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Fort Adams: Atlantic Cup Championship Arrives In Newport


2013 Atlantic Cup 

May 25-May 26 2013

Race will be held between 11am -4pm

Admission: Free!

The busy season is upon us, and we are all gearing up for Memorial Day weekend.  With so much to do in Newport one can get ambushed with itineraries, places to go and people to see, why not take a relaxing day to enjoy one of our seasonal sailing races?   Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor is Fort Adams, where you can experience a small piece of Newport’s History while enjoying panoramic views of the east passage of the Narragansett Bay.   Coming to us on this Memorial Day weekend is the largest and only dedicated class 40 race in the United States, the 2013 Atlantic Cup.  Enjoy the great property of Fort Adams with your friends and family; while munching on a picnic lunch, or enjoy our local concessions, as the commentators introduce the race participants in their last leg of the race. Just a brief drive down scenic Ocean drive from the Ivy Lodge one could experience a showcase of nautical tactics and athleticism for the crews and a must see for all ages to enjoy, with many things to do both on and off the shore.  For more information go to

fort adams

Sponsored by the 11th Hour Racing, the 2013 Atlantic Cup will display some of the top class 40 sailors in the United States and the world as they compete for this prestigious title. Approaching the conclusion of the second leg in the race sailors will have had to make great strife’s while migrating from New York, around the coasts of Block Island and venture south to the coasts of Newport.  Once in Newport the teams will be challenged with changing their boats to an inshore mode and race with a maximum of six person crew to obtain the title of this year’s Atlantic Cup champions.   As you can see below the crews have had a long journey to our little coast, but we are certainly in for a big show!describe the image

 Check out the Atlantic Cup Trailor, and see whats yet to come to Newport!

Sun Set Music Series, Newport RI


Newport Sunset Series Kick off: Grammy award winning Toots and Maytals 

Imagine a picturesque crimson sky and golden hues bouncing off Newport harbor as the sun sets on the horizon; a dockside drink in hand and the rhythms of reggae around you; a perfect way to get into that summer time state of mind. What more could you ask for? With summer’s arrival almost here; Newport Yachting center begins its preparation for the return of its premier summer concert series.  This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the summer concert , and as always Newport’s water front welcomes an electric lineup of unique world renowned musicians in the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series.   

 Nantucket Nectar's Sunset Music Series

 May 25, 2013 kicks off what will be one the best lineups yet, starting with legendary reggae artists Toots and the Maytals whose sound embodies a unique combination of reggae, soul, rock, and Ska.  Their hit singles include “Pressure Drop,” “ Reggae Got Soul,” and “ Funky Kingston,”.   The summer concert series has plenty to offer with an array of popular musicians including, Willie Nelson and Family, The B52’s, Doobie Brothers, BB King,  One Republic , Pat Benatar and so much more.

No need to fret over the traffic and parking, the Ivy Lodge is within walking distance of the Summer Concert series, and when you stay with us you can enjoy all that Newport has to offer.  Toots and the Maytals

Tickets for the Nantucket Nectar Sun Set Concert Series are on sale now starting at $24.00 in advance, and $ 36.00 at the door, Gates opening at 4p.m.  For more information go to
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