14. September 2011 09:52
It was recently announced that Newport will host the final World Series event of the America’s Cup next summer from June 23 thru July 1. To give a little background, this year is the 34th year for the America’s Cup, a sailing event which has often been referred to as "the oldest trophy in international sport", according to americascup.com. For the first time ever, the America’s Cup Event Authority has scheduled a series of six preliminary events, called the America’s Cup World Series. The first World Series event happened two weeks ago in Portugal, with other World Series events to take place in England, San Diego and our very own Newport.
So what does this mean for Jamestown? Quite a lot in terms of the potential economic impact. This is a high profile event which will draw the attention of professional sailors and spectators from around the world. We have some of the best vantage points for viewing the races and a vibrant community offering great options for entertainment and lodging.
We here at Island Realty are already feeling the excitement of what this event will bring. We have the largest selection of rental properties with two full-time, dedicated rental agents who are ready to set people up with the perfect home away from home. If you have any questions at all, we are here to offer recommendations and support. We always suggest beginning your rental property search early in order to get the best selection. To view a complete list of properties and photos, go to islandrealtyri.com and click the ‘Rentals’ tab on our website.