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2013 Newport Bucket Regatta News

 

Follow the event blog and news Hank's first update is posted in the Recap section

The 2013 Sailing Instructions Part 1 and 2 are posted download or read the pdf

For Immediate Release – August 19, 2013

2013 Newport Bucket Regatta Superyachts Ready to Race

Newport, RI -- The Newport Shipyard will be the center of the Superyacht racing world this weekend as classic and contemporary yachts gather for this annual event.

Executive Director Ian Craddock shares everyone’s enthusiasm about the upcoming regatta: “2013 will write another great chapter in Bucket history. The superyachts are always a magnificent sight under sail and Newport provides the perfect sailors’ venue both on the water and ashore. We’re really looking forward to a fun reunion and celebrating the Spirit of the Bucket. ”  

Racing begins Saturday August 24 in the beautiful waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.

Eight elegant yachts ranging in size from 76 to 180 feet will compete in two classes: Les Gazelles des Mers and Les Grandes Dames des Mers. Daily and series class trophies will be awarded. The overall winner will receive a special trophy and have her name inscribed on the coveted perpetual “Bucket” trophy.

The two class winners will each receive custom inscribed Ship’s Bell clocks. Chelsea Clock is providing these beautiful, authentic nautical timepieces.  http://www.chelseaclock.com/

The largest competing yacht in the Newport Bucket is the beautiful 180 foot Marie. The Vitters Shipyard built, Andre Hoek design recently captured second overall in her New England debut at the Shipyard Cup in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Marie’s Captain Wes Cooper has raced in many Bucket regattas and is looking forward to this one. "The Bucket regattas we participate in are a huge part of our program. The owners and guests are able to enjoy an even higher level of sailing than they are normally used to in a controlled and safe environment. These regattas are very well organized and supported by industry sponsors with a number of excellent post-race events for owners, guests and crew. "

The entry list, event details, past results and photos are posted on the web site: www.BucketRegattas.com. Daily results, Hank Halsted’s news blog, and photos by Billy Black and more will be posted during the event.

The International Yacht Restoration School is the official non-profit organization of the 2013 Newport Bucket.  To learn more about this world-class school or to make your personal donation, please visit their web site: http://www.iyrs.edu/.


 

For Immediate Release – June 27, 2013

2013 Newport Bucket Preparations Underway

Newport, RI – Plans and preparations are in high gear for the 12th edition of the Newport Bucket. 

The hallmarks of an enjoyable sailing competition and camaraderie will be very much in evidence when the yachts convene at the Newport Shipyard headquarters. In the growing superyacht racing arena, the “Spirit of the Bucket” is unique and time-honored with a storied 27 year history. The nightly social activity begins at the Newport Shipyard with a welcoming party for participating yacht owners, guests and crews.

Early entries are coming in and the organizers anticipate an exciting, well-rounded fleet with yachts ranging in size from 80’ to 180’. Two Royal Huisman built yachts – 154’ Hyperion and 170’ Meteor will be gracing the starting line along with the 180’ Vitters built Marie, as well as other classic and elegant yachts.

The event features two days of racing in the beautiful waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. Racing begins on August 24.

The entry list, planning details, and past results and photos are posted on the Bucket web site: www.BucketRegattas.com. Daily results, news and photos will be posted during the event.

The International Yacht Restoration School is the official non-profit organization of the 2013 Newport Bucket.  To learn more about this world-class school or to make your personal donation, please visit their web site: http://www.iyrs.edu/.

Chelsea Clock will provide authentic nautical timepieces for the class winners of the Newport Bucket, each receiving a Ship’s Bell Clock.  http://www.chelseaclock.com/

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Bucket Regattas the Bucket committee commissioned a beautiful coffee table book highlighting the Regattas' evolution. A limited number are still available. For more information and to place your order, please visit: http://bucketregattas.com/25thbook.html

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