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Volvo Ocean Race to Stop in Newport

Newport, Rhode Island will host the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time after winning a place on the route for the 12th edition of sailing’s premier round-the-world challenge in 2014-15. The Race will reach Newport, one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Study Shows Newport How to Go Green

The Newport Energy & Environment Commission met in late October to unveil findings its study on sustainable events had revealed. The commission is hoping this study helps move the city one step closer to becoming the first Rhode Island community to establish … Continue reading

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Ted Turner and Dennis Conner to Reunite with Jobson and Whidden

America’s Cup history will repeat itself this week when the 2012 12 Metre North American Championships feature two of sailing’s most famous skippers, Ted Turner and Dennis Conner, reuniting with their winning tacticians, Gary Jobson and Tom Whidden, respectively. Turner, an … Continue reading

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Great Racing and Bright Sunshine at the Newport Bucket Regatta

Seventeen spectacular yachts competed for Bucket honors under sunny Newport skies. Blessed with beautiful New England weather, well sailed races were completed on each of the regatta days. The winds were light and challenging but the yachts all rose to the … Continue reading

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Boat Show of the Week: Newport International

As the fall boat show season fast approaches, “Cool Things to Do” will feature a different boat show each week. The 42nd annual Newport International Boat Show, September 13-16, 2012, will feature new sailboats and powerboats, and thousands of products … Continue reading

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AC Defender Still King

Last week proved to be a statement event for the US defender of the America’s Cup as Oracle Team USA was prominent in all areas of the AC World Series event. Jimmy Spithill’s team claimed the overall 2011-12 season title … Continue reading

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Tickets for AC World Series in Newport on Sale Now

Rumor has it that these tickets are expected to sell out pretty quickly so if you want to witness America’s Cup sailors racing in Narragansett Bay, RI again, get your tickets now. America’s Cup racing returns to the United States … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

The last Cheoy Lee 42-foot schooner still afloat, the Lady Galadriel, enjoys the views in Newport, RI. Submitted by Dean Cycon of Orange, MA. Got a cool cruising shot to share? Send it to us at cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com.

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Bavaria Opening Three New Factory-Direct Locations

Bavaria Yachts announced plans to open factory-direct locations in Newport, RI, the Great Lakes (Chicago) and the San Francisco Bay area by the end of the year. In 2011, Bavaria Yachts USA launched a new direct-business model, starting with its … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

The Amazing Grace is guided by Santa and his sleigh during the Newport, RI Holiday Boat Parade earlier this month. Best holiday wishes, from our port to yours! Got a cool cruising shot to share? Send it to comments@cruisingcompass.com.

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Sunken Barge Under Newport Bridge has Officials on Cleanup

Our fingers are crossed that one of the U.S.’s most notable cruising spots gets this cleaned up quickly! The U.S. Coast Guard, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Newport, R.I., Harbormaster, Save The Bay, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority … Continue reading

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IRYS Launches 4-Part Environmental Lecture Series

Beginning November 1, the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI will begin its fall lecture series with a theme of “Environmental Issues Facing Sailors and the Marine World.” The series will kick off with a lecture by Sailors for … Continue reading

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BWS to Host Lin and Larry Pardey at Newport Boat Show

Attention, cruisers! BWS will play host to Lin and Larry Pardey, prestigious world cruisers and authors of 11 books, during the Newport International Boat Show (September 15th-18th, www.newportboatshow.com). The Pardeys, who have sailed more than 200,000 miles, will present seminars … Continue reading

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NARC Rally Sign Ups Have Begun

The 12th Annual NARC Rally (North American Rally to the Caribbean) departs from Newport, RI on Sunday, Oct. 30th or the best weather window after that date. The fleet will begin to gather at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

We captured this classic wooden beauty while out watching the J Class Regatta on Narragansett Bay in Newport. Few things are more quintessential “New England Summer” than this. Got a cool cruising shot to share? Send it to comments@cruisingcompass.com.

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J Class Newport Regatta in Pictures

Ranger and Velsheda competed in five races during the J Class Newport Regatta last week. While the races were fun to watch, you can see from above that what people really come out for was to see the amazing beauty … Continue reading

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Who’s in Newport Harbor? RIYachting Lets You Know with Live AIS

RIYachting.com has launched a new widget on their website with live AIS info listing who is in Newport Harbor. While we understand the curiosity seekers who are interested in knowing which boats are heading in or who that megayacht is … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Race Start

We are excited to head out to watch the starts of the Transatlantic Race 2011 (TR 2011) next week. The little guys head out first this Sunday, June 26; the big boats leave the following Sunday, July 3; and the … Continue reading

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SeaFair Art Gallery

SeaFair, the world’s first mobile mega-yacht venue (228′) will be in Newport Harbor displaying its 28 galleries of international fine art, jewelry and collectibles from June 30 to July 13. The boat also features a coffee bar, champagne and caviar … Continue reading

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The Newport Folk Festival: Guaranteed Good Times

The buzz about this year’s Newport Folk Festival, taking place July 30th & 31st, is that it’s got one of the best lineups ever. When was the last time you hung out on your boat and got to enjoy live … Continue reading

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