For the first time, America's Cup (AC) racing will be held inside Narragansett Bay, with excellent spectator views of the race course from the AC Village at Fort Adams. The regatta will give the public an opportunity to watch the world’s top sailors compete in the state-of-the-art AC45 wing-sailed catamarans, which will be the first time the high-tech boats will be raced on the East Coast.
Synonymous with the name America’s Cup, the spectacular harbor of Newport has played host to some of the most legendary America’s Cup battles in the competition’s 160 year-old history. Newport continues to attract the leading yachtsmen and women from around the world annually, hosting some of the world’s major sailing events on its waters. Now, the 2012 ACWS event brings the America’s Cup experience back to Newport after almost a 30-year absence.
The official Reservation Service of America's Cup World Series Newport is Taylor-Made Destinations
America’s Cup Official Merchandise Store 65 Long Wharf (Corner of America’s Cup Avenue and Long Wharf)
Newport Restaurants featuring Napa Valley wines
In addition to being the only east coast host of the high-tech AC45 wing-sailed catamarans, Newport also has the honor of seeing the first ACWS circuit champion crowned. The highlight of each ACWS stop is the spectacular, winner-takes-all fleet race on final Sunday, where teams put points on the board to take the overall title. The final race on Sunday, July 1 in Newport could be the ultimate decision maker for the ACWS champion.