vines has joined SAIL BLACK ROCK sponsors Captain’s Cove Seaport and The Boat Locker for the inaugural Sacred Heart Invitational Regatta, an intercollegiate event that will be hosted by Captain’s Cove Seaport in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT on September 20 & 21. Fourteen teams from colleges throughout New England will be competing in doublehanded FJs in the waters off Black Rock Harbor.

“Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is expected to kick off the event, the first intercollegiate regatta to be held in the area since intercollegiate sailing began in the United States, a few miles west in Southport Harbor at Pequot Yacht Club in 1928,” said Dave White, Program Director SAIL BLACK ROCK, a sailing center created to train sailors from Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.


“All participants will receive a vineyard vines tote bag filled with sailing-related items, and The Boat Locker is lending a demo RS 400 [pictured] for sailors to test sail between sets,” White continued. “Captain’s Cove Seaport is providing the venue with its 400-seat indoor/outdoor restaurant and pub, boardwalk shops with ice cream, candy, historic boats, a museum, and especially a replica of Gustave Whitehead’s #21, the airplane he designed and built in Bridgeport that made the world’s first powered flight in 1901. It should be a competitive, interesting, fun weekend for sailors, coaches, parents and spectators.”

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