Races and Regattas

Races and Regattas

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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Jeanneau America Becomes Presenting Partner of Ida Lewis Distance Race

By Barby MacGowan

Jeanneau America Becomes Presenting Partner of Ida Lewis Distance Race

Double-Handed Racing and Friendly Fun Will Have Renewed Emphasis By Barby MacGowan, MediaPro International The annual Ida Lewis Distance Race, scheduled for its 16th edition starting Saturday, August 15, has announced that Jeanneau America is the event’s new Presenting Partner. The news comes on the heels of the race changing its start date from Friday to Saturday to better accommodate an inclusive weekend schedule and coincides with other exciting changes for the event, including a Mixed (co-ed) Double-Handed class added…

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The 31st New England 100 Will Honor Sandra Tartaglino

By Chris Szepessy

The 31st New England 100 Will Honor Sandra Tartaglino

Since 1990, the New England 100 has been a main summer event for multihull sailors.  A “mini Worrell 1000,” the 100 provides a great test of speed, skill, and toughness covering 100 miles over two days on Narragansett Bay.  The regatta is open to all non-singlehanded beach catamarans and race organizers have been following the current guidelines for hosting events closely.  Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island will host the 31st Annual New England 100 on August 15 &…

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Doublehanded Race Around Stratford Shoal is Saturday, May 23

By Chris Szepessy

Doublehanded Race Around Stratford Shoal is Saturday, May 23

Editor’s note:  Here’s a message about a new doublehanded “pick-up game” race from our friend Adam Loory: Fellow Doublehanded Social Distance Racers, Saturday’s race is coming together and the weather looks like it will cooperate. Below is a list of the 21 boats that have told me they will be sailing on Saturday, May 23 for our race around Stratford Shoal. The fleet will be divided into two classes. Class 1 has boats rating 66 and slower….

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The 75th Block Island Race is Postponed Until 2021

By Chris Szepessy

The 75th Block Island Race is Postponed Until 2021

Our friends at the Storm Trysail Club have announced that the 75th running of their Block Island Race, which had been tentatively bumped from its original starting date of May 22 to June 19, 2020, is now postponed until May 28, 2021. “The timing of this decision is driven by a variety of health and safety, logistical, and practical factors,” said Ron Weiss, Chair of the Storm Trysail Club Sponsorship and Communications Committee. “Although nothing is certain…

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Storm Trysail Club’s 75th Block Island Race Rescheduled

By Chris Szepessy

Storm Trysail Club’s 75th Block Island Race Rescheduled

Editor’s note: Here’s an important message from our friends at the Storm Trysail Club: Storm Trysail Club has been monitoring conditions since our last communication about the 75th Block Island Race.   At this time we have decided to postpone the start from May 22 to Friday, June 19 – the original scheduled start date for the Newport Bermuda Race.   We sympathize with the CCA and RBYC for what must have been a difficult – and we are…

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Young American Sailing Academy Seeks Co-Skippers for the Mixed Double-Handed Division of the Newport Bermuda Race

By Chris Szepessy

Young American Sailing Academy Seeks Co-Skippers for the Mixed Double-Handed Division of the Newport Bermuda Race

Mission The Young American Sailing Academy (YASA) is seeking interested sailors to join the YASA sailing team and participate in a mixed double-handed offshore program. The first step of this program is sailing the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race as mixed double-handed entries. Do you have the passion and the skills to be part of a winning team, sailing mixed double-handed offshore for three to four demanding days? If this is your calling, please apply with YASA. Newport…

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Third time’s the charm for winners of the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta

By Sam Crichton

Third time’s the charm for winners of the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta

Sailors with disabilities competed in the fourth Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta, which was co-hosted by Sagamore Yacht Club and Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, New York September 20 – 22, and there is a new team crowned the winners, Sarah Everhart Skeels (Little Compton, RI) and her crew of Cindy Walker (Falmouth, MA) and Spencer Raggio (Malta, NY). In the finals, Pauline Dowell got a penalty in the prestart against Sarah Everhart Skeels. Dowell put Skeels…

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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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