The Klein Cup Regatta will take place at Steelpointe Harbor in Bridgeport, CT on Friday, September 30, Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. This inaugural event is the first 12 Metre match regatta in Connecticut in 37 years. The competing yachts are all former entrants in the Louis Vuitton Cup or the America’s Cup.
The public is invited to enjoy racing each day from sightseeing boats, as well as pre- and post-racing family activities on the dock. After each day’s races, attendees can join the teams for parties on the dock with food and music. On Sunday, there will be the prize giving with the Klein Cup awarded and a charity auction. The regatta and the auction will benefit The Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation, which preserves and runs the famous Klein Auditorium on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. The Klein Cup Regatta is presented by The Klein in cooperation with the 12-Metre Yacht Development Foundation.
The Klein Memorial Auditorium is a 1,447-seat performing arts center that serves as a hub for Bridgeport and surrounding communities. For example, the Klein Theatre Arts school program runs tuition-free and to fund it, The Klein relies on support from foundations, government and corporations as well as donations from individuals. The Klein Cup Regatta is actively seeking sponsors to help make this event a success. To learn more, visit theklein.org/the-klein-cup/ ■