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Preparation, Experience Characterize Fleet for 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

NEWPORT, R.I. -- This coming September, amateur sailors representing top yacht clubs from five continents will converge on the historic seaport of Newport, R.I., to contest the premiere trophy in Corinthian sailing, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. The fifth edition of this biennial event, which is scheduled for September 9 to 16 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court and sponsored by Rolex, Porsche, Nautor's Swan, AIG and Helly Hansen, is likely to be the most competitive ever. And that's no faint praise.

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One Great Challenge, One Great Start for Transatlantic Race 2019

Sailing's greatest Corinthian challenge has confirmed the start date for its next edition; and this time, every competitor will depart Newport, R.I., on the same day. The entire Transatlantic Race 2019 fleet will cross the starting line on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, bound for the southern coast of England. A virtual gate off Lizard Point will enable teams to challenge the course record for this historic passage, but the official finish will take place off the Royal Yacht Squadron's waterfront castle in Cowes, England.

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Majestic J Class Yachts Headline 2017 New York Yacht Club Sailing Season

NEWPORT, R.I. — With a sparkling mix of tradition, technology, camaraderie and cutthroat competition, the 2017 racing season at the New York Yacht Club will be one of the most exciting, and diverse, in the Club’s rich 173-year-history.

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Lynn Lynch Hired As NYYC Sailing Director

NEWPORT, R.I. — The New York Yacht Club is going from strength to strength with the announcement that Lynn Lynch will take over for the retiring Brad Dellenbaugh as Sailing Director. Lynch, who is currently the Race Director for the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco and was previously the On-the-Water Director for the Chicago Yacht Club, will start on March 1, 2017.

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