icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.


Missing your newsletter?

If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive.

No, thanks
Sirona crowned overall winner of Newport's 2019 Candy Store Cup

Sirona crowned overall winner of Newport's 2019 Candy Store Cup

A total of 12 sailing yachts measuring 20 to 56 metres went head to head on the water as Newport’s 2019 Candy Store Cup got underway.

The superyacht regatta, which builds on the legacy of the original Nantucket Bucket, took place from July 25-27 and kicked off on Thursday afternoon with a captain’s meeting.

Here Principal Race Officer Peter Craig briefed the captains and crews on what to expect on the race course.

“Both days were forecasted for light-to-medium wind and they were spot-on,” he said. The briefing was followed by an evening reception at Clarke Cooke House where the competing yachts’ owners enjoyed fresh sushi and champagne.

Racing kicked off at 1pm on Friday with staggered starting times for each of the three classes. The 24 metre OysterRaven Claw took the Class A crown while the 56 metre Perini Navi yacht Zenji took advantage of the late building breeze to win Class B. The 30 metre Hodgdon-built yacht Delta House was victorious in Class C.

A light breeze delayed the start of racing on the second day of the regatta, with racing concluding off Castle Hill lighthouse at around 5pm. The 20 metre Martin Marine-built sloop Sirona rose to victory in Class A while the 33 metre Nakupenda pipped Zenji to the post in Class B. The 27 metre Concordia custom built sloop Savannah won Class C on Saturday.

Owner Hugh Morrison said: “Savannah’s return to Newport exceeded our expectations on every level and our welcome at Newport Shipyard and being able to sail in the Candy Store Cup was handled with total professionalism and efficiency.”

The regatta concluded on Saturday evening with a prize giving and American themed party attended by over 300 sailors, owners and sponsors.

The overall winning yachts were announced as Sirona for Class A, Nakupenda for Class B and Delta House for Class , with Sirona crowned the overall winner of the Cup.

Clive Youlten, captain of Nakupenda, said: “The yacht’s owner, his guests, and all of the crew onboard felt the regatta organizers did a great job keeping it fun and low-key.”

Newport Shipyard managing partner Charlie Dana added: “This year’s Candy Store Cup was another home run. Sailing runs in our blood here at the shipyard and seeing these impressive yachts line up off Castle Hill was a terrific sight.”

Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro