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SPECTATORS LINE the pier during the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race North American stopover in Newport. Sail Newport is still deciding on whether to bid for the 2022 stopover point. /COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Sail Newport: Decision on Ocean Race stopover depends on race schedule

NEWPORT – Sail Newport, host of the 2015 and 2018 North American Ocean Race stopover points, has yet to decide whether it will enter...
SAILING SCHOOL: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, foreground, is pictured with sailing instructor Peter Kapur and fourth grade students from Pell Elementary School. The students learn about sailing four times a week at Sail Newport. 
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Another Volvo stopover in Newport?

As recreational and competitive boaters begin to repopulate the waters surrounding Rhode Island, Sail Newport is rolling out a new program for novice sailors...

R.I. Marine Trades Association to host environmental conference April 9

BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host its first environmental conference for the marine trades on April 9, the association announced.The...
11TH HOUR RACING has granted eight nonprofits a combined $1.13 million.

11th Hour Racing announces $1.13 million for 8 nonprofits

NEWPORT – 11th Hour Racing has awarded eight nonprofits $1.13 million in grants, the organization announced Monday.The organization, which develops strategic partnerships in the...
RACE VILLAGE: Crowds gather in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May 2015. The 2017-2018 race stopover marked the second time Newport served as the sole North American locale to host the around-the-world yacht race. In the first week, the race village at Fort Adams State Park saw more than 40,000 ­visitors. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARC BOW

Marketing and sailing rewards, but departures too in 2018

R.I. Commerce Corp. last year unveiled a much-anticipated statewide tourism marketing campaign that included an updated website and digital ad initiative.Both centered on what...

Sail Newport celebrates 35 years

NEWPORT – Sail Newport will host a celebration of its 35th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 8, to commemorate the growth witnessed by the industry...
TALKING INFRASTRUCTURE: Attendees have conversations with one another during last year’s Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit at the Omni Providence Hotel. This year’s summit, hosted by the R.I. Infrastructure Bank, will take place Monday, Sept. 17, at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence.
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Editor’s Choice: R.I. Infrastructure Bank to hold Infrastructure Summit Sept. 17

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. Infrastructure Bank to hold Infrastructure Summit Sept. 17 THE R.I. INFRASTRUCTURE BANK will hold its second annual Infrastructure Summit, which will...
STUDENTS FROM ROCKING THE BOAT are pictured sailing on the Hudson River. / COURTESY ROCKING THE BOAT/11TH HOUR RACING

Grants from 11th Hour Racing benefit 10 organizations

NEWPORT - Less than a week before Volvo Ocean Race contestants and fans descend upon Newport, 11th Hour Racing, based in the City by...
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...
NEWPORT HOSPITAL’S Henry Prince Memorial Fund has awarded $23,000 to educational and lifestyle programs in the area. / COURTESY NEWPORT HOSPITAL

Newport Hospital Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund awards $23K to 3...

PROVIDENCE – Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund has awarded a total of $23,000 to three local organizations that enhance the lives of...
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