Rhode Island lawmakers want the competition for the world's most coveted sailing trophy to return to Newport.
House lawmakers plan to vote Tuesday on a resolution asking Oracle Corp. chief executive Larry Ellison to bring the America's Cup regatta back to Newport, a summer resort for industrial age magnates.
A team sponsored by Oracle won the latest race, meaning Ellison gets to pick where it will be held next. Ellison has said he is considering Newport, San Francisco, San Diego and Valencia, Spain.
Newport hosted the races from 1930 to 1983 and describes itself the sailing capital of the United States. Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri (kuh-CHEHR'-ee) has sent a letter to Ellison asking him to return the regatta to Narragansett Bay.