Saturday, August 30, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014
This event includes two days of racing and will draw a fleet that stands as a time capsule of classic design - from small traditional one-designs to large, majestic yachts built over a century ago.
In 1980, a group of New England yachtsmen looked around Newport harbor and saw classic yachts that were once glorious decaying before their eyes. Inspired to raise awareness for these endangered vessels, these sailors founded the Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island. The newly formed Museum of Yachting organized the first event, and forty wooden classics came to the starting line.