Newport Bucket Regatta Coming Up
August 2, 2011
The 25th Newport Bucket Regatta is approaching. Registration deadline is August 5. This year’s regatta will feature a full schedule of racing and shoreside fun in Newport, Rhode Island. There’s also a pre-regatta Thursday-evening Bucket Rendezvous in Martha’s Vineyard and a Friday Feeder Race to Newport.
Over 20 yachts have entered, and only a limited number of openings remain. The entry deadline is August 5.
Boat entered include:
- J-Boats Velsheda and Ranger
- Moonbird (37m Dubois/Fitzroy)
- Rebecca (42m Frers/Pendennis)
- Hyperion (47m Frers/Royal Huisman)
- Whisper (35m Fontaine/Holland Yachtbouw)
This year’s regatta will feature a challenge race between the 2 swift W-76 sloops designed by Joel White. Owner Donald Tofias will be at the wheel of White Wings, with Captains David Murphy and Timothy Laughridge sailing Wild Horses.
The regatta is for yachts over 90’ LOA. A few exceptional yachts of 76-90’, including the W-76s, are also invited to take advantage of this year’s one-time invitation to be in the Demi Class.