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Weekend in Newport’s America’s Cup Village

CW's family guide to weekend events at the America's Cup World Series in Newport includes an event schedule, map, and more.

June 28, 2012
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Newport is buzzing with the excitement of the America’s Cup World Series. Pack up the family and head to Fort Adams to get in on the action!

The America’s Cup Village at Fort Adams is open each day from 11am to 7pm. Don’t forget a hat, refillable water bottle, and sunscreen – the forecast is calling for low 80s and sun.

Not going to make it to Newport? NBC Sports will be doing live television coverage of Sunday’s racing. Tune in on Sunday at 2:30pm for 90 minutes of national programming!

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Attractions at the AC Village:

    • Ocean Talks Lecture Series: Read more in Elaine Lembo’s Article here
    • Wind and Wings: Louis Vitton photographic exhibition
    • The official America’s Cup Team store
    • PUMA store
    • Moët & Chandon Champagne Lounge
    • Napa Valley Wine Lounge
    • Stella Artois Beer Garden
    • Rhode Island’s culinary delights

**Thursday, June 28 – Youth Sailing Day
**All day Narragansett Bay youth sailors and instructors will have free admission to AC Village. For more info: www.sailnewport.org
10am – 2pm Sail Newport Fidelity Investments Family Sailing Festival at Sail Newport
11am – 11:45am Dock Out Show, Main Stage: A glimpse into the rich history of the Cup and an introduction of the teams as the AC45s dock out
11:30 – 12:30pm Ocean Talks Lectures:

  • Sunshine Menezes, PhD, Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
  • Anna Malek, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Decoding five centuries of change in the fish community of Narragansett Bay
  • Catalina Martinez, MMA, MS, NOAA’s ocean exploration activities and RI connections

12pm – 3:30pm AC World Series Championship Racing
4pm – 6:45pm Music performance by Comanchero
Post-race Dock in show: skippers will meet fans at the Main Stage
7pm – America’s Cup Village closes

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What is the Rozalia Project? The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean’s mission is to use technology, outreach, and research to find and remove marine debris from the surface to the sea floor. It will use a remote operated vehicle to hunt down sunken trash around the shoreline of Fort Adams. An interactive display will explain the problems of marine debris and what the project is doing to help clean and raise awareness. Clean the Bay volunteers will also collect large items from the bay and the shore.

**Friday, June 29 – Healthy Ocean Project Day
**10am – 2pm – Family Sailing Festival @ Sail Newport sponsored by Fidelity Investments
11am – America’s Cup Village opens; Exploration Zone opens
11am – 12pm – Healthy Ocean “Rozalia” Project and Underwater Robots Trash Contest at the AC Village. Compete to clean up marine debris and trash using robots.
12pm – 1pm Ocean Talks at the Exploration Zone:

  • Anya Watson, MS – Scientific Diving: A Window into the Underwater World
  • Allison Rosner – See a Sprout Watch Out! Whale Watching Responsibility in the Northeast
  • Robert McCormack – Fort Adams Trust
  • Rachael Miller – Rozalia Project: Marine debris beware, our underwater robots are coming to clean you up!

1pm – 1:45pm Dock Out Show, Main Stage: A glimpse into the rich history of the Cup and an introduction of the teams as the AC45s dock out
2pm – 5pm – AC World Series Newport – Championship Racing, fleet and match racing
4pm – 4:45pm Music performance by Honky Tonk Knights
Post-race Dock in show: skippers will meet fans at the Main Stage
5:30 – 6:30pm Music performance by Honky Tonk Knights
7pm – America’s Cup Village closes

Saturday, June 30
10am – 12pm Sail Newport Fidelity Investments Family Sailing Festival at Sail Newport
11am – America’s Cup Village opens; Exploration Zone open
11am – Three new inductees into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame bring their plaques into the Exploration Zone and mount them alongside the others on display
11:30am – 12:30pm Ocean Talks at the Exploration Zone:

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  • Brice Loose, PhD, What can we expect from an ice-free Arctic Ocean?
  • Rainer Lohmann, Talking Trash: Marine Pollution
  • Mike Asaro, MS, Saving the Right Whale: NOAA’s Efforts to Reduce Harm from Ship Strikes

12pm – Dock Out Show, Main Stage: A glimpse into the rich history of the Cup and an introduction of the teams as the AC45s dock out
2pm – 5pm – AC World Series Newport – Championship Racing, fleet and match racing
4pm – 6:30pm Music performance by Sam Reid and the Riot
Post-race Dock in show: skippers will meet fans at the Main Stage
7pm – America’s Cup Village closes

Sunday, July 1
10am – 2pm Sail Newport Fidelity Investments Family Sailing Festival at Sail Newport
11am – America’s Cup Village opens; Exploration Zone opens
11:30am-12:30pm Ocean Talks at the Exploration Zone

  • Dennis Nixon, JD, MMA, Admiralty law and recreational boating
  • Dan Pingaro, Sailors for the Sea
  • Dwight Coleman, PhD, The Inner Space Center and the Future of Oceanography

1pm – 1:45pm Dock Out Show, Main Stage: A glimpse into the rich history of the Cup and an introduction of the teams as the AC45s dock out
2:30 – 4pm AC World Series Championship Racing finals
4pm – 6:30pm Music performance by Travis Colby Trio
5pm (approx.) Post-race America’s Cup World Series Newport prize giving at the Main Stage for:

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  • ACWS Newport Match Racing Champions
  • ACWS Newport Fleet Racing Champions
  • 2011-12 ACWS Season Champions

7pm – America’s Cup Village closes

**Map: **
For a map of the Village, click here.

More at Sailing World
Want to know more? Our sister publication, Sailing World, has more information about the America’s Cup World Series events. Check SW out for photo galleries, articles, and videos including interviews with the AC sailors!

Click the image to view SW‘s gallery of the AC Village.

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