Newport This Week

Harbormaster’s Corner

In an effort to accommodate more transient boaters that are com­peting in local regattas hosted by Newport yacht clubs, the harbormaster will be running a mooring loaner program on a pilot basis this summer, and asking private mooring owners to accommodate the visiting racers.

The first regatta to utilize the program will be the Shields Nationals, Sept. 6-11, hosted by the Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

If you have a private mooring in Brenton Cove or the Spindle mooring fields that you wish to loan, contact the harbormaster at sland@cityof­newport.com or call 401-845-5815. If the pilot program is successful, a formal mooring loaner program will be launched for summer 2023.

Steve Land

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