Extended and New Slow Zones to Protect Right Whales

4/14/2021 by US Harbors

NOAA Fisheries announces the extension of two Slow Zones set to expire south of Nantucket and establishes another Slow Zone southeast of Chatham, MA. On April 9, 2021 several aggregations of right whales were detected south of Nantucket, MA by the NOAA North Atlantic Right Whale Sighting Survey and southeast of… SEE MORE

Newport International Boat Show

Newport Names New Harbormaster

3/31/2021 by US Harbors

After a three-month search, the City of Newport has named former Block Island Harbormaster Stephen C. Land to the City’s top harbor post. Land assumes the role following the sudden passing of longtime Harbormaster Timothy J. Mills in December. Over the course of a three-month long search process, a total… SEE MORE

International Boating and Water Safety Summit

May 17 - May 19

Global networking and education opportunity for anyone involved in boating and water safety. The International Boating and Water Safety Summit celebrates its 24th year with “Partnerships for Progress” – a close look at how recreational boating and water safety communities collaborate to save lives around the world. All from the comfort… SEE MORE

Safe Harbor Race Weekend

Newport, RI August 13 - August 15

We hope you'll join us this summer for Safe Harbor Race Weekend! Regatta plans are coming together nicely and there is a good buzz about the event already. We are excited to host the racing along with Saturday night's Talk of the Town Crew Party here at the Shipyard. SEE MORE