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Archived News: 2015

NYYC15df 3172 Web The morning air reverberated with the sound of cannon fire and boat horns as the international fleet, battle flags flying, paraded around Newport harbor and past the main dock of the New York Yacht Club where supporters were gathered to cheer them on for the final day of the 2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Read more...

RTYC hoist Web September in New England offers some of the best sailing weather of the year – and so it was last week in Newport, Rhode Island, a favorite venue among sailors worldwide. With its rich history of America’s Cup racing and, more recently, with the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court hosting a number of iconic races, including the 2015 Transatlantic Race, the 161st Annual Regatta, and the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup – the club is a centerpiece of yacht racing activity. Read more...

downwind day1 Few events can rival the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup: the racing is fiercely competitive and technical; demanding split-second precision and teamwork. These attributes align with the values of Rolex, which has partnered with New York Yacht Club since the 1950s to support high-caliber yachting events. Read more...

RCYC Winners 700by500 It is a testament to the ideals of Corinthian competition, and the camaraderie associated with the sport that for the fourth edition of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, six of the 17 entered yacht club teams will be welcomed back as four-time veterans of this highly-regarded event. Read more...

day3 downwind A day of intense racing on Rhode Island Sound marked the mid-point of the 2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. The south-south west breeze filled in early in the day, which allowed three races to be sailed in 8-10 knots by the international fleet. Read more...

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To avoid the foggy conditions enveloping Newport on the penultimate day of racing for the 2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, the fleet was sent up Narragansett Bay where 8-12 knots of breeze allowed the race committee to run three races. After three days of racing on Rhode Island Sound, moving the race course inside the Bay played to the strengths of the four American teams:  California’s Newport Harbor Yacht Club and Marblehead’s Eastern Yacht Club each won their first race of the series, while Seattle and New York Yacht Clubs had consistent results. Read more...

c40139d3 32bf 4093 ad3d 9109fff01555 NEWPORT, R.I. — Cinderella's second trip to the ball didn't have a fairy tale ending. Last year, Newport Harbor Yacht Club took a circuitous route to wining the Morgan Cup, squeaking into the knock-out round after struggling in the round robin and becoming just the third yacht club to win the coveted keelboat team racing regatta. Read more...

DSC 3829 August is team-racing season at the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court, in Newport, R.I. Over the course of three weekends, the Club will host a trio of prestigious team racing regattas featuring teams from some of the oldest yacht clubs in the country. The competitors will include Olympians, world champions, college sailors of the year and numerous collegiate All-America selections. Read more...

DSC 0129 Web 700 The competition at the grandmasters' level continues to improve. But for the fifth time in the six-year history of the New York Yacht Club Grandmasters Team Race Regatta—the 2011 event was canceled due to Hurricane Irene—Noroton Yacht Club managed to stay one step ahead. Read more...

36312 0 2 photo NYYC15df 1353 web This Sunday, yachting enthusiasts and casual sailing fans around the United States will have a chance to experience from the comfort of their living room the excitement, drama and pageantry of the 2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. An hour-long program, produced by Emmy-winning producer Gary Jobson, will air on Sunday, October 11, at 5 p. Read more...

S42Nats SYC DW Web Seven years ago when New York Yacht Club announced it would launch a new sailing event – the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup – it was the latest innovative move by an organization that has been at the forefront of the sport since the mid-1850s. The club’s heritage encompasses notable events such as the America’s Cup and Transatlantic Races, as well as the creation of eight one-design classes. Read more...

italy PR In life there are few guarantees. In sport of sailing, however, an association with Rolex is a seal of authenticity that guarantees that both on and off the water an event – such as the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup – is prepared for with meticulous attention to detail. Read more...



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