BY Samantha Bergeson | May 9, 2019 | Travel & Recreation
Bermuda, New York City and Newport, R.I., align to present world-class regattas this summer and promote reciprocal travel for yacht connoisseurs and vacationers alike.
A sailboat off the coast of Bermuda
The beach destination will host the Argo Gold Cup from May 6 to 11. The traditional race features skippers and fleets competing in one-design sloops on Hamilton Harbour. Next is the Antigua Bermuda Race on May 8 to 17 with competing international fleets. Hamilton Harbour, argogoldcup.com; Fort Charlotte, Antigua, antiguabermuda.com
NEW YORK CITY
The SailGP Regatta down NYC’s “Blue Highway” takes place on June 21 and 22 with global sports league competitors hailing from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States. The race will feature modified boats from the 35th America’s Cup and fast F50 catamarans. Liberty Landing, sailgp.com
The sailing hub celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Newport Regatta in Narragansett Bay on July 5 to 7. Newport then receives the 12-meter World Championship on July 8 to 13. The championship is the largest gathering of 12-meter yachts in the U.S. with more than two dozen boats from seven countries. Narragansett Bay, sailnewport.org; Ida Lewis Yacht Club, 12mrworlds.com
Photography Courtesy Of: NYC & Company, by Tristan Kermode