The America's Cup coming "home"!This Thursday, July 1st the America's Cup will be back "home" in Newport, RI. The America's Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport will be on display for public viewing at Bannister's Wharf in the morning and the rest of the day at Fort Adams. "BMW Oracle Racing has chosen Newport for the Cup Victory Tour", says Brad Read Executive Director of Sail Newport. This past February BMW Oracle won the 33rd America's Cup competition in Valencia Spain, and will make San Francisco''s Golden Gate Yacht Club the trophy's home.
Thousands of people are expected to come to Newport to view The Cup. The day begins with The Cup on display at Bannister's Wharf from 9:30 - 10:45am and for most of the rest of the day at Fort Adams. America's Cup Charter's yachts' Weatherly (Winner in 1962), Nefertiti ( contender 1962), American Eagle (Contender 1964) and Intrepid (Winner in 1967 & 1970) will participate in the Harbor Parade of former America's Cup yachts. The Parade will start at 11am off Bannisters wharf and proceed to Fort Adams where the yachts will be on display at the docks. From Noon to 2pm there is a 'Cup Victory Tour Luncheon with BMW Oracle Racing presenting a multimedia presentation. For luncheon tickets contact www.sailnewport.org, for a complete schedule of the day's events go to www.riedc.com.
We are pleased to be part of this celebration of having The Cup back in Newport, since all of our yachts were designed for and raced in the America's Cup. Newport hosted 12 America's Cup series from 1930 to 1983 and all were won by The New York Yacht Club. We hope Thursday's celebration will bring back a lot of good memories for many and inspire Rhode Island youth to the sport of sailing! If you are inspired to sail aboard one of our yachts we will have 2 hour evening sails on Thursdays as well as every night this summer - Call 401-846-9886.