America’s Cup Newport, RI Information
Americas Cup Newport, RI Fact Sheet
What is the price for tickets for The America’s Cup and where can they be purchased?
- General admission tickets during race days (June 28 – July 1) are $10 per person per day, with children 12 and under free. No tickets are required from June 23 – 27; admission is FREE during these dates.
- Tickets are available online at http://americascup.frontgatetickets.com and at the Newport Gateway Visitor’s Center.
Where can I park for The America’s Cup and how much is parking?
- On-site parking at Fort Adams is available: $10/day for non-race days (June 23-27) and $20/day for race days (June 28-July 1).
- Remote parking lots are located at Newport Grand Slots, City of Newport & the Department of Transportation overflow land. Shuttle service will be available from the remote parking lots, during the four ACWS Official Race days only (June 28 – July 1). The shuttles will drop off passengers at water shuttle service site in downtown Newport; the cost for parking in the remote lots is $20. The lots are open from 10am – 7pm. *NOTE: shuttle service to Fort Adams via land is not available.
- Water shuttle service is available from the Perotti Park Ferry/Harbor Shuttle Docks; the cost is $10 roundtrip for adults & $5 for children 12 and under. Conanicut Marine in Jamestown is offering satellite parking & shuttle service; the cost is $26.50 roundtrip and includes all day parking. Tickets are available just for the shuttle; cost is $10 for all ages.
What else is there to do at the ACWS Village on non-race days? (June 23 – June 27)
- Food courts, entertainment, an Exploration Zone, presented by Fidelity Investments with funding from 11th Hour Racing, showcasing Rhode Island’s heritage in ocean exploration, marine trades, education and recreational boating.
- Visit the Moët & Chandon Champagne and Napa Valley Vintners Wine Tents.
- Check out the Official ACWS Merchandise Tent featuring caps, t-shirts, fleece, thermal jackets, novelty items and more!
- Stop by the impressive Louis Vuitton Exhibit – the Official Timekeeper for the ACWS.
- Partake in a tour of historic Fort Adams – the restored casemates and listening tunnels are extremely interesting (tickets are available for purchase at the Fort Adams Visitors Center and the Newport Gateway Visitor’s Center).
- Enjoy a FREE sailboat ride, compliments of Sail Newport, between 10 a.m. and noon every day.
- ACWS Newport Village opens at 11 a.m. June 23- June 27, closing at 5 p.m. and opens at 11 a.m. June 28 – July 1, closing at 7 p.m.
Will I be able to see a lot from the water?
- Since you can’t follow the boats, you are limited to what you will see by proximity (The Official Safety Zone is fairly wide).
- You can experience a unique view of the team bases – the “pit row” – where the ACWS 45-foot catamarans will be launched each day. The ACWS Village will offer a fantastic vantage point, with racing unfolding just yards offshore Fort Adams State Park in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. Fort Adams Event Village is really the best place to watch.
What team/crews are competing this year?
- Eight crews from six countries are competing in the America’s Cup World Series, including: Artemis Racing (Sweden), Emirates Team New Zealand (New Zealand), Energy Team (France), Luna Rossa Challenge (Italy) with two boats, Oracle Team USA, with two boats, and Team Korea (Korea).
When is America’s Cup Racing in Newport, RI?
- Racing starts at noon and ends at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 and starts at 2 p.m. and ends at around 5 p.m. from June 29 – July 1.
- June 23 – 27 are the unofficial America’s Cup Team Training/Practice Sessions days. June 28 is the first day of competitive racing.
- The Sail Newport Youth Challenge Regatta, presented by Fidelity Investments, with racing between Rose Island & Goat Island, takes place June 23 & 24.
Is Narragansett Bay shut down?
- Common misconception! NO! The bay is not shut down. The Official Safety Zone will be created by 1:30 p.m. (1330) on each race day and will be in place during racing.
- Under the direction of the USCG, “FOLLOW ME” boats will be on the water to help boaters transit during and between races along the west side of the shipping channel along the Jamestown shore.
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