Charter Yachts and Bermuda Racers Gather to Race and Mingle in Newport

By: At the Shows, Destinations

Writer, Editor and Sailor, Bob Curley, is a Rhode Island Expert who contributes to American Sailing on sailing New England and the Caribbean. The beauty, glory and occasional danger of sailing were all on display the third week of June in Newport, R.I., as the city hosted both the Newport Charter Yacht Show and the Newport Bermuda Race. A total of 18 charter yachts took part in the June 20-23 show, including monohull sailing yachts Wild Horses, Rebecca of Yineyardhaven, Aresthusa, and Augusta Maverick, and the sailing catamaran Gaia. Yachts ranged in length from 60 feet (Aresthusa) to the 164-foot …