Sparkman & Stephens Rendezvous

A festive action-packed 4-day event celebrating the legacy of Sparkman & Stephens.

Unique in that our rendezvous is exclusive for boats designed by the honoree,

the event attracts an international spectrum of legendary yachts and a diverse array of boat owners;

eager to exchange stories and meet others who share the same passion for the designer and their contributions to the yachting world, while enjoying spirited on-the-water racing and land-based festivities. Throughout the 4-day celebration, our guests, boat owners and the public will enjoy world class entertainment, food, fashion and art.

When: June 27-30, 2019
Where: Newport, Rhode Island

Owner Registration

Event tickets will go on sale November 15, 2018. For more information, please contact Carol at ds@designerseries.com

The sailing capital of the world.

Newport, ri

Designer Series Regatta Classes (Tentative)

  • Shields
  • Lightning
  • Manhasset Bay One Design
  • Mercury
  • 6 Metres
  • Classics
  • Cruising/Racing
    • Swan
    • Morris
    • Tartan
  • Modern Classics
  • 12 Metres
  • Super Yachts

Participating Yachts

PEAK

Swan 65 Hull #1 from 1973

MARIONETTE

Dolphin 24, Hull #12 - Built in 1960

SERENITY NOW

Build number 113 of the Tartan Tens.

Newport, Rhode Island


“Founded in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island is considered to be the shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. A haven for religious dissenters, a critical Colonial Era port city, a thriving artists’ colony, a summer playground for America’s barons of industry during the Gilded Age, home to the U.S. Naval War College and known as America’s First Resort, Newport is a destination like none other.”  –Discover Newport

Discover Newport

The sailing capital of the world.

Newport’s history has always been tied to the sea. During the colonial period the city’s harbor teemed with trading ships. The New York Yacht Club brought the famed America’s Cup to Newport in the 1930s where it stayed until lost to the Australians in 1983.  –NewportHistory.org