Races and Regattas

Races and Regattas

The Oakcliff Harvest Regatta is Back!

By Chris Szepessy

The Oakcliff Harvest Regatta is Back!

Our friends at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, New York are celebrating the end of a strange year by digging back into their history and reviving the Harvest Regatta for Oakcliff Supporters on Saturday, October 10.  It will be just like a normal Supporter Open Sail running from 12pm – 5pm, but with a fun twist. At 2pm, sailors will gather at Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club and sail the “Classics course” – starting off of Seawanhaka’s green…

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Sail Like a Dane!

By Chris Szepessy

Sail Like a Dane!

Our friends at Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, Connecticut hosted the 55th edition of one of the best events on Long Island Sound, the Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race, on September 13. Rick Bannerot of On the Fly Photography shot these great photos, and Race Chairman Ove Haxthausen reports. Vikings Ho! By Ove Haxthausen, Race Chairman On Sunday, September 13 at 10.25 AM, Principal Race Officer (PRO) Ray Redniss aboard On The Line sounded the first signal of…

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Long Island Sound Championships are September 19 & 20

By Chris Szepessy

Long Island Sound Championships are September 19 & 20

Our friends at the Storm Trysail Club and Riverside Yacht Club in Greenwich, Connecticut are co-hosting the annual Long Island Sound Championships on September 19 & 20. This regatta is open to PHRF-rated boats, as well as a number of one-designs including J/105s and J/88s. Other one-design classes may be added as entries permit. In addition, a Navigators course (around government marks) will be available for Plus1 entries.  Twenty-two boats have entered, and as the season is drawing to…

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The Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta Presented by Bristol Marine is August 28-30

By Chris Szepessy

The Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta Presented by Bristol Marine is August 28-30

Our friends at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island are hosting the 2020 Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta (and Newport-to-Bristol Feeder Race) from Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30. With sponsorship from Presenting Sponsor Bristol Marine as well as Gowrie Group, Pure Insurance, and American Cruise Lines, this event is part of the CYOA Classic Yachts Challenge Series. “We’re looking forward to welcoming the fleet to Bristol!” said Bill Lynn, President & Executive Director of…

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Tight Racing from the Trainees to the Top at Oakcliff Grade 4

By Chris Szepessy

Tight Racing from the Trainees to the Top at Oakcliff Grade 4

By Lexi Pline, Oakcliff Sailing MarComm Manager August 2, 2020 (OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK) – Hot off a win at last week’s Grade 3, Doug Shannon went undefeated at this week’s Grade 4, with Jim McNally taking second and Brendan Feeny taking third place. But the real story is the match racing prowess of the two boats crewed entirely by Oakcliff trainees, all of whom began match racing two weeks ago. Acorn Sam Rifkind-Brown, who gave Shannon…

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11th Hour Racing Team Adds America’s Cup Winner and Former Ocean Race Champion to Transatlantic Sail

By Chris Szepessy

11th Hour Racing Team Adds America’s Cup Winner and Former Ocean Race Champion to Transatlantic Sail

July 31, 2020 (Newport, Rhode Island) – 11th Hour Racing Team announced the addition of several high-profile sailors to its training crew this week with five-time Ocean Race veteran Simon Fisher (UK) joining the team in France, along with past America’s Cup and SailGP winner Kyle Langford (AUS) and 2017-18 Ocean Race participant Emily Nagel (Bermuda).  The trio has come together in Brittany with Skipper Charlie Enright, onboard reporter Amory Ross and Justin Shaffer, who oversees special projects, to prepare for the team’s upcoming transatlantic. The departure…

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Ida Lewis Distance Race Offers Inshore (Non-Overnight) Course

By Barby MacGowan

Ida Lewis Distance Race Offers Inshore (Non-Overnight) Course

With COVID-19 effecting travel and gatherings this summer, the Ida Lewis Distance Race presented by Jeanneau America and scheduled for Saturday, August 15, is offering an option for teams to race within Narragansett Bay, thus making it unnecessary to go offshore on the race’s traditional overnight coastal courses. “Our course options this year have been designed to meet the requirements of Rhode Island regulations for Phase 2 or Phase 3,” said Race Director Bill O’Hanley. “The focus is getting families and…

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4th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta Is On August 21-23

By Ron Weiss

4th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta Is On August 21-23

Marblehead, MA –  The 4th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta (named after famed Marblehead hero, America’s Cup winner, National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee, and STC member) Ted Hood, is scheduled for August 21 – 23.  While we are hopeful, as befitting an organization very much focused on safety, we will also be cautious, vigilant, and closely following the Massachusett’s COVID-19 guidelines. The NOR and race information can be found at tedhoodregatta.com.   The regatta’s roots go back to the…

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2020 Edition Will See Changes, But It’s Still Good News for Edgartown Race Weekend

By Barby MacGowan

2020 Edition Will See Changes, But It’s Still Good News for Edgartown Race Weekend

EDGARTOWN, MASS. (July 2, 2020) – The Edgartown Yacht Club has cancelled the buoy racing segment of its annual Edgartown Race Weekend; however, it will still host the 82ndrunning of its signature ‘Round-the-Island (’RTI) race on August 1 in addition to the newer ‘Round-the-Sound (’RTS) event the same day. The ’RTI, which began in 1938 and counts as one of America’s oldest distance races, tracks 56 nautical miles around Martha’s Vineyard, while the ’RTS, inaugurated in 2018, gives…

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The Tradition Will Continue: New York Yacht Club’s 166th Annual Regatta Set for August 28 to 30

By Stuart Streuli

The Tradition Will Continue: New York Yacht Club’s 166th Annual Regatta Set for August 28 to 30

      The most enduring event in North American sailing got off to an inauspicious start on July 16, 1846. Beset by light air, Louis Depau’s 44-ton sloop Mist was the only one of 14 starters to finish the first race of the New York Yacht Club’s inaugural Annual Regatta. A second race, two days later, proved more successful with Commodore John Cox Stevens’ Gimcrack taking line honors and Hornet, owned by A. Barker, winning on…

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