The Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Rendezvous along with 39th Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta was held on 24th August and it was a grand success. The weather conditions were perfect and Classic Yacht Parade was spectacular. All in all, it finished so perfectly without any hindrances. Post 2 days of racing on Siren, the owner won the Vintage Corinthian Classic division and 39th annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta. Besides, the North American Panerai Classic Yacht competitors also qualified for the New York 32 Siren in Vintage Class and 12 Metre Columbia in Grand Prix Class.
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA), which was created in the year 1947 to organize the very first Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (NEIYR), has now acquired the competing Border Run Race (BRR) which will now be added to the 71st edition of the international classic.
The short handed sailor from New Zealand Cory McLennan made an announcement on 2nd July 2017 about the launch of Rainbow Racing. It is a 10 year project, which will master diversity in sailing globally. This project will see the shorthanded sailor taking part in high profile solo in addition to shorthanded yacht competitions across the globe in the next decade.