2019 Sun Fast and the FIRST Ever Sun Fast World Cup

 A newly designed Jeanneau Sun Fast will debut in Spring 2019. The new Sun Fast can be sailed single-handed or with crew. She Sun Fast will be different from the 3200 and the 3600 in rating, price and design. She will have an inverted bow   The Sun Fast series is very popular for inshore and offshore sailing. There are …

Newport Bermuda Race 2018

169 boats competed in this years, 51st running of the Newport Bermuda Race. Rambler 88 finished at 5:51:51 on Sunday evening earning line honors. Rambler is a custom Juan K design. Take a look at their finish here! Warrior and Wizard finished second and third, just 17 minutes apart! Both are Volvo 70’s but have different ratings. After time corrections …

Up Close Video of VOR Leg 9 Start Onboard a Jeanneau 51!

Up close view of the start of Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, video below! Bluenose Yachts and Jeanneau America enjoyed being an In Port sponsor for TEAM DONGFENG. The Dongfeng VIPs enjoyed being on a Jeanneau 509 and Jeanneau 51 to view the races here and ironically they were all associated with AIR FRANCE.  While the weather could …

VOR Newport Race Village Schedule

The fun continues at the Newport Race Village! Check out the schedule below for more information! May 17, Thursday * Parking Fees Apply Parking Information Race Village Open 10:00 a.m 7:00 p.m Try Sailing! 11:00 a.m 5:00 p.m  VO65 Pro-Am Race 2:00 p.m.  Volvo Ocean Race Newport Heineken Series at Dockside and Riptide 7:00 p.m Closing Waites Wharf May 18, Friday …

VOR Update: Team Brunel Wins Leg 7, Bad Day for Team Vestas

In 16 days the team raced more the 7,800 miles from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai. Dongfeng Race Team finished just 15 minutes after Team Brunel. A couple miles from the finish the two boats were two miles about and sailing in breeze of only about 1 kt! This was Team Brunel’s first podium finish. For most of leg 7 …

Caribbean 600: “Bam” Wins IRC 3!

Take a look at the start of the race! Congratulations “BAM”! “This was definitely a wet and wild ride,” commented Conor Fogerty. “The last race I won was the OSTAR single-handed and I came down to do this race for therapy to get back into sailing, but after experiencing this event, it didn’t feel like therapy! I was expecting the …

Vestas Collision Update

New Details Regarding Vestas Collision Published on February 13th, 2018 It was the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, and Vestas 11th Hour Racing was within 30 nm of finishing second after an arduous leg from Australia to Hong Kong. However, at 1:23 am on January 20 (local time), the crew of nine collided with a fishing boat, sinking the vessel, tossing …

Volvo Ocean Race Update! Stay Tuned For More!

Volvo Ocean Race Newport, May 8-20th, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     Heineken® Named Official Beer Sponsor of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport NEWPORT, RI (February 8, 2018) – Sail Newport announces that Heineken® the world’s leading international premium beer brand, will sponsor the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover May 8-20, 2018. The sponsorship renews the partnership with Sail Newport for the first …

HH66 Performance Catamarans Nala and R-Six

For the next couple of weeks HH66 “Nala” will be available for showings in Newport.  HH66-03 Nala owned by Jim Vos, took 1st Place in the Offshore Multihull Class at the St. Thomas International Regatta, beating three Gunboat 60’s and the previously unbeaten Bieker 53. The event was Nala’s racing debut. She sailed with speed and consistency. Taking three 1st’s and two 2nd’s, …