Races and Regattas

Races and Regattas

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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Preview of 75th Block Island Race – Largest Fleet in a Decade

By Chris Szepessy

Preview of 75th Block Island Race – Largest Fleet in a Decade

LARCHMONT N.Y. –  Our friends at the Storm Trysail Club is getting ready for the largest fleet in well over a decade with 86 boats set to take the starting line on Friday, May 27, 2022. The annual 186nm race starts and ends off Stamford, Conn. and takes the crews down Long Island Sound and around Block Island. This is the third attempt to run the 75th edition after cancellations due to the pandemic in 2020 and extreme weather in 2021 kept the…

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All Types Signing Up for Edgartown Race Weekend

By Barby MacGowan

All Types Signing Up for Edgartown Race Weekend

EDGARTOWN, MASS. (May 24, 2022) – Edgartown Race Weekend, scheduled for June 23-25, has attracted 66 entries to date and, as usual, promises fierce but fun competition among teams of all sizes and calibers from around the U.S. and internationally. Held each summer on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, the Thursday-Saturday event features as its centerpiece the 55 nautical-mile ’Round-the-Island (‘RTI) Race – one of yacht racing’s oldest distance events – on Saturday morning, starting at 8…

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Tulane Wins 2022 ICSA Open Dinghy National Championship on Home Waters

By Chris Szepessy

Tulane Wins 2022 ICSA Open Dinghy National Championship on Home Waters

New Orleans, LA (May 22, 2022) – After four days of racing on Lake Pontchartrain with tricky conditions and thunderstorms threatening a shortened Championship, Tulane University came away victorious on their home waters with their first Fleet Racing National Champion title in 49 years and their second in program history. Overall Final Standings:1. Tulane University2. Yale University 3. Brown University 4. Dartmouth College5. Stanford University6. United States Naval Academy7. Georgetown University8. Boston College9. Tufts University10. Harvard University11. Hobart and William Smith…

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Warrior Sailing Charleston Race Week Recap!

By chris.szepessy

Warrior Sailing Charleston Race Week Recap!

“Warrior Sailing’s 5th consecutive participation in the country’s largest keelboat regatta, Charleston Race Week, once again proved to be a fantastic venue and event!  For the 12 warriors that attended, we raced onboard two USMMA Sailing Foundation vessels in the pursuit offshore class,” said Ben Poucher, Warrior Sailing Program Director. “The Swan 44 Helios, managed by warrior Bo Darlington, was sailed by a Warrior sailing graduate crew down from Annapolis to participate in Race Week as part of a 4-day…

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Yale University Wins 2022 College Sailing Team Race National Championship

By Chris Szepessy

Yale University Wins 2022 College Sailing Team Race National Championship

NEW ORLEANS, LA (May 18, 2022) – Racing concluded at the College Sailing Team Race National Championship on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans hosted by Tulane University with support from Southern Yacht Club and Community Sailing New Orleans. Sixteen of the best college teams across the nation qualified to compete in this event for the Walter C. Wood Trophy, awarded to the winning team. The Yale Bulldogs walked away with the title and an impressive record of 22-3.When…

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Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta and Post-Regatta Party at Mystic Shipyard June 18

By Chris Szepessy

Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta and Post-Regatta Party at Mystic Shipyard June 18

Come & Celebrate with Sails Up 4 Cancer Sponsored by Mystic River Yacht Club, the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta is open to all, from serious racers vying for Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association points as well as weekend cruisers and daysailors. This regatta is meant to be fun while supporting a great cause. Racing begins on the water in Fishers Island Sound in the vicinity of Seaflower Reef at 12pm. Registration is $50/yacht & includes four tickets…

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