On the morning of May 17th, America’s Cup 12 Meter Class yachts will parade to celebrate the tradition of great yacht racing in Newport. Twelve America’s Cups were contested here in Newport over a span of 53 years, cementing “The Cup” as a significant part of this city’s rich history.
Join aboard these icons of inshore racing to salute the competitors in the world’s greatest offshore racing event – the Volvo Ocean Race, as they start their transatlantic leg from Newport to Lisbon on May 17th.
The 12’s will motor by the East side of the Volvo dock basin, head out of Newport Harbor and past the west side of the Fort Adams Yachting Village. Sails will then be hoisted so that you can enjoy a short sail on Narragansett Bay before returning to our docks at the Newport Harbor Hotel marina. The hotel is adjacent to the Fort Adams boat shuttle, located at Perrotti Park for those who would like to proceed to the yachting village to view the start of leg 7 from there.
Join the parade!
10am to 12:30pm
For tickets call America’s Cup Charters 401-849-5868 or email info@AmericasCupCharters.com.