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August 9 – 11, 2024
Newport, Rhode Island

August 9 – 11, 2024

Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Safe Harbor Race Weekend sailing regatta in & around Narragansett Bay!

View the 2023 Race Weekend highlight video here.

  • View the NOR and Official Documents here.
  • View the 2024 Race Entries here.
  • View 2023 Race Results here.
  • View 2023 Race Weekend Final Recap here.
  • Shop Official Safe Harbor Race Weekend Gear here.

Come Race with Us

Embark on Safe Harbor’s 4th 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! 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. 8 | Check-in at assigned Safe Harbor host location
  • Aug. 9 | Racing and dinner at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks
  • Aug. 10 | Racing and party at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
  • Aug. 11 | Racing and awards ceremony
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2023 Highlights

“There was no shortage of talent or enthusiasm at the 2023 Safe Harbor Race Weekend, held Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13 in Newport, Rhode Island. Sixty seven teams sailing in 11 classes – ‘saw it all’ over three days of racing, and it was agreed that that’s what made the third annual event extra memorable and perhaps the most challenging yet.” – Barby MacGowan

Click the image above to view the highlight video.

many sailboats in the water
aerial shot of sailboat and crew
X Shore boat in the water with bridge in the background
woman smiling taking a picture of a BMW car
Couple in a crowd look into the distance
aerial view of Safe Harbor Race Weekend
two women cheers their drinks
man singing into microphone
two people hugging and smiling
three women take selfie with first place board

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 2024 Safe Harbor Experience! Please check back later for more details.

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2024 Sponsors

PREMIER

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X Shore logo
citizens logo
progressive logo
costa logo
Mount Gay Rum logo

OFFICIAL

Tradewind logo

SUPPORT

Barton logo

CONTRIBUTOR

Melin Logo
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Race logo
North Sails logo

SUSTAINABILITY

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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

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Race Archive

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