Plans as well as preparations for this year’s eagerly awaited 12th edition of the popular Newport Bucket Regatta are in full swing.
The hallmarks of an enjoyable sailing competition and camaraderie will be very much in evidence when the yachts convene at the Newport Shipyard headquarters. In the growing superyacht racing arena, the “Spirit of the Bucket” is unique and time-honored with a storied 27 year history. The nightly social activity begins at the Newport Shipyard with a welcoming party for participating yacht owners, guests and crews.
Early entries are coming in and the organizers anticipate an exciting, well-rounded fleet with yachts ranging in size from 80′ to 180′. Two Royal Huisman built yachts – 154′ charter yacht Hyperion and 170′ charter yacht Meteor will be gracing the starting line along with the 180′ Vitters built superyacht Marie, and other classic and elegant yachts.
The event features two days of racing in the beautiful waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. Racing begins on August 24.
The International Yacht Restoration School is the official non-profit organization of the 2013 Newport Bucket.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Bucket Regattas the Bucket committee commissioned a beautiful coffee table book highlighting the Regattas’ evolution. A limited number are still available.