- Royal Canadian Yacht Club (CAN)
- The New York Yacht Club (USA)
- The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (AUS)
- Japan Sailing Federation (JPN)
- Nyländska Jaktklubben (FIN)
- Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (ESP)
- Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRL)
- Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (HKG)
- Royal Thames Yacht Club (GBR)
- Royal Yacht Squadron (GBR)
- Yacht Club Argentino (ARG)
- Yacht Club Italiano (ITA)
New to the Event Are:
- Royal Belgian Sailing Club (BEL)
- Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (AUS)
- Royal Southern Yacht Club (GBR)
- Royal Swedish Yacht Club (SWE),
They will be joined by the three clubs that came out on top in the 24-club US Qualifying Series held at NYYC:
- Larchmont Yacht Club
- San Francisco Yacht Club
- Seattle Yacht Club
Wednesday September 11, 2013 to Sunday September 15, 2013 Newport, Rhode Island
This trip to Newport R.I. is for RCYC Members only and is to support Terry McLaughlin and his Team RCYC in their defense of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Trophy that they won in 2011. This is an opportunity for 30 RCYC members to enjoy an exclusive experience in historic Newport Rhode Island. The RCYC has made the following travel arrangements including access to all NYYC events at the exclusive Harbour Court facility:*
Thursday September 12 - Race Day 3
Breakfast at the Hotel Viking
Depart Newport to view racing aboard the Enticer - a 1935, 85 foot wooden motor yacht
or – visit the The 43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show, September 12-15, 2013, discover Newport museums, mansion walk, or many other Newport sights*
Cocktails at the New York Yacht Club*
Dinner at NYYC or in the town of Newport Location TBC*
Friday September 13 - Race Day 4
Depart Newport aboard the Enticer to view racing or discover alternate Newport sights
Cocktails at the New York Yacht Club*
Lobster Dinner at NYYC TBC*
Saturday September 14 - Final Race Day 5
Breakfast at the Hotel Viking
Depart Newport aboard the Enticer to view racing
Cocktails and final Awards Dinner at the New York Yacht Club*
Sunday September 15, 2013
Breakfast at the Hotel Viking
Travel to Boston via motor coach
Depart Boston to Toronto Pearson aboard Air Canada
The cost of the event including taxes and transfers is cad$2,249 per person*. (based on double occupancy)
The price includes: round trip flights and transfers from Toronto to Boston and coach transfer to and from Newport, accommodation and breakfast at the Hotel Viking, lunch and snacks aboard the Enticer. *Excluded from the package: Dinners and liquor are not included in the price, but all dinners will be arranged by the RCYC representative.
To register and for more information, call or email Maeve Cashin, the RCYC’s Director of Membership Sales and Marketing. Tel: 416-934-4407, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To reserve your place, You must deposit $1,200 per person. Payment can be made by credit card or on your RCYC account.
When is the balance due?
The balance of $1,049 is due by June 1, 2013.
What if I have paid either the deposit or the full payment and I can’t go?
There is no refund. Once you have made a deposit, you are required to make the full payment. However, you are able to transfer your place to another RCYC member up to two weeks prior to departure. The RCYC will attempt to assist you, but there is no assurance that another RCYC member can be found to take your place.
What if I am an RCYC member and I want to bring a friend who is not?
Unfortunately, this is for RCYC members only. Both of you would have to be either a full member or an associate member of the Club.
Four members of RCYC’s 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational team got off to an early start in preparation for this year’s Invitational by competing on the Swan 42 Daring in the Quantum Key West 2013 Race Week. The crew included Club members: Daring owner/helmsman John Hele, tactician Terry McLaughlin and spinnaker trimmer John Millen along with boat captain and pitman Jim Gibson. The seven Swan 42s racing as a class were seven of the best sailed Swans in North America providing extremely tight racing over the five days. The competition included the 2009 NYYC Invitational representative Phil Lotz aboard Arethusa and the 2011 NYYC representative Ken Colburn steering Apparition.
Conditions for the week of racing were ideal with moderate to strong winds, clear skies and plenty of sunshine. Typical of Key West, the current and shifty winds ensured the racing demanded more than just great boat speed. Another consideration to be reckoned with was traffic management. Starting ahead of the Swan 42s on Course A were two mini-maxis, six TP52s, nine High Performance Racing boats and six Farr 40s. There was plenty of disturbed air and choppy waters to be found at times on the race course.
Daring got off to 4, 5 start on the first day followed by two inconsistent days of 2,7. Averaging 9 points per day left Daring in 6th position after 3 days in the ten race no drop series. However over the course of the last two days the team put together 1, 3, 2, 1 finish to the series that catapulted them up to second place overall just one point behind Apparition. What made the difference over the last two days? Some will say it was the fact that these were the only two days that Terry brought his infamous, ancient red and white striped Adidas pants onboard for good luck. One never knows.
All in all it was a great regatta both on and off the water. As usual the Key West race committee was superb. There was plenty of talk amongst the fleet about the upcoming NYYC Invitational. Of the six other Swans in Key West five of them will be entering the NYYC selection process this summer to choose their NYYC Invitational representative.
What better way to say “I love you” than with the gift of a Daring calendar for that special someone! The Daring calendar is loaded with great images of Daring and Swan42′s racing. Enjoy sailing all year long at home or at the office. These calendars are being offered for sale for $40 with proceeds to support your RCYC Team at the 2013 Invitational Cup. Whats more – the calendar includes some important RCYC dates like: Sailpast and Last Mast Blast. Order now by clicking here.
This photo comes straight from the archives. It is RCYC’s 1974 Congressional Cup Team. Can you name the RCYC members in this photo? Email your answers here! There are prizes to be won for the most correct answers!
Members of the RCYC NYYC Invitational Cup team led by Terry McLaughlin travelled to Chicago to represent RCYC and LYRA in the 100th edition of the Richardson Cup, the Great Lakes match racing championship held October 12-14. This venerable trophy is the world’s oldest match racing trophy that is not a challenge cup. The event was held at the four year old Chicago Match Racing Center and sailed in their eight Tom 28 boats. The RCYC team included John Millen trimming mainsail and spinnaker, Andrew McTavish on jib and Mark Robertson at the pointy end.
After the 1-3 start the team then went 5-1 to complete the first round 6-4. In round 2 held Saturday and Sunday morning Team RCYC had a round best 9-1 record to sit in third place with the top 4 advancing to the semi-finals. A strong cold front brought 25+ knot conditions, accompanied by sudden shifts and rain squalls on the race course set close off Chicago’s Belmont Harbor. Accordingly on Sunday, race officials ordered reefed mains and no spinnakers to limit damage, especially after a dismasting on the previous day. This made passing lanes downwind more difficult while just under main and jib, but it also kept the racing close so that the upwind legs could be used to play the frequent shifts.
The semi-finals were not meant to be for the visiting RCYC team. After 2 close and hard fought battles the local team lead by Don Wilson and crew managed to top RCYC 2-0 and move to the finals. In the petite finals RCYC met the team from Lake Minnetonka YC lead by Sam Rogers. Team RCYC defeated the Rogers team in two straight to finish the regatta in 3rd place. Overall it was a great team building regatta for the RCYC team and a lot of races – 24 races total over 3 days. Special thanks to the Chicago Match Racing Center for an excellent event and to our billet long time Chicago Yacht Club member Lloyd Karzen for his generous hospitality.
24 U.S. yacht-club teams are currently competing for the three spots in the 2013 New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup. The NYYC Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series kicked off Tuesday, September 4 with racing running Wednesday – Saturday. 24 U.S. yacht club teams will compete in the new J/70 and the NYYC’s fleet of Sonars; the top three teams will join host New York Yacht Club, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, of Toronto, Canada, the winner of the 2011 Invitational Cup, and some of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world to compete for the 2013 NYYC Invitational Cup September 7-14, 2013.
Series results can be found here. The top six teams in each fleet will qualify for the Championship Series. The bottom six teams in each fleet will sail in the Consolation Series . There is one discard race in the Preliminary Series after five races.
On Day One – What started with 15-18-knot planing conditions for the quick J/70s came to an end when the final rain squall killed the breeze by mid-afternoon. What did not change throughout the day at the U.S. Qualifying Series was Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s (Newport Beach California) grasp on the top spot of the red fleet. One point ahead of San Francisco and Seattle Yacht Club’s Payson Infelise and his crew of Chris Raab and John Fuller who have put up nearly all top-five finishes. The event website can be found here. There is on-the-water coverage on the USQS blog.
Newport, Rhode Island ‘The City by the Sea’ will display her iconic charm during several high-profile events this season – including the America’s Cup World Series and a tall ships extravaganza – starting first with the New York Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta, the oldest and longest-running regatta in America. From June 8-10, the 158th edition of the regatta will continue a historic legacy that has only been interrupted by war.
Racing starts on Friday, June 8th, with the Around-the-Island Race. This classic 19 nautical mile race around Conanicut Island offers sailors many challenges and beautiful scenery. Course racing will run Saturday and Sunday. The tradition of the Annual Regatta began at the New York Yacht Club’s original clubhouse in Hoboken, N.J., in 1845, during its second year of existence. Racing for the NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex takes place on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, with daily awards and social activities at Harbour Court, NYYC’s on-the-water clubhouse in Newport, R.I.
Check back at TeamRCYC.com for updates and follow the regatta by clicking here
Rob Roy, 8 Metre Norseman CAN 2
The winning bid for the RCYC NYYC Invitational Team auction’s tickets to the Miami Dolphins game with weekend accommodation at Chris Steer’s condo at Coconut Grove was submitted by club member Cam Richardson. Joined by his Norseman co-owners Ed Gyles and Rob Roy, along with honourary crew member Robert Powadiuk, Cam and the boys stormed Miami in early December with the full intention to plunder and pillage, or at least get some good material for The Hangover Part III.
Norseman at the cheerleaders warm-up: (left to right) Cindi, Ed Gyles, Candi, Rob Roy, Robert Powadiuk, Carli, Cam Richardson and Cheri.
Promising to be good came easy for all and a four day weekend was eagerly anticipated. We arrived in Miami where wheelman Robert met us at the airport for the short drive to “The Grove” and Chris Steer’s spacious condo on Grove Isle. Ideally situated with a west view over Biscayne Bay we plotted the Friday evening activities watching the Jaguar Cup Etchells 22 fleet returning to harbour. The first stop was obvious; the Coral Reef Yacht Club where we trash talked some of the losing NYYC Invitational hangers-on, easily identified by their regatta shirts. Chris provides his guests with a list of restaurant recommendations in the Grove along with the strong suggestion that you risk serious trouble if you stray too far west on Grand Ave. Leaving the trouble till later, we walked the Coconut Grove for orientation and settled on a Latin restaurant that offered excellent selections of cerviche and churrasco. A tour of the nightlife followed, ending late with a hot band at Barracuda’s and a younger crowd where Cam showed off his mastery of beer pong.
On the way to South Beach the next day the leitmotiv of the weekend became clear – one car – one driver – 3 navigators with competing GPS directions. Checking out the directions to the Dolphins Stadium turned into an all day adventure. At one point we stopped for directions in an industrial area - an auto body and car wreckers yard. Good choice. “Hey buddy do you know where Dolphin’s Stadium is?” No hablo Ingles Senor. “Ok, donde esta Dolphins estadio?” Buddy signals ‘uno momento’ and dialing for help. Now they are all convening and pointing in different directions. This is beginning to take time; there is agitation in the car. Over comes the boss. “Senor you do know the game starts tomorrow?” That’s it, we’re busted. “Ah, we want to get a good parking spot for the tailgating”.
But who needed tailgating! Terry McLaughlin through Jay Cross had come up with four field passes for football team’s and cheerleader’s warm-up. Our Club Seats included preferred parking and access to the LIV Club where there was plenty of partying and rappers who didn’t seem too interested in the game. Won by the Philadelphia Eagles the football seemed secondary to the action in the stands. Still lost after the game, we somehow found the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club for some more leveraging and revelry – hey we don’t have to go to work tomorrow. Ok, we stayed out of trouble.
Hey it was warm and the adventure, food and antics were worth every cent contributed to a winning sailing cause. Thanks to Cam for inviting us, donors Jay and Chris and Terry for coordinating.
Returning to the event are American in Rye, N.Y.; Carolina in Charleston, S.C.; Eastern in Marblehead, Mass.; Fishing Bay in Deltaville, Va.; Forth Worth Boat Clubin Fort Worth, Texas; Indian Harbor in Greenwich, Conn.; Larchmont in Larchmont, N.Y.; Little Traverse in Harbor Springs, Mich.; Newport Harbor in Newport Beach, Calif.; Pequot in Southport, Conn.; San Francisco in Belvedere, Calif.; Seattle in Seattle, Wash.; Southern in New Orleans, La. and St. Francis in San Francisco, Calif. The event has generated considerable interest, and 10 yacht clubs new to the event have accepted invitations: Bay Head in Bay Head, N.J.; California in Marina Del Ray, Calif.; Edgartown in Edgartown, Mass.; Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.; Grand Maumelle Sailing Club in Little Rock, Ark.; Grand Traverse in Traverse City, Mich.; Nantucket in Nantucket, Mass.; Storm Trysail Club; Texas Corinthian in Kemah, Texas and Youngstown, in Youngstown, N.Y.
The top three teams from the 2010 USQS competed in the 2011 NYYC Invitational Cup presented by Rolex in Swan 42s against some of top yacht clubs in the world. These U.S. teams placed third, fourth and fifth in the event, clearly demonstrating the high level of talent in the US Qualifying Series, and the field of competitors for the 2012 USQS is equally promising. This will be the only opportunity for US yacht clubs to earn a spot in the 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex.
The USQS will continue the successful format from 2010 in which teams will compete in two fleets of one-design keelboats. An initial qualifying round will advance the top-12 teams into a gold fleet competing for the top-three spots, while the bottom-12 teams will be competing for an invitation to the 2014 USQS. The NYYC will be utilizing the J/70, a modern high-performance planing keelboat 22.7’ in length with an asymmetrical spinnaker along with the 23’ Sonar with its symmetrical spinnaker.
The Canadian Yachting Association is proud to announce that John Hele and Terry McLaughlin will receive President’s Awards at the 2011 Canadian Rolex Sailor of the Year Award ceremonies. The award is in recognition of The Royal Canadian Yacht Club’s victory at the 2011 Invitational Cup. For 25 years Rolex Canada has proudly sponsored the Canadian Rolex Sailor of the Year award. The Awards Presentation dinner will take place February 4th 2012 at the Carlu, Toronto click here for ticket details.