Races and Regattas

Races and Regattas

The Manhasset Bay Challenge Cup Stays at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club

By Chris Szepessy

The Manhasset Bay Challenge Cup Stays at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club

The Manhasset Bay Challenge Cup stays at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Port Washington, New York…but not for the reason the locals were hoping for. After a valiant attempt by PRO Paul Nardone, Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, the two-day event did not comply with the Deed of Gift, drafted in December 1902. Needing three races to complete the regatta, one race was finally sailed and on the books by end of the day Saturday. As several teams…

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Julio Reguero and his Team Win the Fifth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta

By Sam Crichton

Julio Reguero and his Team Win the Fifth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta

The fifth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta for sailors with disabilities was hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, NY over the weekend of September 9-11 with fifteen sailors from across the US and the Caribbean sailing.   Since its inception in 2016, four of the five skippers racing this year have raced at a Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta.  This year’s edition was a challenge with Mother Nature making racing difficult with a limited sailable breeze over the two…

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The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta is September 9 -11

By Chris Szepessy

The Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta is September 9 -11

Sailors return to Oyster Bay for the fifth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta Newport, R.I. (September 1, 2022) – After a COVID hiatus the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta will return to Oyster Bay, New York for the fifth edition September 9-11.  This year Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club joins Oakcliff as host club.  “We are thrilled to be returning to Oyster Bay and partnering for the fifth time with Oakcliff Sailing and for the  addition of Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club as the…

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Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta 2022: Registration is Open!

By Chris Szepessy

Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta 2022: Registration is Open!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!https://stormtrysail.org/regattas/intercollegiate-regatta/team-registration/ October 7, 8, 9, 2022     Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, NY  Dear Intercollegiate Offshore Sailors, Welcome to the 2022 Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta.  We hope you had a great summer and got a lot of great sailing in.   This is your invitation to the 2022 IOR Regatta.  Please have your person in charge (PIC) go out to the above website to register your team.  If you are a school bringing more than one team…

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Sail for Hope on September 11 to Raise Funds for Three Charities

By Chris Szepessy

Sail for Hope on September 11 to Raise Funds for Three Charities

NEWPORT, RI (August 25, 2022) – On Sunday, September 11, local sailors plan to race around Conanicut Island in the Sail for Hope. The annual race around Jamestown is a fundraiser to benefit World Central Kitchen Ukraine relief, Save the Children’s Emergency Fund and Sail Newport’s new after-school Marine Exploration Program for Thompson Middle School.  The event was founded in 2001 as “Sail for Pride” in the weeks following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Twenty-one years later, the sailing community still gathers every…

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Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge

By Chris Szepessy

Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge

On Saturday, August 13, the annual Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta was back in Sag Harbor, New York after a two-year hiatus and Sag Harbor celebrated the event in style with an all day Caribbean Festival at John Steinbeck Waterfront Park, complete with steel drum bands, craft vendors and artisans, stilt walkers and local musicians. Nineteen boats competed this year for the biggest amateur sailing prize in the Northeast- an all-expense paid trip to participate in…

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Team Argo Crushes Newport Bermuda Race Record

By Chris Szepessy

Team Argo Crushes Newport Bermuda Race Record

MOD70 trimaran is the first Saturday finisher in history of storied race HAMILTON, Bermuda (June 19, 2022)—Jason Carroll (New York City) and the crew of the MOD70 Argo outran every elapsed-time record associated with the Newport Bermuda Race when they completed the 52nd edition Saturday night at 2320:09 (ADT). Argo’s elapsed time of 33 hours, 0 minutes and 09 seconds is more than 30 hours faster than Carroll’s Gunboat 62 Elvis set in the first multihull division in the 2018 Bermuda…

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IC37 Class Kicks Off Most Competitive Season Yet at NYYC 168th Annual Regatta

By Stuart Streuli

IC37 Class Kicks Off Most Competitive Season Yet at NYYC 168th Annual Regatta

Ready or Not, IC37 Class Jumps into Most Competitive Season Yet Newport, R.I. — The 2022 summer season for the IC37 class officially starts on Friday, June 10 with Day 1 of the New York Yacht Club’s 168th Annual Regatta. But the half of the fleet that sat out last weekend’s training session is already behind, according to IC37 class coach Moose McClintock. “The guys that didn’t sail last weekend, they’re going to be at a disadvantage not…

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Sailonline to provide virtual race mirroring the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race

By Chris Szepessy

Sailonline to provide virtual race mirroring the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race

Virtual competitors in the 2022 Online Newport Bermuda Race can choose to compete in any one of four divisions NEWPORT, RI (June 8, 2022)—The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (comprised of members of the Cruising Yacht Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club) has teamed with Sailonline, a community-owned navigation-simulator game, to provide a virtual race that will mirror the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race, scheduled to start Friday, June 17. The 2022 Online Newport Bermuda Race offered…

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Boston College Wins Women’s Fleet Race Nationals

By Chris Szepessy

Boston College Wins Women’s Fleet Race Nationals

New Orleans, LA (May 26, 2022) – After four days of racing on Lake Pontchartrain with tricky conditions and thunderstorms threatening a shortened Championship, Boston College came away victorious for the College Sailing Women’s National Fleet Racing Championship. Overall Standings:1. Boston College 2. Yale University 3. Stanford University 4. Harvard University 5. Brown University 6. Tulane University 7. United States Naval Academy8. Cornell University 9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10. Bowdoin College11. Dartmouth College 12. Jacksonville University 13. University of Pennsylvania 14. Georgetown University 15. United States Coast Guard Academy 16….

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