The Candy Store Cup organizers announced today that they have added a Corinthian Spirit class to this year’s superyacht regatta, slated to be held July 27-29, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island. The Candy Store Cup, in its second year owned and organized by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, is an invitational superyacht regatta hosting yachts 90-feet and above for three days of racing and shoreside social soirees. The regatta’s Notice of Race (NOR), including more information about the Corinthian Spirit class, can be read on the regatta Web site: www.candystorecup.com/norRead More
News about the Candy Store Cup 2016 superyacht edition will be posted here. The Candy Store Cup will be held July 29-31, 2016 in Newport, Rhode Island.
August 2, 2016
NEWPORT, R.I. (August 1, 2016) – The transition of the former Newport Bucket into the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition appeared effortless and suitably fabulous when a dozen of the world’s grandest sailing yachts competed off Newport, R.I. from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31 and benefitted from the combined forces of co-hosts Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf. In true Bucket fashion, social activities included a “yacht hop” on Friday night aboard the participants’ yachts, a gathering at Newport’s famous Clarke Cooke House, and a regatta dinner with live reggae music on the grounds of a Newport estate.Read More
July 30, 2016 - Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf kicked off the Candy Store Cup in spectacular fashion yesterday with constantly improving sailing conditions with clearing skies and smiling crews. There was an infectious camaraderie in the air with the sailors of the grandest ladies of the sea. They knew each other well, and renewed old times the night before at the Candy Store at the Clarke Cooke House and the Shipyard.
The boats were the real story with super-yachts like Adix, Meteor, Columbia, Zenji, Ranger and that was less than half of the eye candy Newporters got to see. Race officer Peter Craig was pleased with the wind velocities, points of sail on the racecourse, and close finishes. Charlie Dana of Newport Shipyard said, "I was aboard schooner Meteor agog much of the time at what was around us. We're thrilled these yachts honored us by participating".Read More