Newport International Boat Show to Kick Off
Set for September 17-20th, 2015 on Newport Harbor is the Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), which flaunts its destination and sailing history to attendees making their fall travel plans. NIBS is the kick-off to the boat show season and a prime time to experience fall in New England. It’s also one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country – hosting exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of sailboats, powerboats, marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters.
“In addition to attending the boat show, visitors should make plans to enjoy all that our seaside retreat has to offer,” said Nancy Piffard, show director of Newport Exhibition Group. “Our historic landmarks, amazing architecture, award winning restaurants, boutiques and museums should not be missed!”
Newport is steeped in nautical tradition. Early maritime trade built a thriving colonial town with rich architectural detail, while the predictable cooling summer breezes later attracted the summer colony of the grand mansions. For these same reasons, the New York Yacht Club chose to sail in Newport and make it the host for the America's Cup from 1930-2003. Newport was and continues to be one of the best sailing venues on the East coast of the United States. The America’s Cup trophy was held by the New York Yacht Club from 1857 until 1983, the longest winning streak in the history of the sport. Some of the original yachts used in these regattas still call Newport their home and can often be seen racing in the harbor.