Panerai Classic Yacht Regatta


40 Classic Yachts to Parade in Newport Harbor Sunday, August 27


The 38th edition of the Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta presented by IYRS will start Saturday, August 26th in Bristol, Rhode Island with a point-to-point distance race from Bristol to Newport and culminate in Newport on Sunday, August 27th with racing in Newport.


Sunday, August 27th, the Classic Yacht Parade will include the 40 competing yachts parading through Newport Harbor. It commences at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, August 27 from the entrance to Newport Harbor and the final day of racing gets underway immediately after the parade.

The Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta is the final event in a series of four classic yacht regattas that make up the Panerai North American Classic Yachts Challenge. With 40 yachts competing, the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta is the largest gathering of classic yachts in Narragansett Bay this year.

The race and associated events are free and open to the public. For more information please visit http://iyrs.edu/cyr



Saturday, August 26, 2017

12:00 p.m. - Bristol-Newport Point to Point Race

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Welcome Cocktail Party at IYRS in Newport


Sunday August 27, 2017 

10:30 a.m. - Yacht Parade 

12:00 p.m. – Racing in Lower Narragansett Bay

6:00 p.m. – Cocktails at IYRS followed by the Awards Dinner



Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor and IYRS 

449 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840

WHO:  40 Classic Yachts, some of which were built as far back as the early 1900s

  • Eleonora, a schooner and the largest boat in the fleet at 162 feet, she is an exact replica of the infamous Westward which was built and launched in 1910 by Herreshoff Manufacturing in Bristol, R.I.
  • Marilee, built in 1926 and one of the few remaining Herreshoff New York Club 40 yachts.
  • Ruweida V, at 97 years old, one of the oldest in the fleet. She was restored by the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport in 2011. She is a Burgess, Swasey & Paine (BS&P) designed and Lawley built Rboat.

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Media Contact: 

Julianna Barbieri 

Newport Classic Yacht Regatta / Manuka SEM 

+1 917-693-1656

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