Races and Regattas

Races and Regattas

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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Stormy First Night Ahead for Transatlantic Race 2019 Fleet

By Chris Szepessy

Stormy First Night Ahead for Transatlantic Race 2019 Fleet

NEWPORT, R.I. — At 1600 hours ET, four and a half hours after the final start of the Transatlantic Race 2019, the fleet of 13 yachts was south of Martha’s Vineyard and was beating in 15 to 20 knots of south/southeasterly wind towards the first virtual mark south of Nantucket Shoals, led by the three largest boats, SHK Scallywag (Dovell 100), Wizard (Juan K VO70) and Aegir(Rogers 82). VIEWThe YB Race Tracker Based on weather forecasts, the race is shaping up to be…

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Marion Bermuda Race Wrap up

By Chris Szepessy

Marion Bermuda Race Wrap up

By Talbot Wilson Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) BERMUDA, June 23, 2019:  The 2019 Marion Bermuda Race is in the books. Thirty-nine Founders Division entries and two Classic Division boats lined up for their starts in Buzzards Bay on Friday, June 14. One of the classics failed to start, but sailed with the fleet heading south in Buzzards Bay for the finish in Bermuda and the hospitality of the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club.   The race…

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Sail Newport Hosting JFest New England Regatta August 9-11

By Chris Szepessy

Sail Newport Hosting JFest New England Regatta August 9-11

The third annual JFest New England Regatta will be hosted by Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island August 9 -11. This highlight of the summer racing calendar is open to all J Boat owners, crew and enthusiasts. Racing will take place in the beautiful waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. This exciting weekend of racing will kick off Friday, August 9 with skippers meeting and a local sailing and weather brief by one of JFest’s…

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The Atlantic Cup is Back!

By Chris Szepessy

The Atlantic Cup is Back!

NEWPORT, RI (June 19, 2019) – Manuka Sports Event Management announced today 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 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. The 2020 Atlantic Cup will start…

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Kiwi Spirit: A Family Scratch Boat for the Marion-Bermuda Race

By Chris Szepessy

Kiwi Spirit: A Family Scratch Boat for the Marion-Bermuda Race

By Talbot Wilson Marion MA, June 12, 2019: The Class ‘A’ boats in the 2019 Marion-Bermuda Race, which starts Friday, June 14, hope that the new handicapping ‘Anti-Bias’ adjustment added to this edition of the race will give them a better chance of winning the Founders Trophy for first place on corrected time. However that settles out, they still have their sights set on the Blue Water Sailing Club Board of Governors Trophy for shortest elapsed time for the 645-nautical…

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All Bows Point Toward Newport for the 165th NYYC Annual Regatta

By Chris Szepessy

All Bows Point Toward Newport for the 165th NYYC Annual Regatta

  By Stuart Streuli   NEWPORT, RI. June 11, 2019 — The return of the Swan American Regatta and the inaugural season of racing in the new Melges IC37 fleet are two of the many reasons why the 165th edition of the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta is seeing a significant upswing in entries. With just shy of 150 entries, and a few days still remaining until the first gun, this year’s running of North America’s…

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