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  • Laura Jean
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The Museum of Yachting Regatta 36th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta

On Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6, the Museum of Yachting at IYRS will host their 36th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta at Fort Adams.

Black Watch sailing in the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta. Photo by Cory Silken.

Photo by Cory Silken

In 1980, a group of New England yachtsmen founded the Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island, to raise awareness of the glorious classic yachts that were decaying before their eyes.  The Museum of Yachting organized the first event, and forty wooden classics came to the starting line. Now more than 30 years old, this annual showcase of vintage yachts is one way IYRS continues the traditions of the Museum of Yachting. In conjunction with event sponsor Panerai, and with on-the-water regatta support provided by event partner, Sail Newport, the Classic Yacht Regatta weekend offers something for everyone, on and off the water: in addition to the regatta and related events which span the weekend, all are welcome at the community cocktail party held Friday, September 4 and classic yacht parade and awards dinner on Sunday, September 6.

To learn more information and register for the events, visit their website

  • Laura Jean
  • IYRSMuseum of YachtingNewportRhode Islandsailingyacht

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