Wednesday, June 23, 2010

America's Cup in Newport next week

On Thursday, July 1st, the America's Cup will be in Newport, Rhode Island, on public display in central Newport at Bannister's Wharf in the morning and then at Fort Adams.

A 'Cup Victory Tour Luncheon' is planned at Fort Adams, including a multimedia presentation by the team - proceeds to benefit Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s non-profit, public sailing center.

“BMW ORACLE Racing’s Cup Tour in Newport will re-introduce thousands of Rhode Islanders to the America’s Cup. More importantly, we will showcase the America’s Cup to the next generation of sailors, the youth sailing community of Narragansett Bay,” said Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport. “Sailing is a life sport. We are eager to further promote our message that anyone can learn to sail, no matter what age.”

More info here.