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In pictures: the BOAT International Newport Summer Social

2 July 2024 • Written by Lucy Dunn

On 21 June 2024, BOAT International hosted a very special Newport Summer Social for Owners’ Club members and guests ahead of the Newport Bermuda Race. Guests were first invited to revel in the race atmosphere at the starting line party at Fort Adams State Park, enjoying some lunchtime drinks from the prime viewing spot on top of the fort. 

In the evening, the Sailing Museum and National Hall of Fame offered the perfect setting for an intimate dinner which was sponsored by annual partner Bermuda Tourism Authority, along with event partners, Camper & NicholsonsBelmond and Aston Martin.

Andrea Garneata and Jamie Ramirez from Aston Martin

The venue

The Sailing Museum and National Hall of Fame is home to many inspiring stories and the celebration of incredible individuals from the world of sailing, making it a fitting venue to host our dinner. Guests enjoyed a welcome reception exploring the many exhibits the museum had to offer, followed by a three-course surf ‘n’ turf menu.

The guests

Cecile Gauert, Ira Levenshon, Randy Weir, Mael Fiolet and Wendy Levenshon
Michelle Wargo and Pam Ellertson
Andrew LeBuhn, Tom Stark and Ed Kane
Pam Ellertson and her guests
Tong Cui and Andrew LeBuhn
Tom McDermott and Cecile Gauert
Tom Stark and Stewart Campbell
Jamari Douglas and Charlotte Harris
Ira Levenson and Herbie Wertheim
Jamari Douglas, Toby Moore and Randy Weir
Peter Wilson and Fiona Brockhurst
Tom Stark, Tara Lynch, Marty Wallace and Ed Kane

The sponsors

At dinner, Bermuda Tourism Authority welcomed guests with their traditional Dark ‘n’ Stormy cocktail and presented each guest an after-dinner favour, a mini bottle of Gosling rum with a Rum Swizzle recipe. Belmond gifted guests a beautiful coffee table book which shares the stories of Belmond, giving a taster of their hotels, trains, boats and safaris, while Aston Martin parked a DB12 car outside of the sailing museum and offered complimentary extended test drives for guests of the event.

Bermuda's famous Dark n' Stormy cocktail.
Aston Martin DB12 positioned outside the Sailing Museum and National Hall of Fame

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