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belle NEWPORT, R.I. -- When you're sailing in a fleet of state-of-the-art 72-footers manned by some of the world's top sailors, there is never an easy button in sight. That said, for skipper Hap Fauth, tactician Terry Hutchinson and the rest of the Bella Mente team, the inaugural Maxi72 North American Championship, was a very challenging regatta, full of enough twists and turns to keep a professional wind whisperer up for many a night. Read more...

Rolex YoY Awards New York, N.Y. (March 3, 2016) – Steve Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, and Annie Haeger, an Olympic hopeful, today were presented the US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards for 2015. Read more...

IRC2 WindwardMark Web For the crew on the U.S. Naval Academy's Wahoo, the journey to the top of the podium of IRC 2 in the 162nd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex started in the latter stages of winter. Read more...

160914 TODD 1279 Web NEWPORT, R.I. (September 14, 2016) — It was a tale of two fleets on Day 1 of the 2016 Resolute Cup, A Corinthian Championship for U.S. Yacht Clubs. In the Red Group, which spend the day ripping around Narragansett Bay on the speedy Melges 20s, the wheat quickly separated from the chaff, with a handful of teams assembling very strong score lines through five races and setting themselves up to be in the top 5 after the end of the qualifying series tomorrow. Read more...

Anne Haeger Rio NYYCBurgee Credit Will Ricketson USSailing For the second straight year, Club members claimed both of the top individual honors in sailing in the United States. Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger were named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. Read more...

Fishing Bay 2016 USQS C 1004 NEWPORT, R.I. (April 28, 2016) — Scott Young has long enjoyed the plug-and-play simplicity of provided-boat regattas such as the 2016 Resolute Cup. And, apparently, the feeling is mutual. Read more...

12 Metres Courageous Web NEWPORT, R.I. (July 9, 2016) -- Sailing in light and shifty conditions often requires courage, just not usually of the physical variety. When the wind is in the single digits, there’s little fear of personal injury or of falling overboard. Read more...

160916 TODD 0301   NEWPORT, R.I. (September 16, 2016) — In many respects, Marcus Eagan has been here before. He's a veteran Melges 20 skipper and no stranger to success on the grand stage, having finished second in the class's 2013 world championship. Read more...

160915 TODD 0163 Web NEWPORT, R.I. (September 15, 2016) — The 2016 Resolute Cup is only half over, but Jay Mills and the rest of the team from Shelter Island (N.Y.) Yacht Club (above) have plenty of reason to celebrate. After 12 up-and-down races they were the final team from the Blue Group to qualify for the Gold Fleet, which means they have some good news to report back to the membership of the SIYC in Eastern Long Island. Read more...

93e20bf9 286d 4287 ae0e 108305f585ee NEWPORT, R.I. (July 15, 2016) — Dan Cheresh and his team should've started Day 3 of the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex with a strong lead in the nine-boat C&C 30 One-Design class. They won two of three races on Day 1, and crossed the line first after Day 2's lap of Conanicut Island. Read more...

160917 TODD 0226 2 web NEWPORT, R.I. (September 17, 2016) — The competition for the 2016 Resolute Cup, a Corinthian Championship for U.S. Yacht Clubs, ended long before the final race. The team from Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, La. Read more...

NYYCAR16df 1181 web NEWPORT, R.I. – Tom Sutton and Stephanie Roble were two of the more than 1,000 sailors who competed at the New York Yacht Club’s 162nd Annual Regatta Presented by Rolex. Read more...

706aaf5c 1cd9 4325 976c 28d7e0111f39 NEWPORT, R.I. (August 15, 2016) — In becoming the first female skipper to win the Queen's Cup, one of the New York Yacht Club's most prestigious yachting trophies, Heidi Benjamin relied on her yacht, her crew and two distinct sources of inspiration. Read more...

drewbie web NEWPORT, R.I. (September 8, 2016) — Among the 11 yacht clubs that will be competing for the first time in the Resolute Cup, a Corinthian championship for U.S. yacht clubs, one stands out. Despite hosting the event out of its Harbour Court clubhouse every other year since 2010, the New York Yacht Club has yet to compete in its own regatta. Read more...

Rolex Awards Web NEWPORT, R.I. (July 16, 2016) — With 19 boats, the J/109 fleet was the biggest to compete in the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. By the time today's first race started just after 1 p. Read more...

NYYC AR Day1 TP52s NEWPORT, R.I. (June 10, 2016) — Win, lose, or something in between, the first day of the 162nd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex was a day of sailing that few participants will soon forget. After nearly four hours of nip-and-tuck racing, a perfect storm of factors turned this race into one of the most interesting, unique and exciting race finishes of all time. Read more...

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Nearly two dozen yacht clubs from across the country have requested an invitation to the 2016 Resolute Cup, a Corinthian Championship for U.S. Yacht Clubs. Read more...

Photo Jul 13 12 41 23 PM NEWPORT, R.I. (July 14, 2016) — Sometimes the best plan is the simplest one, and that was certainly the case for David Rosow and his team on the J/109 Loki on Day 2 of the 2016 NYYC Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. Building upon a solid start on the Day 1, Rosow legged out today, winning two of the three races and increasing his advantage over second place to seven points. Read more...

MAXI15cb DW Web NEWPORT, R.I. — At the crossroads of elite power, performance and perspiration-inducing competition stands the Maxi72 class. While there are plenty of larger racing yachts, and many classes that put more entries on the starting line, this group stands out due to the immense size and refinement of each yacht and a concise set of class rules that keep the boats very even in performance. Read more...

Melges20 DW Web The best sailors can make any boat go fast (or faster than one sailed by the competition). That's one reason The Resolute Cup, a Corinthian championship for U.S. yacht clubs, which will be sailed September 12 to 17 out of the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court, in Newport, R.I., has always used two different fleets of keelboats. Read more...

download NEWPORT, R.I. (July 11, 2016) — After a recent winning streak on Narragansett Bay, Carl Olsson and his team on the J/109 Morning Glory will carry a lot of positive momentum into the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. Read more...

Nantucket 2016 USQS B 1550 Which United States yacht club has the fastest sailors? That question will be answered next September, when yacht clubs from around the country gather for four days of intense one-design competition on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Read more...

2015 AR C Dragon March is usually a time of transition in southern New England. But this year, spring seems especially eager to shove winter out of the way, and this unseasonably warm weather has sailors across the Northeast thinking about the start of the sailing season. Read more...

DSC 0477 NEWPORT, R.I. (August 21, 2016) — Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and losing. This was the case for Noroton Yacht Club as they won the Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy for the second straight year, though maybe not in the way you’d expect. Read more...

bbee7059 750e 40be 82a1 71095bfa9537 NEWPORT, R.I. (August 28, 2016) — Every August the biggest question for the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta is whether this will be the year that Noroton Yacht Club's winning streak ends. Yet even after the age minimums were raised by 5 years and the event was expanded to 10 teams and three days to stiffen the competition, the yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water. Read more...

37100 0 2 photo SYHO15sg 20464 A handful of New York Yacht Club members, spread across two boats—both owned by members—played an integral role in an American domination of the line honors race in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. Read more...

Saturday IRC3 Web NEWPORT, R.I. (June 10, 2016) — A decade of tooth-and-nail one-design racing in the Swan 42 class served Chris Culver and Paul Zabetakis well on Day 2 of the 162nd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex. With just four Swan 42s registered for the regatta, the class was folded into the IRC fleet, joining a pack of 6 other boats, all between 41 and 43 fleet in length and all very close in rating. Read more...

f6ca52b1 94cd 4529 a883 6696ead865bb NEWPORT, R.I. (July 28, 2016) — Pulling a few favorites from the diverse and talented roster of 30 American yacht clubs that will compete for the 2016 Resolute Cup this September is not an easy task. One place to start is with the three clubs that have previously won the regatta. Read more...

2014 USQS D 405 web NEWPORT, R.I. (September 12, 2016) — The most valuable trophy at the 2016 Resolute Cup won't go to the overall winner. The Corinthian Spirit Award presented by Porsche Cars North America will go to the sailor who, in the eyes of his or her fellow competitors, has best represented the ideals of Corinthian competition, including sportsmanship, keen sense of competition, courteous interaction and engagement with their competitors and regatta officials, and overall approach to the sport and traditions of sailing. Read more...

PH JOY AM20 157 1 NEWPORT, R.I. (August 9, 2016) — Among the 29 teams participating in the 2016 Resolute Cup are a number of smaller yacht clubs eager to make a name for themselves on a national stage. “[Our members] are astounded that we qualified for our yacht club,” said Conor Hayes of Winnipesaukee Yacht Club (Gilford, N.H.). Read more...

c4d9a9f4 51ce 4e60 949a 3fcfc87d618d NEWPORT, R.I. (August 17, 2016) — For John Storck, the path to the 2016 Resolute Cup, the unofficial keelboat championship for American yacht clubs, had a most ordinary point of origination: the family dinner table. Read more...

 content photo 2014 07 30938 0 1 photo NYYCRW14df 0448 NEWPORT, R.I. – The splendor and power of racing sailboats will be on display during New York Yacht Club Race Week Presented by Rolex. Rolex has been a committed partner of the most prestigious yacht clubs, institutions and regattas in the world, since it began its partnership with the New York Yacht Club in 1958. Read more...

Rolex Awards Web NEWPORT, R.I. – Rolex’s involvement in yachting dates back to 1958 when it entered into partnership with the New York Yacht Club. By that time the Geneva-based watchmaker had already achieved a number of firsts, including the first waterproof wristwatch in 1926. Read more...

 content photo 2013 06 26977 0 1 photo NYYCAR13df 0834 web 1 NEW YORK – Rolex, the luxury watch maker based in Switzerland, is proud to present the New York Yacht Club’s 162nd Annual Regatta this weekend in Newport, R.I. The event marks the 58th year that Rolex and the New York Yacht Club have been in partnership. Commenced in 1958, it’s one of Rolex’s longest-standing relationships. Read more...

san diego NEWPORT, R.I. (August 7, 2016) — For the second time in three years there is a first time champion of the Morgan Cup Team Race, a regatta that has taken place every August since 2003 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. This year San Diego Yacht Club joined what had been an exclusive trio of previous winners after a long weekend of races against nine other top clubs from England and across the United States, placing themselves at the top of the heap in one of the premiere keelboat team racing championships. Read more...

 content photo 2014 06 30670 0 1 photo NYYCAR14df 0593 Web   NEWPORT, R.I. (May 24, 2016) — Tradition is a vital component in the oldest active annual regatta in the United States. With the exception of a few years when the country was focused on more important goals, the New York Yacht Club has held its Annual Regatta presented by Rolex every year since the first one on the Hudson River in 1845. Read more...

Part2 Day1 WebLead NEWPORT, R.I. (July 13, 2016) — Just before noon today, on a sparkling, but lumpy, Rhode Island Sound, the race committee for the White Circle competitors in the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex called for the mark to be set at a bearing of 220 degrees and a distance of 1.7 nautical miles. Read more...

NYYCRW16df 121 web NEWPORT, R.I. (July 10, 2016) -- The applause spoke volumes. In deciding to award the overall prize—a Rolex Submariner—for Part I of the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex to seasoned classic yacht skipper Joe Loughborough (above, right), the race committee had made the correct choice. Read more...

 content photo 2014 07 31004 0 1 photo NYYCRW14df 1291 NEWPORT, R.I. — A new partnership between Porsche Cars North America and the New York Yacht Club Regatta Association pairs two organizations that have a passion for performance and have played pivotal roles in the growth and refinement of their respective sports. Read more...

Gunboat 2016AR DF NEWPORT, R.I. (July 5, 2016) -- Among sailors, there is plenty of debate regarding what qualifies as a race week, let alone what makes one particularly noteworthy. The name signifies a temporal requirement—weekends don't cut the mustard—but there's more to it than four or five days of competitive sailing. Read more...

crewmeeting web Youth big boat programs generally make the most noise before the first starting horn sounds. The goal of nurturing in young sailors a love for racing bigger yachts is a noble one. Read more...



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