August 12 – 14, 2022
Newport, Rhode Island

August 12 – 14, 2022

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Safe Harbor Race Weekend sailing regatta in & around Narragansett Bay!

View the 2021 Race Weekend highlight video here.

  • View 2022 Race Weekend Photos here.
  • View 2022 Race Weekend Daily Recap here.
  • View 2022 Notice of Race and other official documents here.
  • View 2021 race results here.
  • View 2021 Race Weekend recap here.
  • View 2021 Race Weekend video & photos here.

Come Race with Us

Embark on Safe Harbor’s 2nd 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 presented by BMW with panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and casual coastal cuisine, and a celebratory Saturday night Talk of the Town Crew Party presented by X Shore featuring a mariner’s feast and live music.

  • Aug. 11 | Check-in at assigned Safe Harbor host location
  • Aug. 12 | Racing and dinner presented by BMW at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks
  • Aug. 13 | Racing and party presented by X Shore at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
  • Aug. 14 | Racing and awards ceremony
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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

Click the image above to view the highlight video.

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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 2022 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. 12 | Opening Dinner presented by BMW hosted by Safe Harbor New England Boatworks
    Panoramic views of Narragansett Bay & coastal cuisine
  • Aug. 13 | Talk of the Town Crew Party presented by X Shore hosted by Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
    A celebratory mariner's feast & live music
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2022 Sponsors

PREMIERE

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OFFICIAL

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SUPPORT

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Mount Gay Rum logo
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CONTRIBUTOR

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SUSTAINABILITY

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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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