October 2016 Newsletter

Thank you to all who came and secured their boats on site.  Reminder to finalize your winter storage contract if you have a boat in the yard. Summer storage ends on Oct. 15.  With the National Weather Service issuing forecasts that keep Hurricane Matthew far to our south, we still encourage all of our storage customers to monitor the weather through next week as Matthew is predicted to be a hurricane
through the weekend of Oct. 15th and 16th and still may pose a threat.
Sail for Hope - Last Blast of the Season in Newport

Join us October 15th as we support the Red Cross, the Warrior Sailing Program, and new this year, the Edward Oliver "Tad" Sanchez Memorial Fund to start a big boat youth sailing program at Sail Newport.
The passing of Tad this year, much too early in his young life, was a stunning loss in our sailing community. Tad grew up in the areas of Block Island and the Cape and much of his adult life he sailed in Newport on many magnificent racing yachts including TitanHarrier, Shockwave, Akela, Encore and Laura (KZ-5)He had a distinct passion for racing and                     wholeheartedly supported youth sailing. In that spirit, Tad's
family, along Jim Gibson and Donna Kelly, has started a fund at Sail Newport in his name to launch a big boat youth sailing program.  Sail Newport will create new opportunities for young sailors to experience and learn about cruising and racing. At the same time we will honor Tad's incredible maritime background, marine art talent, love of sailing and his immense heart. (Tad pictured left)

Thank you to the amazing Newport Shipyard who will host and sponsor a great party with food and after sailing reverie.  Mt. Gay and Bud Light are back as sponsors for our enjoyment as well.  Join us for awards, trophies and an auction to help support our charities. Please bring your friends and families to the party to help support these great causes, celebrate Tad's legacy,  and wrap up the season.  Guest wristbands will be available in advance or at the door for $30.00 each. 

Sail Newport J/22s are available: call the Dock Office to reserve 401-849-8385, or email: kim.hapgood@sailnewport.org for charter, then please also register for the regatta as a second step.  

For more information on the event, the party, who we support and how to register:

Breaking Ground!

The new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center is underway. Behan Bros. Construction is busy setting the foundation and preparing the site. The Campaign for Blue Space is also underway to fund the building and to create an endowment for the expansion of education programs at Sail Newport for the public. There are many options to support Sail Newport for this exciting new building and our programs to offer more sailing, marine education and sailing center services for the public. 

Rentals and Lessons Available Until the end of October!!!

There's plenty of great sailing days left. Rentals and lessons are available through October. Enjoy some of the best weather on Narragansett Bay - we're open 7 days a week weather permitting. Sail before the winter hits!

Red Bull Foiling Generation Racing

The exciting 11-day foiling event will be hosted by Sail Newport with racing to be held along the western shoreline of Fort Adams.  Clinic racing starts on October 12 to prepare sailors for the US Qualifiers October 14-16. Sailors will compete to  earn a berth at the Worlds which follows October 21-23. This is a "don't miss" and thrilling event to watch. Join us at Fort Adams for the racing.

Team Volpe 2016 Melges 32 World Champion Winners

Congratulations to helmsman Ryan DeVos' and team
Volpe, tactician Mark Mendelblatt, and crew members Mike Hill, Peter Kinney, Scott Nixon, Erika Reineke, Sam Rogers and Drew Weirda for their 2016 Melges 32 World Champion win in Newport.

Tremendous work by the Sail Newport race committee led by PRO Anderson Reggio. delivered great racing in spite of a tricky week of weather.  Thank you to an extraordinary group who make up our on-the-water management team. 

Halloween Howl - Oct. 29 - 30
Presented by Helly Hansen

The last event of the season for youth sailors is always full of great spirit, unpredictable weather and great competition. This year's event includes racing for the Optimist class on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 & 30 and for the Club 420, 29er and Laser Radial classes on Sunday only. Registration is open!

Winter Storage - Affordable Rates

Get your boat tucked up for the winter and out of the driveway or yard. There is no more affordable place to store a sailboat or power boat for the winter. The seasonal storage contracts start on October 15 and run through May 1 based on a flat fee for the size of your boat. The bonus: you support Sail Newport at the same time!

The Sail Newport Annual Fund
Like what we do?? Be part of Sail Newport's Future

Sailing builds self-esteem, independence, provides a life-long sport, and inspires people to be good stewards of our oceans. We believe that financial circumstances should not prevent people from learning and enjoying the sport.  As the East Coast's premier public sailing center, with your help, Sail Newport can eliminate barriers for people of all ages who want to sail.  We offer affordable instructional programs, sailboat rentals, racing programs and group sailing events. 

Help Sail Newport continue to offer great sailing opportunities for all ages. 

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