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Changes in store for 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race
Changes in store for 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race

The biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race will include new twists when the 35th edition of the sailboat competition begins next June. Starts will be divided with the slower boats departing Friday morning, June 5, and the faster boats leaving the next day. Classes starting Friday will sail a slightly shorter course that does not require rounding Chesapeake Light after entering the Atlantic Ocean. Grand prix classes, all of which will start Saturday, will cover the traditional 475-nautical mile course. "Our goal is to get all the boats to Newport earlier and closer together," said Dick Neville, who has taken over as a co-chair with fellow Annapolis Yacht Club member Mark Myers....