RI Regatta to Aid Bahamas Relief
September 13, 2019
Sail Newport and the organizers of the annual Sail for Hope around Jamestown have announced that their annual fundraising regatta will focus on raising money for the recovery of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian destroyed much of the northern islands.
“Our friends in the Bahamas are in dire need in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and will be our primary focus at this year’s regatta. We ask all sailors to participate in the event for a sail around Jamestown Island but also to remember this is to raise money to help others in great need,” says regatte co-founder Scott Murray.
Sailboats over 22 feet are invited to participate in the race around Jamestown on September 28. Several classes are available for PHRF-rated boats, spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions and some one-designs will also race.
Sail for Hope is also open to powerboaters who want to join the cause and cruise around Conanicut Island in a show of support and to help raise funds.
The race starts outside of Newport Harbor at 11:00 a.m.
After the race, Newport Shipyard holds a fundraising reception for participants.
For more information, visit the Sail for Hope website.