166th Annual Regatta

166th Annual Regatta

October 2-4, 2020
Newport, RI

North America's oldest annual regatta will feature three great days of racing including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race on Friday, October 2. Competition will take place in ORC, PHRF, and one-design classes and during the Two-Day Series we intend sail in the format that the fleets are accustomed to - ie drop mark buoy racing for most and navigator racing for some. The focus of this year's event is getting back on the water and sailing. At this time, there are no planned shoreside or social activities. 
This year's edition will also include the Melges IC37 National Championships.

The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta was first run on July 16 and 18, 1846, on the Hudson River. Only one boat, Louis Depau's Mist, finished the first race. Commodore John Cox Stevens' Gimcrack took line honors in the second race, which was won on corrected time by A. Barker's Hornet. The race was run in or near New York City until 1988 when the purchase of Harbour Court in Newport, R.I., gave the Club a waterfront clubhouse from which to run all its regattas. The current format, featuring a round-the-island race on Friday and two days of buoy or navigator-course racing has been in place for more than a decade.
Photo by Rolex / Daniel Forster

166th Annual Regatta Accordion

Scratch Sheets
Registration & Entry List
Rolex Cup
Great Corinthian Trophy

Members are welcome to charter a club-owned Sonar for use during the 166th Annual Regatta. The charter fee is $400 and will include use of a main, jib and spinnaker. Boats will be staged at either Harbour Court or the Sail Newport docks and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All charterers will need to complete a charter agreement that will be emailed to you prior to the event.

  • Click here to request a reservation for a Sonar 

To purchase your official 166th Annual Regatta gear, please visit the Club Store:

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