Team RCYC Set to Compete in the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta
(with excerpts courtesy of NYYC) When it comes to competitive sailing this summer, Newport’s dance card is full, leading with the grandfather of all events, the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex. The event, scheduled for June 14-16, has continued its historic legacy for well over a century and a half, making it the oldest regatta in the United States.
Equally impressive is its delivery of hard-core racing and sporting camaraderie at one of sailing’s most renowned playgrounds. Orchestrated from the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court clubhouse, the regatta has multiple fleets including an 11 boat NYYC Swan 42 class – promising to provide exciting, ultra-competitive sailing.
Friday features a separately scored 19-nautical mile Around the Island Race. The circumnavigation of Conanicut Island remains a favourite among racing sailors visiting Newport, and at stake is a Rolex timepiece, which will be presented to the overall winner during that evening’s festivities at Harbour Court.
On Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, competitors will race in the traditional two-day series, which is split into Green fleet for Classic, 12 Metre, 6 Metre and small boat One-Design classes and Blue and White fleets for IRC and large boat One-Design classes.