2018 Resolute Cup
September 10 to 15, 2018
The 2018 Resolute Cup is an invitational fleet racing regatta to be sailed in the New York Yacht Club's fleet of one-design Sonar keelboats. This Corinthian keelboat championship amongst preeminent U.S. yacht clubs was first sailed in 2010 as the U.S. Qualifying Series. While it remains the lone guaranteed pathway for a U.S. yacht club to earn an invitation to the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup—which will be sailed in the Club's new fleet of IC37s in 2019—the Qualifying Series has developed a distinct identity. In recognition of that evolution, the Club decided to name the regatta for the trophy that is awarded to the winning team. All competitors must be both World Sailing Group 1 competitors (i.e. amateur sailors) and full members of the club they are representing.
The 2018 Resolute Cup will feature up to 28 of the country's best yacht clubs sailing short courses in equalized boats with identical sails. Teams will sail a rotation against each other until Saturday afternoon when the top 14 will sail up to three medal races worth double points. Camaraderie is a key component of the Resolute Cup; nightly social activities are hosted on the grounds of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court.
Competing teams: American Yacht Club (Rye, N.Y.), Austin (Texas) Yacht Club, Bayview Yacht Club (Detroit), Carolina Yacht Club (Charleston, S.C.), Chicago Yacht Club, The Cleveland Yachting Club (Rocky River, Ohio), Club Nautico de San Juan (Puerto Rico), Coral Reef Yacht Club (Miami), Corinthian Yacht Club (Marblehead, Mass.), Eastern Yacht Club (Marblehead, Mass.), Fort Worth (Texas) Boat Club, Houston Yacht Club (La Porte, Texas), Indian Harbor Yacht Club (Greenwich, Conn.) Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club (Blue Hill, Maine), Larchmont (N.Y.) Yacht Club, Nantucket (Mass.) Yacht Club, New Bedford Yacht Club (South Dartmouth, Mass.), New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Yacht Club (Newport Beach, Calif.), Rush Creek Yacht Club (Heath, Texas), Sachem’s Head Yacht Club (Guilford, Conn.), San Diego Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club (Belvedere, Calif.), Sandusky (Ohio) Sailing Club, Seattle Yacht Club, Shelter Island Yacht Club (Shelter Island Heights, N.Y.), St. Francis Yacht Club (St. Francisco), Storm Trysail Club (Larchmont, N.Y.
ENTRY LIST, TEAM ROSTERS AND CLASSIFICATION LISTS
EVENT MEDIA & PR
- How to Follow the 2018 Resolute Cup
- Event Facebook Page
- NYYC Instagram Channel
- Instagram (hashtags: #nyycregatta #ResCup)
- Race Tracking
- Competitor Photo Gallery (Password: RC2018)
- U.S. Talent Prepared to Compete for 2018 Resolute Cup (December 14, 2017)
- First-Timers Eager to Take on Resolute Cup Challenge (August 7, 2018)
- Former College Stars to Clash at Resolute Cup (September 6, 2018)
- Corinthian Competition Keeps Resolute Cup Competitors Coming Back (September 11, 2018)
The Sailing Office will be using TextCaster, a push notification service, to send competitors vital regatta information, including postponement announcements. Competitors will also receive text alerts any time the National Weather Service issues a relevant warning for Newport County. Competitors and anyone interested in following the racing can sign up for those alerts here.
Race Documents and Protest Committee Decisions
RACE DOCUMENTS (Links will become live as documents are finalized)
- Notice of Race incorporating Amendment 1, 2 and 3
- NOR Amendment 1
- NOR Amendment 2
- NOR Amendment 3
- Sailing Instructions incorporating Amendment 1
- SI Amendment 1
- SI Amendment 2
- SI Amendment 3
- Modified Addendum Q (Umpired Fleet Racing)
- Protest Committee Decision 1 and 2
- Bulletin #1, Entry List, Accommodations, 5-7-18
- Bulletin #2, Team Info Form, Burgees, Gear, Logo Use, 6-11-18
- Bulletin #3, Entry Form Part 2, Waiver, Reminders, 6-25-18
- Bulletin #4, Shirt Order Form, Reminders, 7-24-18
- Bulletin #5, Team One, FAQs, Guest Cards, Socials, Reminders, 8-8-18
- Bulletin #6, Event Format/NOR Amendment, Schedule, Socials, Reminders, 8-25-18
- Bulletin #7, Practice Times, Spectator Boats, Coach Boats, Socials, Reminders, 9-5-18
- Bulletin #8, Lunch, VHF, Team Roster, Reminders, 9-8-18
SOCIAL RESERVATIONS AND SPECTATOR BOAT INFORMATION
- To purchase additional tickets for any of the Resolute Cup social events, contact Special Events at 401-845-9476.
- Click here for spectator and support boat information.