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Race an America's Cup Yacht

Newport, RI

Item #: CRU-RDI-0007
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Race head-to-head against another America's Cup contender and feel the thrill of racing through Newport Harbor!

  • Friendly and experienced crew members will coach you through racing maneuvers and sailing techniques
  • Race two legs against a second America's Cup yacht with a "rabbit" start
  • No sailing experience necessary
  • Passengers are welcome to join in or sit back and take in the beautiful views of Newport Harbor!
Newport, Rhode Island
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    Essential Information
    • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
    • All participants must sign a liability waiver
    • Sailing experience is not necessary and passengers are not required to participate
    • Guests should be in good overall physical condition and be able to embark and disembark the vessel
    • This experience is not recommended for pregnant women
    3 hours
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    The racing yacht can accommodate up to 15 guests, so you may be accompanied by other passengers.
    This experience is only for those on the racing yacht.
    Weather Dependent
    Sails will depart rain or shine unless dangerous conditions exist and the captain deems the conditions to be unsafe for sailing. If the experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be able to reschedule to another date. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Wear tennis shoes or boat shoes and bring a windbreaker or sweatshirt for comfort.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. All high contact surfaces on each vessel will be sanitized before and after use. Our partners will be promoting social distancing onboard by limiting capacity. All crew members will wear face coverings during each experience. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    What is the boat like?
    This racing experience takes place aboard an America's Cup racing yacht. The yacht is 70-feet long and has competed in the America's Cup.
    Do I need sailing experience?
    No sailing experience is necessary for this experience. 
    Do I have to help with the racing part of this experience?
    No, passengers are not required to help. This experience can be incredibly hands-on, or you can sit back and enjoy the ride!
    Is there a restroom on board?
    Yes, there is a head or nautical restroom on board.
    Are food and drinks permitted on board?
    Yes, passengers may bring food and beverages on board. Red wine and foods that may stain the yacht are not allowed.
    Can I bring alcohol on board?
    Yes, however red wine and liquor are not allowed on board. Glass is not permitted.
    Will I get wet?
    Wind and various weather conditions may cause water to spray on deck during this race.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no cancellations are allowed, however, rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your booked date. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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