Why two different start dates?
The organizers realized that with so many boats of different speeds that some of the slower boats struggled to make it in time for the Awards Party - since offering two start dates (Friday and Saturday) the majority of the competitors have arrived in time to enjoy the festivities and share "war stories" with friends and family.
Why should I reserve dock space at Newport Yachting Center?
NYC has supported A2N since Race Headquarters was moved to their location in 2015. Their location is perfect not only for competitors but for family members and friends who are in Newport awaiting their arrival.