NYYC Presents Invitational Teams - Sail Magazine

NYYC Presents Invitational Teams

The New York Yacht Club has finalized the list of yacht clubs it plans to invite to the second running of its biennial Invitational Cup, scheduled for September 10-17, 2011. In all, the club will include 19 teams from 14 nations in the event. In addition to the NYYC team, there will be three other U.S. teams. These three teams will be selected based on their performance at a qualifying regatta
Author:
Publish date:
NYYC.interior

The New York Yacht Club has finalized the list of yacht clubs it plans to invite to the second running of its biennial Invitational Cup, scheduled for September 10-17, 2011. In all, the club will include 19 teams from 14 nations in the event. In addition to the NYYC team, there will be three other U.S. teams. These three teams will be selected based on their performance at a qualifying regatta scheduled to take place in September.

“The essence of the regatta is to bring together Corinthian yacht club teams in a competition that not only is tough and demanding but also levels the playing field,” said David K. Elwell Jr., NYYC’s commodore. "The response to and the outcome of the 2009 event were greater than we could ever have expected.”

The five-day regatta, which is sponsored by Rolex, is sailed in identical, chartered NYYC Swan 42s. Sails are supplied and rigs are equally tuned, making the regatta a test of pure sailing skill.

The top finishers from the inaugural regatta in 2009 were all received automatic entry into the 2011 event. These include the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, the Japan Sailing Federation, Finland’s Nylndska Jaktklubben, the Royal Cork Yacht Club of Ireland, and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

In addition, Real Club Nautico Barcelona of Spain, and England’s Royal Yacht Squadron have been invited to return. Clubs that will be receiving invitations for the first time include Portugal’s Clube Naval de Cascais, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Brazil’s Clube do Rio de Janeiro, South Africa’s Royal Cape Yacht Club, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, France’s Socit Nautique de Saint Tropez, the Yacht Club Argentino and Italy’s Yacht Club Punta Ala.

“The event promises to showcase the finest amateur sailors in the world,” said event chair John Mendez. “The opportunity to race at such a high level of competition has encouraged many clubs to seek an invitation, for where else can they take their best club racers and compete against national and international champions, even America’s Cup legends, on an equal basis? For many, the chance to race in Newport alone is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and to socialize in such an electric atmosphere after a day of hard racing is simply icing added to the cake.”

The 2011 Invitational Cup will take place on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, and the winning yacht club's name will be engraved on the NYYC Invitational Cup that is permanently displayed at NYYC’s 44th Street Clubhouse in Manhattan.

In addition to Rolex, Sperry Top-Sider is also a sponsor of the 2011 event.

For more information, please click here.

Related

daviscards

Davis Instruments: Quick Reference Cards

CHECK THESEIf you’re sailing with new crew this summer or your kids have suddenly and inexplicably started to look up from their phones and take an interest in the finer points of cruising, these Quick Reference Cards from Davis are a great way to further their boating education. ...read more

01-rbir18-596

Another Epic Round Britain Race

There are basically two kinds of offshore sailboat races out there: those that take place annually, like the Fastnet and Chicago-to-Mackinac races; and those that take place every other year, like the Transpac and Newport-Bermuda race, in part so the competitors have sufficient ...read more

01b_WALKING-KEDGE-OUT-cmykpromo

Getting More Use From Kedge Anchors

If you are cruising, you need at least two anchors on board for the simple reason that you must have a backup. Imagine having to slip your anchor on a stormy night with other boats dragging down on yours, or having your rope rode severed by some unseen underwater obstacle, ...read more

SailAwayCharter

How-to: Navigating on a Bareboat Charter

So you graduated from navigation class where you practiced dead reckoning, doubling the angle on the bow and maybe even celestial nav, and you now feel well prepared for your first charter trip. Well, you won’t be doing any of that on vacation—not past the first day, anyway.Most ...read more

04-Turtle-rescue

Turtle Rescue in the Vic-Maui

Strange and often wonderful things can happen in the course of an offshore sailboat race, and one of the strangest and most wonderful things we’ve heard of recently took place during the 2,300-mile 2018 Vic-Maui race, from Victoria, British Columbia, to Lahaina, Hawaii.It ...read more

dorcap-open-blue

ATN Inc: Dorcap

COOL SLEEPYou’re fast asleep in a snug anchorage, forehatch open to catch the breeze, when you’re rudely awakened by a sneaky rain squall. Now you’re not only awake and wet, you’re sweltering with the hatch closed. Sucks, right? That’s why ATN came up with the Dorcap, an ...read more

HIGH-RES-29312-Tahiti-GSP

Ask Sail: Who has the right-of-way

WHO HAS RIGHT-OF-WAY?Q: I sail in Narragansett Bay, which is a relatively narrow body of water that has upwind boats generally going south and downwind boats generally going north. When sailboats are racing, the starboard tack boat has the right-of-way over the port tack boat, so ...read more