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Brad Read started his career in sailing as a sailmaker on Aquidneck Island. Twenty-two years ago, at the age of 33, he was brought on to be executive director of Sail Newport, home to New England’s largest public sailing center. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Return with ‘open arms’

Bradford S. Read | Sail Newport executive director Understanding the financial, emotional and health toll this pandemic has taken on our communities, we’ve all taken...
THE HELMSMAN: Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport Inc., says the nonprofit offers sailing lessons and hosts regattas from Newport Harbor. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Sail Newport a crucial link to the bay and beyond

From children boarding their first boat to experienced sailors who compete in regattas, Sail Newport Inc. offers a connection to the water for more...

Newport selected as Ocean Race stopover for 2022

NEWPORT – The Ocean Race will be returning to Newport. Sail Newport and The Ocean Race on March 10 announced Newport as the race’s only...
NEWPORT WILL once again be a host city in the Ocean Race. The stopover is planned for late spring of 2022. / COURTESY AINHOA SANCHEZ/VOLVO AB

Newport selected as Ocean Race stopover for 2022

NEWPORT – The Ocean Race will be returning to Newport. Sail Newport and The Ocean Race announced Newport as the race's only North American host...
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. 
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

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...

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