s Newport Sailing Week.

See the full schedule for the 2013 Bacardi Newport Sailing Week here.

Photos by Cory Silken 

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