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175th Anniversary Regatta: FAQ

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175th Anniversary Regatta

July 15-20, 2019

New York Yacht Club Harbour Court

5 Halidon Avenue

Newport, RI 02840

+1 401 846 1000

 

Where and when will the regatta be held?

The 175th Anniversary Regatta will be based at NYYC’s Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport, R.I. Racing will take place on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. Courses will include drop mark and point-to-point options, with multiple races held each day, conditions permitting. Racing will start on Monday, July 15, and conclude on Saturday, July 20. A layday is planned for Wednesday, July 17.

How can I receive updates on the regatta?

If you have not done so already, please fill out the interest form located on the website.

How can I enter the 175th Anniversary Regatta?

Members of the NYYC,  the four invited clubs (Royal Yacht Squadron, Royal Thames Yacht Club, St. Francis Yacht Club and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda),  the US Naval Academy, and US Coast Guard Academy sailing teams are welcome to enter yachts of 30’ LOA and over. The entry system will open in early 2019 but please check the regatta website often for updates.  The owner/skipper must be a member of an invited club but there are no restrictions on club affiliation for crews. If you are not a member of one of the five participating yacht clubs, a member of the sailing teams of the USNA or USCGA, or plan to race in the 12 Metre Worlds, please contact the Sailing Office at + 1 401.845.9633 or sailingoffice@nyyc.org.

When will race documents be available?

The Notice of Race will be posted on the regatta website in early 2018. Sailing Instructions, waivers, and other documents will be added to the website as they become available, and will be announced via bulletins and the website.

What about the 2019 12 Metre Worlds?

The 12 Metre World Championship will be held in conjunction with the 175th Anniversary Regatta. Registration and entry information for that event will be available separately, but participants should sign up for bulletins and updates for the 175th Anniversary Regatta as well.

What about charter information?

A list of suggested charter companies and organizations will be made available in 2018. The NYYC will provide additional information as the regatta nears but will not be involved in the charter process under any circumstances.

What about housing needs?

July is an extremely busy time in Newport and arrangements for housing crew and family should be made early. Newport and the surrounding communities offer a wide range of accommodation options from larger hotels, to small B&Bs, to private homes. Newport area logistics and attraction information will be available on the regatta website in 2018.

How do I use the clubhouse?

Regatta Participants and their guests will enjoy full use of the Harbour Court facility while in Newport. An online Guest Registration form (which will be available closer to the start of the regatta) will ensure your Guest Card will be waiting for you at the Quartermaster’s Desk upon your arrival.  The bearer may present this card to service personnel at any time and will be accorded the same cordial service we routinely offer our club members. Charges may be settled by credit card.

What are the hours of operation?

The Clubhouse is open daily. The Bolero Grill, the club’s casual dining room, is open for breakfast from 0730 to 1000, Lunch from Noon to 1400 and Dinner from 1800 to 2100. The bar is open continuously from Noon through 2300.

In addition, the regatta hospitality villa will offer morning and after-racing snacks and bar service.

What is the dress code?

Tasteful casual and sailing attire are permitted on the grounds throughout the day. After 1800, collared shirts are required in the Bolero Grill and on the Sailor’s Terrace and jackets are required for gentlemen in the Formal Dining Rooms.

Denim is not considered acceptable attire and jeans are not permitted on the grounds of the Club at any time.

May I make reservations?

To obtain a table in the Bolero Grill please see a host on duty on arrival and one will be made available promptly. Short waits are occasionally necessary, and even then it's well worth comfortably spent enjoying Harbour Court’s stunning hill-top views! Reservations are accepted only for parties of eight or more.

Dining by reservation is available in the Main House Dining Rooms. Jackets are required for gentlemen.  To reserve a table please call 401.846.1000, or email dininghc@nyyc.org or inquire at the front desk.

May I host a private party at Harbour Court?

Yes. The Clubhouse and its grounds offer several distinctly different and very special venues for private parties. These include the formal dining rooms of the Main Mansion, the spacious and attractive spaces in the Sailing Center, and the historic and unique Station 10 - the original clubhouse of the NYYC which was built in 1845, relocated to the Harbour Court in 1999 and recently refurbished.

Our Special Event Team is likewise versatile and available to assist in organizing any sized gathering. Please call Special Events Office at 401.845.9476 or email banquethc@nyyc.org.

Is wireless connectivity available?

The Main Clubhouse, Sailing Center, Station 10, Lower Lawn and Pier areas are all covered by wireless service. Access is free. The password is nyyc1844.

Are overnight rooms available?

Anyone interested in staying at Harbour Course can contact the Quartermaster at the front desk, at 401.846.1000, or via email at quartermastershc@nyyc.org. Please feel free to contact the desk to inquire about rooms that may be available due to cancellations.

Are moorings and launch service available?

The Club operates a launch within the Brenton Cove area near the clubhouse. The launch monitors VHF Channel 74. For service to moorings outside the mooring field, including trips to the Newport waterfront area, please hail Oldport Launch on VHF Ch 68.

The Club has limited moorings, some of which will be in use in support of the regatta. If your Club will have a spectator boat, you may check with Michael Reardon, NYYC Waterfront at 401.608.1159.  You may also arrange a mooring in Newport Harbor via Oldport Marine at VHF Ch 68.

There is a designated anchorage area within reach of the club’s launch service. To obtain permission to anchor in this area please contact the Newport Harbormaster at 401.846.1625.

How to hail a cab in Newport?

Taxi service in Newport is generally arranged by telephone. The front desk is always happy to arrange a cab. Most cab services travel to the Providence Airport. Ride sharing services such as Über and Lyft are accessible in Newport, though the inventory of drivers isn’t what you’ll see in a larger city.

A-1 Cab                                           401-841-0411

ABR TRANSPORT                    401-848-9729

COZY CAB SERVICE               401-846-2500

NEWPORT CITY TAXI                401-662-1407

RAINBOW TAXI CAB                 401-849-1333

ORANGE CAB                               401-841-0030

What is the history of Harbour Court?

A short, informative book on the history of the Harbour Court building is available in the Library for viewing and at the front desk for purchase.

A walking tour pamphlet covering the grounds and outbuildings is also available at the front desk.

Who’s who at Harbour Court?

James Boyd, General Manager                                                     boydj@nyyc.org

Lynn Lynch, Director of Sailing                                                       lynchl@nyyc.org

Elizabeth Duggan, Racing Coordinator                                             dugganb@nyyc.org

Daniela Burton, Sailing Event Coordinator                                   burtond@nyyc.org

Peter Livas, Clubhouse Manager                                                        livasp@nyyc.org

Julie Kasley, Director of Special Events                                           kasleyj@nyyc.org

David Parisi, Executive Chef                                                                 parisid@nyyc.org

Matt Delaney, Chief Engineer                                                            delaneym@nyyc.org

Michael Reardon, Waterfront                                                          reardonm@nyyc.org

Where can I find information about Newport in general, beyond Harbour Court?

Visit www.gonewport.com for a complete overview of the Newport area including tourist attractions, visitor information and other valuable information.

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