Newport Ramp-Up Event : 2008 Newport Regatta, July 11-13

28 June 2008

The competition will be intense, the racing second-to-none and the camaraderie at an all-time high in Newport this summer for the International Melges 32 Class Association. The National Championship takes place on July 25-27 but, just two weeks prior The 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta, July 11-13 is being held at Sail Neport — and what a warm-up event it will be!

Three great days of fantastic ocean racing is planned with plenty of excellent social activities in the evening. Sail Newport extends a wonderfully warm welcome to the Melges 32 fleet this summer, and looks forward to hosting a terrific event. More information can be found by visiting Sail Neport's COASTAL LIVING NEWPORT REGATTA website. Information regarding entry, event schedule, NOR and SI's can be found online as well.

Here is some additional logistical information that surely everyone will find useful:

- If your boat wants to come for the month (Coastal Living Newport Regatta AND Nationals) Sail Newport has worked out a deal for unlimited hoist and regatta dockage for a total of $460.

- If your team wants to Launch, Haul and dock just for the Nationals the cost will be $325.

- For Nationals Haul and Launch only the price is $160.

- For Dockage only, price is $40 per night. (1.25 / foot)

- Class starts at the Neport Regatta for Melges 32's in the Coastal Living Newport Regatta July 11,12 and 13. We are also available for your hauling, launching and dockage needs for the Nationals for the Melges 32 run by New York Yacht Club July 25-27.