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Early Entries From Near & Far!

The 2.4mR class is expected to be the most populace fleet with entries already received from both coasts of the United States and Canada.

With 52 days to the start, International Rule boat sailors from Annapolis to Ottawa, Concord to Cambridge and Seattle to Sarasota have already registered to compete at Newport MetreFest 2017!

Among the earliest entries in the historic fleet are Nefertiti, US-19, the first 12mR designed by Frederick “Ted” Hood for the 1962 America’s Cup Defender Trials and the innovative American Eagle, US-21, Ted Turner’s 1964 Cup hopeful.

Cherokee, US-53, the “newest” 6mR, a rebuild of Olin Stephens famous 1930 design launched in 2009, is ready to represent the local (Newport, RI) fleet, while the “modern” Discovery, US-109, prepares for her return to Narragansett Bay.

The 2.4mR fleet is expected to be the most populace with entries already received from both coasts of the United States and Canada.

MetreFest Neport entries as at April 18, 2017.

If you are ready to join this historic fleet of International Rule yachts register here.

Stay tuned for more entry updates in the days and weeks ahead!

Welcome to Newport MetreFest!

Welcome to MetreFest,  an exciting new regatta for International Rule sailing yachts including 2.4mR, 6mR, 8mR and 12mRs. Three days of racing, hosted by New York Yacht Club, with support from Ida Lewis Yacht Club and Sail Newport, will be run in conjunction with NYYC’s Annual Regatta from June 9-11, 2017. Sail Newport will provide dockage for all of the boats at their Fort Adams facility, enabling both sailors and spectators to walk the docks and appreciate the formula designs from vintage through more modern boats up close. An opening social event, proximate to the docked fleet at Fort Adams, is scheduled for the evening of June 8. Regatta and Social event registration details for participants will follow. Admission for the public to walk the docks (before and after racing daily) will be free of charge.