Twelve yachts between 20 and 56 meters in length gather on Rhode Island Sounds for two days of fleet racing
For the third year since 2016, twelve of the world’s most beautiful yachts sailed to Newport, RI for the 2019 Candy Store Cup superyacht regatta July 26 and 27. Light winds, sunny skies, and perfect temperatures gave sailors and organizers the ideal backdrop for two days of yacht racing and parties at the famed Newport Shipyard, a superyacht marina and working shipyard on Newport’s waterfront, and at the Clarke Cooke House, renowned for its innovative cuisine and known as a legendary watering hole for sailors and royalty alike, on beautiful Bannister’s Wharf. Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf co-own the regatta, which carries forward the tradition of the original Nantucket Bucket and more recently the Newport Bucket, which was last held in Newport in 2015.
Sailors couldn’t have asked for a sweeter experience at the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition. The event showcased some of the world’s most spectacular and technologically sophisticated luxury sailing yachts racing off Newport, R.I. on Thursday through Saturday (July 27-29) and provided three days of wildly varied conditions, courtesy of Mother Nature, as well as a full slate of colorful social events, courtesy of co-hosts Bannister’s Wharf and Newport Shipyard, the latter of which was headquarters for the event and home to most of the fleet while not racing.
For the second year running, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition will showcase some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta designed specifically for them. The event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, is organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf, which partnered last year to consolidate the Newport Bucket and Candy Store Cup regattas.