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Bacardi Sailing Week on Bowen’s Wharf

Newport has a long sailing history and our picturesque harbor is known to many as the “The Sailing Capital of the World”. Home to America’s Cup sailboats, classic schooners, luxury yachts, and everything in between we are excited that the 5th Annual Bacardi Newport Sailing Week was hosted downtown at Newport Yacht Club. The art exhibit is running now until July 5th and Bowen’s Wharf is offering many activities to celebrate!

 

Our Pilot House is proud to host a book signing Wednesday, July 1st, from 5-7 pm with a cocktail party
non the Waterfront Deck at Bowen’s Ferry Landing Marina. Come join author Rockwell Stensrud, at 5:00pm to celebrate his book “Newport: A Lively Experiment”, which has just been released in paperback. Bacardi will also sponsor cocktail events at selected establishments such as Egg and Dart (Monday 6/29), Destination Chocolate (Tuesday 6/30), Sheldon Fine Art (Thursday 7/2), and Soap and Water (Saturday 7/4). And let’s not forget Fluke Wine, Bar, and Kitchen will be serving Cuban Storm cocktails all week!

 

In addition to the many hospitality events hosted by Bacardi Newport Sailing Week a special art exhibit, “Sailing Dreams” by Vicki DaSilva, will be set up in Bowen’s Wharf and open everyday until July 5th. DaSilva will exhibit 10 light ‘paintings’ (made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph) that present to the community how she interprets the beauty of sailing. So come spend your Independence Day weekend with us on the wharf, as there is lots of waterfront exploring to do and all our shops and restaurants are open for your enjoyment!

 

Friday, July 3 Oliver Hazard Perry is also hosting their annual fundraiser and honoring Bart Dunbar, president of Bowen’s Wharf Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of OHPRI. OHP merchandise, including Lemon & Line bracelets with custom OHP clasp, are now available at our Pilot House so be sure to pop in and have a look. Additionally, team gear from Bacardi Newport and Bacardi Miami Sailing Week will also be available at the Pilot House through July 5th. There is always so much to do, see, and shop here on Bowen’s Wharf: the anchor of the Newport waterfront!

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