Vanguard Sailboats Inc., manufacturer of the Sunfish sailboat, will be hosting a 50th anniversary celebration for the Sunfish sailboat in Newport, R.I., Sept. 9.

The celebration will begin with a sailing trip and finish with a barbecue party. At the party, Vanguard will unveil a 50th anniversary boat celebrating 50 years of the Sunfish. There will also be photographs and written testimonials of the Sunfish on display at the party.

Registration forms are available from Vanguard Sailboats at 200 Highpoint Ave., Portsmouth, RI 02871, (800) 966-SAIL, or its website at Details of activities and a list of accommodations will be released within the next month.

Vanguard Sailboats is the world's leading manufacturer of small sailboats, including the world-renowned Sunfish and Laser. For more information on Vanguard or its Sunfish 50th celebration, contact Andy Sauer at(203) 469-6900, ext. 127, or< !a href="">