2016-05-26 / Front Page

The Need for Speed

Hosted by Sail Newport, the World Match Racing Tour is in town, and everybody, from now until Saturday, June 4, will be wanting a piece of the action—whether as spectator or competitor. There will be 20 boats racing, with teams of four sailors each, all of them hoping to earn a spot in the final race of the series, in Sweden in July. Three openings remain for the Newport series. Eight boats are going for it, and two of those eight have Rhode Island connections: the Newport-based Lift Off, and Bronco, from Barrington. Viewing from the harbor side of Fort Adams is best done from a beach blanket or chair. From the water, one of the Turn to Ten press boats–one of the sponsors of the event–would probably be one among the best seats in town. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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