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10th Annual IYRS Alumni, Friends & Family Day

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the IYRS Community for the annual Alumni Regatta, free community BBQ and a celebration of the growth of IYRS! Alumni of IYRS and current students are invited to bring friends and family to this IYRS community event!

This event is not open to the public. IYRS Alumni Regatta costs $150 per team, community BBQ is free to attend for IYRS alumni and their friends and family. Alumni and students do NOT have to participate in the Regatta to attend – bring your friends and family to the BBQ and hang out with us!

RSVP for BBQ and/or Regatta


Restoration Hall at IYRS (449 Thames Street)
The Brooks Building (10 Spring Wharf)
Newport, RI 02840

Event Details:

The IYRS alumni, friend & family community are united by an appreciation for craftsmanship and a dedication to making. Please join your fellow IYRS alumni, current IYRS students and friends and families for the 10th Annual IYRS Alumni, Friends & Family Day, featuring the annual Alumni Regatta, IYRS community BBQ, music, activities and tours of the new Brooks Building, a 20,000 square foot teaching facility and build space on Spring Wharf.
IYRS will provide the grill, hamburgers, hot dogs & buns, as well as paper goods, condiments and non-alcoholic beverages. Please feel free to bring your favorite side dish to share. BYOB for alumni and guests of legal drinking age. As in past years, the regatta in the morning at Sail Newport is for anyone interested in a little friendly competition.

Regatta Details:

There are 12 J-22s available for our group to rent. The cost is $150 per boat. You can have 2-4 people on each boat.
Sail Newport
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI

Direct any questions to Bill Kenyon at [email protected]


Bill Kenyon
401-848-5777 ext. 213


Restoration Hall at IYRS
449 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840 United States
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