“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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.