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New Boat, Same Old Result for Benjamin at Etchells Nationals

 

NEWPORT, R.I. — Everybody loves a new race boat. But until it proves itself on the racecourse, there's always a tiny kernel of worry it won't live up to expectations, or even equal the performance of the boat being replaced. We all know what they say about a bird in the hand. Steve Benjamin and his team can cross that concern off their work list after sailing the freshly-splashed Stella Blue (aka USA 1427) to the 2017 Etchells National Championship, which was held as part of the inaugural New York Yacht Club One-Design Regatta, in Newport, R.I. Melges 20 and J/70 fleets also competed in the event.

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ClubSwan 50 American Debut Highlights 163rd Annual Regatta

NEWPORT, R.I. — It's become yet another tradition for an event that already has them in spades. On Friday, June 9, as it has for nearly 30 years, the 163rd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex will kick off the Newport sailing season and serve as a debutante ball of sorts for one or more of the sport's newest boats.

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Inaugural One-Design Regatta Kick Starts Summer of Big Dreams

NEWPORT, R.I. — A typical world championship regatta takes the better part of a week to complete. But for those aiming at the top step on the podium, the full journey can take months, if not years. After finishing second in the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino, Italy, last August, Drew Freides (above, left) started planning for this year’s championship, which will be held out of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court in Newport, R.I., October 3 to 7.

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IC37 One-Design Fleet Will Guarantee Bright Future for the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

After a decade of incredible competition with the Swan 42 one-design, the New York Yacht Club is proud to announce the new class that will carry the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, sailing’s premiere Corinthian interclub competition, into its second decade, and beyond.

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