Sail Newport Director Chosen to Lead AC Committee

Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport, has been chosen by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee as the chairman of the America’s Cup World Series Host Committee. Read, a world-class sailor who helped steer the successful campaign to bring the America’s Cup World Series event to Newport in June 2012, will be responsible for leading the committee through agreements with the America’s Cup Event Authority, municipalities, and area businesses to ensure a successful event for all stakeholders including local communities and businesses. This brief video, created by Governor Chafee’s office, touches on some of the key personalities involved in the AC World Series event. It also features some great sailing shots and scenes of Narragansett Bay, so it’s definitely worth a minute of your time!