(Newport, RI)- The oldest regatta, hottest new (and classic) boats, best sailors, fabulous sailing conditions, and unmatched shoreside amenities and hospitality (massive cocktail parties) that only the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court and Newport, R.I., can offer. All these things and more make the 163rd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, June 9 to 11, the event to attend this coming summer.
The format is familiar to any repeat participants: Three days of racing, including Friday’s Around-the-Island Race, a rockin’ regatta banquet on Saturday night, and post-racing socials on the other two evenings. The list of invited yachts includes IRC racers and One-Designs. PHRF Navigator racing will be available for those who prefer a more casual brand of competition sailing random-leg events in Narragansett Bay.
As in years past, one-design classes are anticipated for J/88’s, J/105’s and J/109s. Multiple J/teams will be participating in the IRC and PHRF categories, including J/35s, J/109s, J/120s, J/122s, J/111s, J/44s and others. Remember, last year’s crazy Around the Island Race?? A J/35 from Houston, Texas won the overall trophy and the Rolex Submariner watch!! Good times were certainly had by that happy crew on LEADING EDGE! Sailing photo credits- ROLEX/ Daniel Forster Block off your calendar now and start making plans to be on the starting line. NOR and entry forms available here.