2010-07-01 / About Town

America’s Cup trophy in Newport today

BMW ORACLE Racing, winner in February of the 33rd America’s Cup, will return to Newport today as part of its U.S. victory tour.

The America’s Cup trophy will be available during four public showings between downtown Newport and Ft. Adams State Park throughout the day. Viewing is free of charge. Free parking will be available at the Newport Gateway Transportation and Visitors Center, where water taxis will be available to take visitors to Ft. Adams.

At 9:30 a.m., BMW ORACLE Racing will unveil the America’s Cup trophy at Bannister’s Wharf for its first public viewing of the day. At 11:45 a.m., a fleet of former America’s Cup racing yachts will parade through Newport Harbor and make their way to Ft. Adams State Park.

The America’s Cup trophy will be on public display at Ft. Adams from 11 a.m. through 12:45, from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m.

Visit www.riedc.com for more information.

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