2020 Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex

2020 Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex

Currently scheduled for September 23-26, 2020
Newport, RI

Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex was created in 1998 by merging two popular events hosted by New York Yacht Club and Rolex: the IMS National Championships and the One-Design Championship Regatta. It was designed to give sailors the opportunity to compete in handicap-rated fleet racing during the first part of the event and one-design class racing during the latter part, and in subsequent years, the event has included the incorporation of significant events into its structure, having doubled as the Rolex IMS World Championship in 2000, the Sparkman & Stephens 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2004, Olin Stephens’s 100th birthday in 2008, and the Rolex US-IRC National Championship in 2010.
This biennial race week is now in its 12th running, and has become a favorite of sailors due to the spectacular sailing conditions, unparalleled onshore hospitality and the great race management provided by the Club's all-volunteer race committee. While previous editions have featured two parts, this year all competing yachts will race at the same time with racing running from Wednesday, September 23, to Saturday, September 26.

True race weeks are a rarity in today's time-crunched world and the Club is proud to keep that traditional alive with five days of activities and racing. Different course configurations and sailing areas, such as buoy racing and mid-distance courses, will make the week lively for competitors, while the Stadium Sailing will allow spectators to watch the racing from Fort Adams.

2020 Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex ACCORDION

Scratch Sheet
Registration & Entry List
Team Trophy

For the 2020 sailing season, the New York Yacht Club will be using TextCaster, a push notification service, to send competitors vital regatta information, including postponement announcements. E-mail will used primarily for more comprehensive morning and afternoon updates. Competitors will also receive text alerts anytime the National Weather Service issues a relevant warning for Newport County. This list will not be sold or used for non-regatta messaging and you can opt-out at any time by replying with "STOP".

To sign up for text alerts, please click here.

  • Click here to learn more about ORC and how to obtain a complementary ORC Club certificate for 2020.

Click to visit the regatta store for official Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex merchandise, including this HP Half Zip Pullover with the regatta logo on the left breast.


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