Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sail for Hope

Sailing season is winding up in Newport, Rhode Island, but one final regatta is happening this weekend. Sail for Hope is an annual event which began after 9/11 to raise money for various charities. Hosted by Sail Newport, Sail for Hope has raised over ¼ million dollars for RI and humanitarian based charities over the past seven years.

The 2009 edition of Sail for Hope, with more than fifty boats already registered, is this Saturday, October 3rd, and will be feature a sail around Conanicut Island. More info.

If you’re looking for a boat show this weekend, you are in luck if you’re in Genoa, Italy, Massapequa, NY or Gonzales, Louisiana. In other boat show news, the New York National Boat Show is celebrating its 105th year with a return to its traditional mid-January dates and a new five-day format. The show will be held January 20 - 24, 2010.

For more info about any of these events, visit the FirstBoat boat show calendar.

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