If you like beautiful yachts of the “classic” or “mega” variety – then starting NOW – you can feast your eyes on an impressive collection of both, between Newport and Bristol’s harbor fronts. In Bristol, at the always breathtaking Herreshoff Marine Museum, you can not only see the spectacle that is the 3 masted Herreshoff Schooner, Eleonora, but on Sunday (TODAY!) at 11am and 3pm you can step aboard and have a look for yourself. Eleonora is an exact replica of the famous Herreshoff schooner Windward, now featured on the RI state quarter.
Just down the bay in Newport Harbor is a collection of mega yachts that must have come north to Rhody from Bermuda and the America’s Cup event. The harbor, marinas and especially Newport Shipyard are packed with massive yachts – both power and sail. The J Class Yachts are already in town for their own event scheduled for 21 – 26 August 2017. The inaugural J Class World Championship is sure to impress with several new boats on the line, like Svea, Topaz and Lionheart. It will be an event NOT to miss.
The inaugural J Class World Championship, which will be organized by the New York Yacht Club in association with the International Maxi Association and the J Class Association, will feature a mix of coastal races and windward leeward racing off Newport August 21-26, 2017.
The race headquarters and media center will be based at Newport Shipyard and expected entrants are: JK7 Velsheda, J5 Ranger, JK6 Hanuman, JH1 Lionheart, J8 Topaz and JS1 Svea. For more information, visit: www.jclassyachts.com