Newport, RI, to Host America’s Cup World Series

ACWS Cascais Championship, photo/America's Cup World Series Although Newport lost out on its bid to host the 2013 America’s Cup race, the City by the Sea has landed one of the prestigious racing events leading up to the Cup races in San Francisco, state officials announced on Friday.

Newport will host the final leg of the 2011-12 America’s Cup World Series, bringing the top sailing teams to the port for 9 days in the summer of 2012. The event is expected to boost the state’s economy not just during the competition, but for nearly a month ahead of it as crews fill hotel rooms and restaurants while getting ready.

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