Newport Sailing Events This Summer


July 10 and 11

Newport Regatta. Sponsored by Voile Newport. 846-1983,

July 16-18

National Melges Championship IC37. Regatta organized by NYYC, 846-1000,

July 17 & 18

Newport 12mR Regatta sail. Newport. 846-1983,

August 10-12

USODA New England Championship. Regatta presented by Sail Newport, Newport. 846-1983,

August 13-15

Monohull or multihull boaters 30 feet LOA or more are invited to register for the inauguration Safe Harbor Race Weekend Regatta; details can be found at

August 14th

Fool’s Rules Regatta. Wacky competition between ships built on site from non-marine parts. 9:00 am, Town Beach to East Ferry, Jamestown. 617-593-2117,

August 19-21

The 17th edition of Ida Lewis distance race offers courses for ORC, PHRF and doubles sailors, as well as youth and college challenges. Participants have the option of overnight sailing or shorter distance races in the bay. For more information, visit

August 21 and 22

Newport Dinghy Regatta. Sail Newport’s Newport Dinghy Regatta has become so popular that it is now a two-day event; visit for details.

August 21 and 22

NYYC One Design Regatta. 846-1000,

August 24-28

Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard is the location of Trawler Festival, a series of boat shows and seminars that includes three days of social events for trawler enthusiasts. Get details at

August 24-29

Tandem events designed for disabled seafarers, C. Thomas Claggett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta challenges sailors at the intermediate to elite levels, while the American Para-Sailing Championships is the US National Sailing Championship for sailors with disabilities. Visit or to learn more.

August 28 and 29

New England J / Fest Regatta. The all-inclusive JFest regatta welcomes J / 80, J / 70, J / 105 and all JBoat classes interested in competing in the PHRF division for another J / Fest; visit for more information. Presented by Sail Newport.

4 and 5 Sept.

IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regatta. 848-5777,

September 11th

Sail for pride. Sponsored by Sail Newport, Newport. 846-1983,

29 Sep – Oct 3

505 North American Championship. Sponsored by Sail Newport, Newport. 846-1983,

23 & 24 oct.

Halloween Howl # 1. Boat race sponsored by Sail Newport, Newport. 846-1983,

30 & 31 oct.

Halloween Howl # 2. Boat race sponsored by Sail Newport, Newport. 846-1983,

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