The 115 year-old International 12 Metre Class encompasses a living history of racing yacht design by the world’s foremost naval architects including Olin Stephens, Clinton Crane, William Fife III, Philip Rhodes, Johan Anker, Ben Lexcen and more who pushed their designs to the very limits of innovation. The resulting boats represented the pinnacle of yacht development from 1907-1987 for the highest levels of international sailing competition– the Olympic Games (1908-1920) and the America’s Cup (1958-1987).
North America's oldest annual regatta will feature three great days of racing including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race on Friday, June 9. Competition will take place in ORC, PHRF and one-design classes, as well as for classic yachts and multihulls.
The Newport Regatta has been running for over 30 years, and is a staple in the Rhode Island racing calendar. A large fleet and superb racing are hallmarks of this event, which takes place in Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.