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August 13-15, 2021
Newport, Rhode Island

August 13-15, 2021

Introducing the inaugural Safe Harbor Race Weekend sailing regatta in and around Narragansett Bay!

  • View the official Notice of Race and other important documents here.
  • View current race entries to date here.
  • View race results here.
  • View Race Weekend 2021 Highlights here.

2021 Highlights

“The inaugural Safe Harbor Race Weekend, held August 13 – 15 in Newport, RI, is now in the history books and has made an indelible mark in the log books of 46 sailing teams from around New England and across the country who competed in it.” –Barby MacGowan

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Come Race With Us!

Embark on Safe Harbor’s newest sailing event 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 sailing regatta. 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 private festivities including a Friday evening opening dinner with panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and traditional coastal New England cuisine, and a celebratory Saturday night Talk of the Town Crew Party featuring a mariner’s feast and live music.

  • Aug. 12 | Check-in at assigned Safe Harbor host location
  • Aug. 13 | Racing & dinner at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks
  • Aug. 14 | Racing & party at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
  • Aug. 15 | Racing & awards ceremony
Racing crew on boat
Newport Shipyard

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
Safe Harbor New England Boatworks

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 2021 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. We’re delighted to share the first round of Experience festivities and related Member privileges. Please see below for details, and watch for more announcements soon!

This Experience has limited availability. As a courtesy, please RSVP only if you are able to attend.

  • Friday night Coastal New England Dinner & Saturday evening Talk of the Town Crew Party. Details below.
  • Member-only rates on dockage at any of our three host locations during Safe Harbor Race Weekend. * Subject to availability.
  • Exclusive Safe Harbor rates at local hotels: Newport Marriott, Wyndham Newport, Gurney’s Newport, and The Brenton Hotel.
Men celebrating race win on boat
boats on sunset

Coastal New England Dinner

Presented by Wheels Up


Hosted by Safe Harbor New England Boatworks

The bonfire will be steaming with 1 ¼ lb Rhode Island lobsters, Spinney Creek Maine soft shelled steamed clams, Prince Edward mussels, barbecued chicken and more. Members will sip specialty beverages on the lawn of the Point while soaking in the spectacular west-facing views of Narragansett Bay at sunset, the perfect backdrop for this casual, seaside event to kick-off the weekend.

Friday, August 13 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
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Talk of the Town Crew Party

Presented by Oyster


Hosted by Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard

The Talk of the Town Crew Party will be just that, featuring live music, specialty beverages, and casual local fare in the heart of downtown Newport. Members will experience the energetic party taking place amidst beautiful superyachts from around the world with the majestic Newport Bridge illuminated in the background.

Saturday, August 14 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm



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Get in Touch

1 Washington Street, Newport RI 02840


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