Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta 2019 – Newport, Rhode Island, USA

A highlight of the yachting calendar for participants, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta welcomes a dozen or so luxury sailing yachts to the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, each July. Previously known as the Newport Bucket, the sailing yacht regatta is organized and hosted by the Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf – a shopping facility in downtown Newport. In addition to three days of racing, those competing aboard luxury sailing yachts and their guests enjoy a host of social activities, including a yacht hop, a regatta dinner, and various other events. All round fun is top of the agenda for the superyacht’s owners, charterers, and their guests and crew.

What does the regatta’s schedule entail?

While the first day of the event is reserved for registration, the Captain’s briefing and welcome celebrations, the actions rapidly hots up on the regatta’s second day when the racing commences, following a pre-racing brief. At around 1pm on the Friday, the first race of the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta will begin. Subsequently, a post-racing soiree and a prize-giving ceremony will round off the second day. The third and final day of racing will follow the same trend, concluding with the highly anticipated Candy Store Cup Part and awards ceremony. The entire occasion sails past convivially and a sense of high-spirited fun pervade the rally for luxury sailing yachts.

Which yachts will compete in 2019? How do I sign up?

The 32m sailing sloop S/Y SUNLEIGH and the 23m S/Y WILD HORSES are both expected to compete in the next edition of the Candy Story Cup Superyacht Regatta. To sign up for the event, email the Events Coordinator at Newport Shipyard:

When is the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta in 2019?

The next edition of the regatta will take place on the 25th, 26th and 27th of July 2019.