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Starting Line Party & Live Show at Fort Adams


Friday June 21st

1200 - 1600: Starting Line Party

Doors will open for spectators at Fort Adams State Park at noon with music from The Ravers and Poster Signing with Cole Brauer. Food trucks, the Regatta Bar featuring Goslings Rum and Whalers Beer and New England Fare, and Lawn Games will be open. Helly Hansen and TeamOne Newport will have retail tents open for business, and other sponsors will be there to welcome you as well.

1400-1600: Starting Line Live Show powered by Ørsted

Delivering an immersive viewing experience never done before. Expert commentary in partnership with North Sails from President Ken Read, professional sailor, Jesse Fielding, and first American woman to race around the world solo, Cole Brauer will be accompanied by captivating aerial footage to bring the excitement of the start close-up for those onsite and online. The live stream of the Starting Line Live Show will be on a giant screen in the park and streamed on

1400-1600: The Race Begins

The fleet is grouped into classes and starting groups that will cross the line off the western shore of Fort Adams every 10 minutes starting at 1400.

Race Village Attractions:

  • Live Music from The Ravers (12-1:30)
  • Poster signing with Cole Brauer (12-1)
  • Food Trucks
  • Regatta Bar featuring Goslings Rum and Whalers Beer and New England Fare
  • Live Broadcast with Commentary on the big screen
  • Shopping with Helly Hansen and Team One Newport
  • Sailors for the Sea, The Sailing Museum, and other non-profit booths
  • US Golf Championship Trophy viewing and putting green
  • Artillery demonstration
  • Fort Adams open for tours
  • Oliver Hazard Perry Tall Ship tours

To receive detailed communications, RSVP for free:

How to Get to Fort Adams:

By Land:

  • Directions
  • Free Parking onsite
  • Bike paths from downtown newport

By Sea:

Seastreak's Providence to Newport Ferry

  • One hour and ten minutes each way
  • Departs 9:30a & 12:30p from Providence to Perotti Park in Newport (then take Newport Harbor Shuttle, See below.)
  • Parking at the ferry terminal in Providence is complimentary and on-site
  • Departs 6:30 pm from Newport
  • $24 Round Trip
  • See to purchase tickets in advance

Jamestown Ferry

  • Daily leaves Jamestown at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00
  • Daily leaves Fort Adams 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00
  • $30 all day or $20 one way
  • See for details

Newport Harbor Shuttle

  • Operated by Oldport Marine
  • Departs from Perotti Park every 20 min starting at 11:00 am with 6 stops (see map)
  • $15 hop on hop off all-day



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