After careful assessment, the Bucket stewards have decided that it is in the best interest of the regatta and prospective participants to cancel this year's regatta (August 27-30).
With only two yachts entered to date and so many of the potential participants in the Med and/or with alternative commitments, a meaningful competition and related shore side activities, hallmarks of the Bucket regattas, is very unlikely.
The Newport Bucket tradition began in 2002 when the Nantucket Bucket shifted to this storied sailing town. The Newport Shipyard is the ideal host venue, with its world-class facilities and gracious hospitality. It is expected that superyacht racing in New England will continue next year following this one-year hiatus.