August 11 – 13, 2023
Newport, Rhode Island

August 11 – 13, 2023

Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Safe Harbor Race Weekend sailing regatta in & around Narragansett Bay!

View the 2022 Race Weekend highlight video here.

  • View 2023 Race Weekend Photos here.
  • View 2023 Race Results here.
  • View 2023 Race Weekend Day 1 Recap here.
  • View 2023 Race Weekend Day 2 Recap here.
  • View 2023 Race Weekend Day 3 Recap here.
  • View 2023 Race Weekend Final Recap here.

Come Race with Us

Embark on Safe Harbor’s 3rd annual Safe Harbor Race Weekend amidst the bustling cobblestone streets and seaside charm of downtown Newport.

We invite all sailors with monohull and multihull vessels (30 feet or greater in length overall) to join us for our summer sailing regatta featuring a variety of classes including our Superyacht class slated for competition on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy three unforgettable days of shoreside events, revelries and racing excitement at Safe Harbor locations in Newport, Portsmouth and Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Safe Harbor Race Weekend participants and guests will be treated to a host of festivities including a Friday evening opening dinner with panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and casual coastal cuisine, and a celebratory Saturday night Talk of the Town Crew Party featuring a mariner’s feast and live music.

  • Aug. 10 | Check-in at assigned Safe Harbor host location
  • Aug. 11 | Racing and dinner at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks
  • Aug. 12 | Racing and party at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
  • Aug. 13 | Racing and awards ceremony
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2022 Highlights

“The second annual Safe Harbor Race Weekend, held August 12-14 for 62 teams in 11 classes, did not disappoint in the competition department, and ashore, the regatta’s fun meter seemed always to be pegged at max, whether at official social functions or dockside mingling.” – Barby MacGowan

Click the image above to view the highlight video.

people on boat
people sitting on boat
3 boats in the water
men pulling on a flag
boat tilting in waves
boat in water
high angle of boat in water
6 sailboats in water
tent on island
aerial view of dock

See full photo gallery here.

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Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard

In the heart of the celebrated Sailing Capital of the World, Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard is surrounded by the colonial captains’ homes, cozy eateries, and seaside boutiques that line the streets of downtown Newport. Perfectly protected from wind and surge, the ‘Shipyard’ bestows captains and crew with well-earned personalized service and onshore amenities, while the international sailing community makes it the preeminent home port for the most prestigious yachting events in the world.

Host location #1 | Newport, RI
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Safe Harbor New England Boatworks

Few marinas enjoy the unmistakable expertise and maritime tradition of Safe Harbor New England Boatworks. The marina’s world-renowned team has built successful Round the World racers and America’s Cup contenders. The famed reputation is complemented with a complete array of premium shoreside amenities and a friendly, family-centric atmosphere.

Host location #2 | Portsmouth, RI
Jamestown boatyard

Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard

Safe Harbor Jamestown Boatyard is peacefully nestled among the scenic granite bluffs and gorgeous coastal landscapes of Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. Block Island, the Cape, and Newport Harbor are all within easy reach, while a premier marine service facility, first-class amenities, and summer days abundant in lively cookouts, acclaimed music festivals, and thrilling regattas give boaters a truly all-inclusive waterfront experience.

Host location #3 | Jamestown, RI

Safe Harbor Experience

You don’t have to be an avid racer to experience the exhilaration of Safe Harbor Race Weekend. We’re excited to announce that the event will be an official 2023 Safe Harbor Experience!

All Safe Harbor Members are cordially invited to join us for any of the weekend’s social events and mingle amongst the sailors and crew before cheering them on during the competition.

  • Aug. 11 | Coastal New England Dinner Presented by BMW at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks
    Panoramic views of Narragansett Bay & coastal cuisine
  • Aug. 12 | Talk of the Town Crew Party presented by X Shore at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
    A celebratory mariner's feast & live music
  • Aug. 11 - 13 | Member Excursions at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
    Spectator cruises, Race Village, & more!
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2023 Sponsors


bmw logo
X Shore logo
citizens logo


Helly Hansen logo
costa logo
Tradewind logo


Mount Gay Rum logo
Barton logo
cake logo
Melin Logo
wolffer estate vineyard logo
pommery logo
Flite Logo


Race logo
global marine travel logo
spindrift logo
North Sails logo
espolon tequila logo
SKYY logo


Boxed water logo
Clean Regatta logo
Marketsetdot logo
SVM logo

Get In Touch

1 Washington Street, Newport RI 02840, 401.846.6000

Event Director: Tim Moll
Event Manager: Veronica Brown
Race Chairman: Peter Craig

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Race Weekend

sailboats in water

Race Archive

Look back at the highlights and excitement of previous years of Safe Harbor Race Weekend.