Every good HOTEL
in Newport has been booked solid for at least a month, and DOCK SPACE is just
as tight. However, there are acres of free ANCHORAGE. And if you insist on
sleeping in town, you can call on the Newport Chamber of Commerce on Thames St.
The public Chamber will try to find you a private chamber in a home—average
rate: $5 for one person.
Across the harbor
in Jamestown—a 20-minute ferry ride—there are still room reservations in the
Bay View ($6 to $8), Bay Voyage ($3.50 to $4.50) and the James Shores Motel ($9
RESTAURANT in Newport is Christie's off Thames St. This is a good place—right
on the water, good drinks, good sea food. You can also get a good meal at the
huge, rambling Shamrock Cliff, at the Castle Hill Hotel (no liquor) and Cliff
Walk Manor, all on Ocean Drive. The Viking Hotel, just up the hill from the
Newport Shipyard, has a dining room, breakfast room and a good bar downstairs.
The Muenchinger-King across the street has a dining room and bar.
The best spot
from which to see the races will be aboard one of the big SPECTATOR BOATS. The
Arosa Star, an ocean liner of 7,119 tons, with a generous allotment of cocktail
bars and dining room, offers eight days' accommodations for $155 to $410, plus
tax; a 24-hour cruise, $35; or daily excursion, including lunch and chair, for
$15, plus tax. Reservations through Travel, Inc., Providence or Newport and
also at Male Travel in New York. The tenders for the Arosa Star will leave from
Waites Wharf, Newport up until noon and there will be parking at Waites for 300
cars ($2.50 for 24 hours). The Boston Belle (1,049 tons, cocktail lounge and
restaurant on board) will sail daily from Long Wharf, Newport at 9 a.m.; price
per passenger: $15, plus tax. Reservations must be made by September 10 through
Wilson Line offices in Boston and New York. The Viking, an excursion boat, will
leave Newport each morning at 9 a.m.; fare $20. For reservations phone Viking
If you want to
CHARTER a boat—and take a chance on having your view blocked by larger
boats—information on available charters can be obtained through Newport Chamber
of Commerce and Vets Majestic Cab, Newport. Costs average $100 a day for small
boats carrying 6 to 8 persons, $20 a day per person for larger boats. If you
anchor or moor in Newport, either on a chartered vessel or in YOUR OWN BOAT,
best dock service is at Newport Shipyard, Christie's, and the Moorings.
PROVISIONS through Stevens Delicatessen, which delivers anywhere in the
If you are coming
to the races by boat and don't want to take a chance on anchoring and taking
potluck on a rooming house, the best bet is to head for one of the nearby
Across the East
Passage from Newport. DOCK SPACE: Wharton's Shipyard, five boats; gas, water.
MOORINGS: off Wharton's, 10 boats, $25, if you stay through the entire cup
series. PROVISIONS: best through Stevens Delicatessen.