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Hurricane Spoils Race, but Party Goes On

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Photograph of a sailboat underway. The boat has a shiny dark blue hull and white superstructure.

SARDINIA REGATTA

A dozen or so Mediterranean yacht charter vessels prepare. It is time for the regatta in Sardinia.  At the same time, another race is canceled abruptly due to the threat of a hurricane.

 

NEWPORT BUCKET REGATTA

Nevertheless, preparations in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia continue.  A fleet of Perini Navi yachts are poised to compete in the Perini Navi Cup.  During this time, race organizers of the 25th annual Newport Bucket Regatta are busy.  The race is August 25 – 28, 2011, and Hurricane Irene had other ideas.  As a result, they called off Saturday’s main event as Hurricane Irene arrived.  

 

THE BASH

The actual race was cancelled.  The unfettered spirit and camaraderie shone on.  Equally important, the big post race party, known as “The Bash,”  is a go.  It shifted by one night, from Saturday, to Friday. 

 

HURRICANE IRENE

On Wednesday, the yacht captains in the Newport Bucket Regatta had a meeting.  Specifically, Peter Craig and bucket director Hank Halsted were there   Consensus determined that Hurricane Irene’s threat made race cancellation the only choice.  Transitioning from race mode to storm mode for a superyacht is extremely time-consuming.  The decision was finally made to safeguard the yachts and their crews.

 

THE PARTY

In spite of preparing for the storm, some owners and their families and guests are ready.  They plan to enjoy the gala Bucket Bash at the Newport Shipyard. The Bash will feature all the food and festivities planned for the special 25th Anniversary Celebration.

 

TEXAS LEGENDS AIRSHOW

In like fashion, the Texas Legends Airshow, was also canceled. It was held in conjunction with the Bucket and sponsored each year by the owner of the yacht, Tenacious.  All eyes look ahead to the 2012 Newport Bucket Regatta!

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