175th Anniversary Regatta FAQs

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 lay day 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 –  and the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Coast Guard Academy sailing teams are welcome to enter yachts 30 feet LOA and over. The entry system will open in June 2018. 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 or a member of the sailing teams of the USNA or USCGA, please contact the Sailing Office at +1 401.845.9633 or SailingOffice@nyyc.org.

When will race documents be available?

The Notice of Race is posted on the regatta webpage. 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 run by Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, R.I., the week prior to the 175th Anniversary Regatta. Please refer to the International 12 Metre Class Association website for further details on the 2019 World Championship. 

What about charter information and dockage?

The Newport Logistics document on the event webpage includes charter, marina, mooring and service yard information. Participants are welcome to arrange for their own charters and moorings/dockage privately, through one of the companies listed on the Newport Logistics file, or through an entity of their choosing. The NYYC will not be involved in the charter, dockage or mooring 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 information can be found on the regatta website and the city’s tourism website: www.discovernewport.org.

What about sponsorship?

As you may be aware, the NYYC has sponsorship relationships with a number of brands, and some of the classes attending have corporate partners as well. We want to make certain that we provide the best possible experiences for all corporate partners and avoid any prospective conflicts of interest. Consequently, please note that any and all branding and sponsorship activity at the 175th Annual Regatta, including sponsorship by a brand of a particular class, must be coordinated with and approved by the New York Yacht Club in advance. This includes bow stickers, boom stickers and other signage/display on yachts. If you anticipate soliciting or having corporate partnership for the 175th Annual Regatta, or if you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Bill Lynn at 617-529-5832 or bill@porttackstart.com

How do I use the clubhouse?

Regatta Participants and their guests will enjoy full use of the Harbour Court facility while in Newport.  Simply complete the online Guest Registration form and 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. Click Here for the online Guest Registration Form. 

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 1200 to 1400 and Dinner from 1800 to 2100. The bar is open continuously from 1200 through 2300.

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.

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, but may be 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 ground offer several distinctly different and very special private 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?

As a regatta participant you may stay at Harbour Court during the regatta. However, space is limited. Reservations should be arranged through the front desk at 401.846.1000 or quartermastershc@nyyc.org.

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 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. 
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                                                      
Lynn Lynch, Director of Sailing                                                        
Elizabeth Duggan, Racing Coordinator                                            
Daniela Burton, Sailing Event Coordinator                                  
Peter Livas, Clubhouse Manager                                                      
Julie Kasley, Director of Special Events                                          
Arthur Barrette, Executive Chef                                                                
Matt Delaney, Chief Engineer                                                          
Michael Reardon, Waterfront
Stuart Streuli, Communications                                                       

Where can I find information about Newport in general, beyond Harbour Court?
Visit www.discovernewport.org for a complete overview of the Newport area including tourist attractions, visitor information and other valuable information. You can also check the Newport Logistics and the Activities in Newport documents on the event website..