Ways to Give

Classic Yacht Parade: Sunday, Sept 1st 10:30am

The Classic Yacht Parade is one of the most appealing and exciting events on the very busy harbor in Newport, RI. On moving display around the harbor is a beautiful collection of over 50 classic yachts, both sail and power, that represent the very best of classic yacht design and construction. The yachts will be vying to win the coveted Classic Yacht Parade awards including “Best Sail”, “Best Power”, “Most Patriotic” and “Best Costumes”. There are many wonderful vantage points to view this procession of spectacular yachts in their own element, including the Goat Island Marina dock, Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf, The Newport Yachting Center dock, King’s Park Pier and the Alofsin Piers and Sail Newport Waterfront Center at Fort Adams. This is an opportunity for boat lovers as well as for anyone who appreciates beauty, craftsmanship and splendor.

If you have your own beautiful classic boat, we’d love to have you join the parade. Please email Melissa Flaherty mflaherty@iyrs.edu to register (for free!).


Classic Yacht Parade “People’s Choice” Instagram Contest

Everyone can participate in helping us choose the winners of four, fun categories during the Classic Yacht Parade. As you watch the parade from the various viewing areas around the harbor or on-the-water, be on the look-out for boats in these categories and take a photo of your favorites!

Then, go on Instagram, upload your CYR photo, and cast your vote using the boat name, and the hashtags for the categories listed below:

Most Patriotic
#34thCYR #mostpatriotic

Best Costumes
#34thCYR #bestcostumes

Best Sailboat
#34thCYR #bestsailboat

Best Power Boat/Motor Yacht
#34thCYR #bestpowerboat

Example: #shona #34thCYR #bestsailboat

The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Sunday evening.

Show us your best photos of the #34thCYR and you can be a winner too! The Instagram photo under #34thCYR with the most "Likes" wins a year membership and private tour of IYRS, logo shirt and cap.