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Sailing Fans Get Ready! The America's Cup World Series is Coming

Jamestown's sailing fans are thrilled! Newport, Rhode Island is the final stop in the inaugural America’s Cup World Series (AC World Series). The event will take place June 23 - July 1, 2012.

This major sailing event currently is planned to race inside Narragansett Bay. The start/finish line would be just off Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown.  Therefore, Jamestown will be the perfect place for spectators to watch the racing, as will the area along Newport's coast near Ft. Adams. This regatta will allow the public to see the world's top sailors compete in wing sailed catamarans. This is the first time these high-tech boats will be raced on the east coast.

For lots more information and to keep up with news as the event gets closer, check out the website: And if you're looking forward to taking in the action during the day, but want to escape to quiet and relaxation during the evening, Jamestown is the place to stay! We are only 10 minutes to Newport (accessible by bridge or ferry) and offer a great selection of rentals. Visit and click on the Rentals tab to view our properties.

*Photo by David Stoddart-Scott


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