First-Ever 12 Meter Yacht Racing Comes to Narragansett
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
An unprecedented collaboration
The South County 12 Meter Regatta has come to life through an unprecedented collaboration of local town governments, business groups, town committees and tourism agencies. The Town of Narragansett and the Town of South Kingstown's community leaders have planned this event as a celebration of RI's storied yacht-racing past. A historical display of photographs, memorabilia and artifacts will be available during the event for the public to enjoy. This day-long event promises to be an exciting kick-off to the international racing that will begin on June 23 in Newport.
The event also boasts a reception to be held at the historic Towers as well as local food vendors and music. The committee anticipates a very well attended event, drawing spectators from all over RI, New England and beyond. Viewing of the regatta will be spectacular along Ocean Road, the Narragansett sea wall, Veterans and Gazebo Park and from Narragansett Town Beach.
Schedule of events
12-8pm: Food & Retail Vendors/Festival at Veterans Park
12-8pm: The History of America's Cup/Memorabilia at Village Inn Banquet Hall
2-8pm: Towers Viewing Reception (ticketed event)
3-6pm: 12 Meter Regatta Race off Narragansett Pier
7-7:30pm: Trophy Presentation at Casino Courtyard
Towers Viewing Reception tickets are $50, and are available here.
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