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Event Details

I will arrive in Newport mid-day on Thursday.

The Newport Yachting Center will have a list of boats and you are welcome to call them and show up anytime the week before departure for $2 per foot dockage per night. Their number is 401-846-1600. Ask for Lee Ann.

Newport Information – Docking at the Newport Yachting Center Boats in the rally can arrive as early as one full week before the rally and get a discounted dockage rate of only $2 per foot per night. The marina will have a list of boats and I can let them know when you plan to arrive if you let me know in the enclosed form. However here is the number if you wish to arrive early or your plans change. Please call the Newport Yachting Center at 401-846-1600. We ask that you arrive by Friday am October 26th, but expect most boats will be there before.

3:00 pm - The Skippers briefing and weather briefing will be at 3:00 pm at the Seaman’s Church Institute in the library which is a short walk from the marina. We will have weather handouts and more information about the radio net. Our skippers and weather briefing is at 3:00 pm Friday at the Seaman’s Church Institute in the library upstairs. Besides weather we will go over radio schedule and other details about Bermuda and the next leg. I will be on the docks that morning reminding folks. If the weather looks good we might leave as early as Saturday morning. I will also have a list of all the boats and crew names. This is if you have sent me the information. If you have not sent me your crew list please do so by the end of the day Monday so I can type up the final list and make copies for you.

5:00 pm – Dinner at Benjamin’s for all the crew. This is across the street from the weather briefing All crew are welcome and get a free NARC T-shirt at the door. If you have anyone seeing you off they are welcome to join us for dinner. Please let me know now if you know you will have a spouse or friend seeing you off that wishes to join us for dinner Friday night. They are welcome and you can pay me for their meal at the skippers briefing. We will have name tags and I hope crews will sit with each other and start to mingle. If we have a weather delay Benjamin’s continues to give us discounts on food. In fact all this week Benjamin’s offers a discount on lunch and dinner each night. This is our hang out place for crews to meet and enjoy some fine food at up to 20% off. Just tell the staff you are part of the NARC Rally.

Departure – I am sure we will have a good idea on the departure a day or two in advance as we all talk weather and keep an eye on it that week. We may depart as early as a day early Saturday Oct 30th or wait for a good weather window.

Free Rally but it costs to Feed You

Please note this year we are charging $100 per person to pay for the socials in Newport and in Bermuda. We ask that you pay for crew now. If you have not finalized crew you can add them later. After I get a list of boats I will send that list to all the marinas and also have a copy for you. I like to also have a list of all the crew to hand out in Newport. Please try and get this information back to me in the next couple of weeks.

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