Yachting Happenings

A round-up of upcoming festivals and attractions.


This Labor Day Weekend, the new Scorpion Bay Marina and Yacht Club, located on Acorpion Bay outside of Phoenix, Arizona, will be having their Grand Opening Celebration. The marina staff will be giving tours of the facility, which features dockage for boats up to 60 feet, and has available rentals of pontoons, fishing boats, ski-boats and kayaks. www.capeannvacations.com/schooner

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Gloucester Harbor in Massachusetts, one of the oldest fishing ports on the Atlantic Coast, will play home to the 25th anniversary of The Gloucester Schooner Festival this Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7. The harbor will be transformed to showcase mariners of yesteryear as modern vessels sit alongside classic fishing vessels and sailing schooners. The weekend's events will include the famed Parade of Sail, as the schooners head from the Inner Harbor out to Eastern Point. www.scorpionbaymarina.com

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Newport, Rhode Island, will host the 30th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta this Labor Day Weekend. The event is sponsored by Panerai and presented by Land Rover North America. The weekend will also feature the Classic Yacht Parade through, when classic yachts of the highest pedigree cruise the harbor. A fleet of Huckin's powerboats from the 1920's and 30's, concluding their Northeast Rendezvous that is also being held in Newport during Labor Day Weekend, will add to the classic ambiance of the weekend. www.moy.org