Races and Regattas

Races and Regattas

Royal Sydney Shines on Challenging Final Day and Takes the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Down Under

By Stuart Streuli

Royal Sydney Shines on Challenging Final Day and Takes the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Down Under

It all came down to the final race, as it should. Two teams of accomplished and motivated amateur sailors from opposite corners of the globe battling on a lumpy, windy Narragansett Bay for one of Corinthian sailing’s most prized trophies, the 2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and San Diego Yacht Club started the 12th and final race separated by six points, which was anything but a safe margin in this…

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Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is September 10 – 14

By Stuart Streuli

Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is September 10 – 14

Amateur teams representing 20 of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world have gathered in Newport, Rhode Island for the 2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. This biennial regatta is one of the most prestigious Corinthian competitions in the sport of sailing. The winner receives a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date timepiece and the right to display the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup travel trophy in their clubhouse for the next two years. The regatta…

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Courageous Wins the Inaugural ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoints Series

By Barby MacGowan

Courageous Wins the Inaugural ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoints Series

By Barby MacGowan, Media Pro International In the International Twelve Metre Association’s first-ever ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoints Series, it came down to the last day of the last regatta – the 2019 12 Metre World Championship held over July 8-13 in Newport, Rhode Island – to determine Courageous (US-26) as the overall Series winner. Introduced in 2017 to help build 12 Metre competition in the Northern Europe, Southern Europe and Americas fleets, the Waypoints Series tallied scores posted by forty 12…

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Noroton Reclaims Top Spot at Hinman Team Race

By Chris Szepessy

Noroton Reclaims Top Spot at Hinman Team Race

Winning its final four races in the Hinman Masters Team Race put the crew from Noroton Yacht Club (Darien, Connecticut) in a strong position for the overall title, but it didn’t quite seal the deal. With Noroton done for the day and resting on 14 wins from 21 races, the outcome of the regatta hung on a race featuring the squad representing the host New York Yacht Club and the defending champion Southern Yacht Club from New…

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Duck Island Yacht Club Wins the Essex Rum Challenge Club Trophy

By Chris Szepessy

Duck Island Yacht Club Wins the Essex Rum Challenge Club Trophy

D The team representing Duck Island Yacht Club in Westbrook, Connecticut won Essex Yacht Club’s new trophy by defeating teams from the Off Soundings Club, Essex Yacht Club, and Essex Corinthian Yacht Club. The trophy was awarded on Saturday, July 27 during the awards ceremony for the Essex Rum Challenge Regatta, which is an annual event in late July. The Essex Rum Challenge Regatta is an Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA) sanctioned event and is one of…

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Invitations are open for the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

Invitations are open for the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta

Invitations are open for the fourth annual Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta for skippers with adaptive needs on September 19 – 22, in Oyster Bay, New York.  The event is hosted by Oakcliff Sailing and Sagamore Yacht Club, with Sonars provided by the WaterFront Center.  Spaces for this highly popular clinic and regatta are filling fast. Interested sailors can learn more or apply for an invitation here. If you have questions, you can contact Oakcliff Race Program…

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The Next Atlantic Cup Starts June 10, 2020

By Chris Szepessy

The Next Atlantic Cup Starts June 10, 2020

Our friends at Manuka Sports Event Management in Newport, Rhode Island have announced the seventh edition of the Atlantic Cup. The longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic dedicated to the Class40 will start from Charleston, South Carolina on June 10, 2020 and culminate the weekend of June 20 & 21 in Portland, Maine. Defending 2018 champion Eärendil (pictured) has confirmed their entry, along with three other teams with many more expressing interest. In addition, Sea Bags Maine will return as an official sponsor….

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The Eighteenth Annual Red Lobdell Memorial Regatta is July 27

By Chris Szepessy

The Eighteenth Annual Red Lobdell Memorial Regatta is July 27

Our friends at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club (SHYC) in Stonington, Connecticut are hosting the 18th Annual Red Lobdell Regatta on Saturday, July 27.  A race for everyone who LOVES sailing, this event, honors the memory of Francis “Red” Lobdell, an avid sailor who loved cruising the waters from New Jersey to Maine.   Red’s son Spike Lobdell dedicated this race to his father after he passed away in 2002.  The annual race continues to memorialize Red’s love…

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Newport Trophy Regatta Showdown Won by Columbia, Challenge XII and New Zealand

By Barby MacGowan

Newport Trophy Regatta Showdown Won by Columbia, Challenge XII and New Zealand

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 30, 2019) — The Newport Trophy Regatta, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and held this weekend (June 29-30) for ten 12 Metres, gave a sneak preview of the intense racing to come in July’s 12 Metre World Championship, where 21 of the historic boats will compete. The regatta was started by Ida Lewis Yacht Club during Newport’s America’s Cup days as a fleet-racing competition for all eliminated would-be defenders and challengers for the America’s Cup….

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Newport Trophy Regatta for 12 Metres Begins This Weekend

By Barby MacGowan

Newport Trophy Regatta for 12 Metres Begins This Weekend

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 24, 2019) – As an important lead up to the 12 Metre World Championship in July, the Newport Trophy Regatta will take place off Newport, R.I. over the weekend of June 29-30. Hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the 12 Metre-only event provides one of the last formal opportunities for teams to fine-tune skills and also counts toward standings in the global ROAD TO THE WORLDS WAYPOINTS Series, which has helped build competition in the Northern Europe, Southern Europe…

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