2009-09-03 / About Town

Classic yacht regatta sails this weekend

The Museum of Yachting in Newport will host the 30th annual classic yacht regatta this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6.

Sail Newport will run two days of racing, starting on Saturday and concluding Sunday afternoon. The racing fleet will again mix restored classics with “spirit of tradition” yachts of contemporary build and classic styling.

Sunday morning will include a highlight of the event for both participating crews and the public when the regatta’s annual classic yacht parade turns the waters off Newport into a panorama of majestic classics, historic one-designs and classic powerboats. The fleet will assemble at 10:30 a.m. and trace a course around the harbor before heading to the parade’s endpoint off the Museum of Yachting. The parade can be viewed from the Museum of Yachting, Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf and other spots along the Newport harbor front.

Visit www.moy.org or call 847- 1018 for more information.

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