Photo of Vesper by Rolex / Daniel Forster
A Lively and Historical Tradition
NEWPORT, R.I. (June 16, 2013) – The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex—the oldest regatta in the country—has entered the history books for the 159th time after two days of weekend racing (June 15 and 16) preceded by an optional and separately scored competition “Around the Island” on Friday (June 14). With 153 teams competing, the 2013 edition also was the largest Annual Regatta on record, with enough action on the water and ashore to guarantee the event’s venerable reputation into the next century. View More
“Navigator” races will be held on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th for spinnaker classes in PHRF and non-spinnaker classes using PHRF (if there is sufficient interest). There will be one race each day using government and racing marks on the southern part of Narragansett Bay. Each day of racing will be scored separately. Designed for the hundreds of racing boats that may not want to thrash around a windward/leeward course, this will be an opportunity to sail a more relaxed race, maybe with a short-handed crew, and not have to commit to a full weekend of racing. This will be a perfect fit for many of the cruising yachts in the Annapolis to Newport Race or local PHRF fleets who want a low-key experience.
IRC, One-Designs, 12 Metres, 6 Metres, S-Class and Classics will compete in a two-day series on Saturday and Sunday, June 15th-16th. Several races are planned each day. Teams of three or more yachts representing a yacht club other than NYYC can enter to compete for the Great Corinthian Trophy. Trophies will be awarded on SUNDAY after racing.