Organizers of the event expect several 80’ Maxi racers
to compete, as well as an exciting fleet of smaller competitors.
Onlookers can expect an exciting spectacle as the
huge racing craft maneuver in tight quarters before the start signal,
which scheduled to be at 4:00 PM on Friday the 18th in the waters
between Fort Adams and Rose Island.
Following the start, the fleet will beat out the
East Passage past Castle Hill and then off to the first mark. The
prime location to see the start will be from the south tip of Fort
Adams or from Castle Hill or Brenton Park.
The first boats should finish off Ida Lewis Yacht
Club sometime Saturday afternoon, with the smaller boats coming in
at intervals through the night. The boats will be docked at marinas
throughout Newport after the race.
Ida Lewis Yacht Club welcomes entrants in the race
from all qualified boats 30’ and longer. For information, call
the club at (401) 846-1969 or visit the club website at www.ilyc.org
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