Races and Regattas

Races and Regattas

12 Metre World Championship Returns to Newport, Rhode Island in 2022

By Barby MacGowan

12 Metre World Championship Returns to Newport, Rhode Island in 2022

Historic America’s Cup Defenders and Iconic Sailing Conditions Converge NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, USA (December 2, 2020) – Following the resounding success of the 2019 12mR World Championship held in Newport, R.I., the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) has again selected America’s City by the Sea as the venue for the 2022 12mR World Championship. “We expect an enthusiastic response and a strong turnout by our dedicated 12mR fleet members who always relish sailing out of Newport,” said ITMA President Paul…

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Notice of Race Issued for Storm Trysail Club’s 29th Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville

By Chris Szepessy

Notice of Race Issued for Storm Trysail Club’s 29th Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville

Held from June 21 -25, 2021, racing fleets include ORC, PHRF, Classics, Multi-Hull, and Performance Cruising Classes Larchmont, NY – The Notice of Race for the  29th Edition of the biennial Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville has just been issued by Storm Trysail Club Rear Commodore and STC-BIRW 2021 Event Chair Ray Redniss.  Redniss reports, “Obviously planning for a week-long regatta in the midst of pandemic uncertainty is a challenge.  So, we are thrilled Margaritaville is…

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World Class Sailors Come Together for Oakcliff Doublehanded Offshore Race

By Chris Szepessy

World Class Sailors Come Together for Oakcliff Doublehanded Offshore Race

October 16, 2020 (Oyster Bay, New York) – Oakcliff Sailing’s second Doublehanded Offshore Race of 2020 was won by Ethan Johnson and Barbara “Basia” Karpinska in the toughest race yet. Johnson, Oakcliff’s Training Director, also won the inaugural Doublehanded Offshore Event in 2019. “It feels great to come back and win this event for the second time,” said Johnson. “We were able to manage our sleep and nutrition well, allowing us to stay alert and focused throughout…

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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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