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August 17, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

Sail Newport’s New Facility

Natives of Newport, Rhode Island feel that sailing is as home to this region as whaling is to Nantucket Island or fishing is in Gloucester. Sailing is defined for this region and there are several reasons why. The history of this island includes several notable events such as the America’s Cup, this historic race had started from here in the thirties and continued till 1983. This location was fixed by the New York Yacht Club as they won the competition here 24 times, which was a record streak they had since 1857.

The record was broken in 1983 when an Australian boat won the tournament and many felt that it would spell the end of an era in Newport which had been associated with the start of the legendary America’s Cup every year before that. However Sail Newport was formed around the same time and it has helped to continue the sailing trend and community in Newport since then.
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