2014-12-31 / Front Page

Down for a Long Winter's Nap



Although sporadic frostbite races can be found across the bay, most vessels have been tucked away for weeks, like these at the Sail Newport storage area. While our season on the water spans spring, summer and fall, marine industry workers toil year-round. Already hard at work repairing, scraping, varnishing, and outfitting Newport’s vast fleet of sail and power boats, trade specialists are ramping up for an early start to an extremely busy sailing season, with literally hundreds of races and regattas scheduled for local waters. When the world-class Volvo Ocean Race competitors arrive in May, the international sailing spotlight will shine on the City by the Sea for the first time since the America’s Cup World Series in 2012. (Photo by Jack Kelly) Although sporadic frostbite races can be found across the bay, most vessels have been tucked away for weeks, like these at the Sail Newport storage area. While our season on the water spans spring, summer and fall, marine industry workers toil year-round. Already hard at work repairing, scraping, varnishing, and outfitting Newport’s vast fleet of sail and power boats, trade specialists are ramping up for an early start to an extremely busy sailing season, with literally hundreds of races and regattas scheduled for local waters. When the world-class Volvo Ocean Race competitors arrive in May, the international sailing spotlight will shine on the City by the Sea for the first time since the America’s Cup World Series in 2012. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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