2023 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

September 9 to 16, 2023


The Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup returns for the eighth edition of this historic international yacht club challenge. The event will be run for the third time in the Club's fleet of IC37s. These boats—all maintained by the same team to the same exacting standards—will once again provide the ultimate platform for high energy, amateur sailing on a completely level platform. 

The preliminary regatta schedule includes three days of optional practice beginning September 6, registration and optional practice on September 9, two days of mandatory practice on September 10 and 11, and five days of racing beginning September 12. The memorable Rolex Awards Dinner will be held September 16 on the lawn of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. 



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Monday, September 11 - Opening Ceremony & Reception
Join us in the Clubhouse at New York Yacht Club Harbour Court for the Opening Ceremony and Reception. The Reception will include passed hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.
Time: 1800-2000
Price: $75/person
Dress: Jacket & Tie

Thursday, September 14 - Lobster Dinner
Join us in the Regatta Tent on the Station 10 Lawn at New York Yacht Club Harbour Court for a Lobster Bake Dinner.
Time: 1830 Cocktails, 1930 Dinner 
Price: $130/person
Dress: Smart Nautical Casual

Saturday, September 16 - Rolex Awards Dinner
Cheer on the winners during the Rolex Final Awards Dinner in the Regatta Tent on the Station 10 Lawn at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. The evening will include an open bar, wine with dinner and dancing.
Time: 1800 Cocktail, 1900 Dinner
Price: $185/person
Dress: Jacket & Tie
 All coaches and support boat captains must complete the Coach and Support Boat Registration Form and attend the Captains Meeting at 1800 on Monday. Coach boat flags will be handed out at the end of the meeting.

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Helly Hansen Fantasy Sailing Giveaway

Thanks to the generous support of 2023 Regatta Partner Helly Hansen, we're pleased to offer a way for fans around the world to participate in sailing's premiere Corinthian sailing competition and maybe win some sweet Helly Hansen gear. For each day of the regatta—Tuesday, September 12 through Saturday, September 16—we're asking you to pick the winning team of the day. From the correct entries for each, we'll pick three winners. The prizes for each day can be seen via the entry form. All entries must be time stamped by Jotform prior to the day's first warning signal (scheduled for 11 am EDT each day).

Day 1 entry form
Day 2 entry form
Day 3 entry form
Day 4 entry form
Day 5 entry form


Corinthian Yacht Club
Howth Yacht Club
Itchenor Sailing Club 
Japan Sailing Federation
New York Yacht Club
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein
Nyländska Jaktklubben

Royal Canadian Yacht Club 
Royal Cork Yacht Club 
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club 
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Royal Swedish Yacht Club
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club 
San Diego Yacht Club
Southern Yacht Club
Yacht Club Argentino 
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda 
Yacht Club Punta Del Este 

IC37 Performance resources, ELECTRONICS and boat washdown schedule

preliminary schedule

The IC37s will be available for optional practice from September 6-8 and again after registration on September 9.
Saturday, September 9 0900-1100  Registration - Sailing Center
  0900-1200  IC37 Check-out following registration
  1200-1600  IC37s available for practice following check out 
  1600-1800  Late Registration - Sailing Center
Sunday, September 10 0900-1000  Late Registration (if needed) - Sailing Center
  0900-1000  IC37 Protocol, Safety & Sail Briefing - Arcadia Room (mandatory for   helmsmen, tacticians and mainsail trimmers)
  1200-1500  Mandatory Practice Starts and Racing
  1600-1730  North Sails Practice Day Video || Weather & Local Knowledge - Arcadia Room (mandatory for  helmsmen, tacticians and mainsail trimmers)
  1800  Classification Protest Time Limit
Monday, September 11 0900  IC37s available for practice
  1200-1500  Mandatory Practice Starts and Racing
  1600-1800  Hospitality Center - Lower Lawn
  1730-1800  Meeting with Umpires - Arcadia Room (mandatory for helmsmen and   tacticians)
  1800-1830  Captains' Meeting - Arcadia Room (mandatory for helmsmen, tacticians,   coaches and spectator boat captains)
  1830-2000  Opening Ceremony & Reception (Jacket & Tie)
Tuesday, September 12 0830  Morning Competitors Meeting
  1100  Race Day 1 - First Warning Signal 
  1600-2000  Hospitality Center + Defender's Night - Lower Lawn
Wednesday, September 13 0830  Morning Competitors Meeting
  1100  Race Day 2 - First Warning Signal
  1600-2000  Hospitality Center - Lower Lawn
  1800  Daily Awards at the Hospitality Center
Thursday, September 14 0830  Morning Competitor Meeting
  1100  Race Day 3 - First Warning Signal
  1600-1830  Hospitality Center - Lower Lawn
  1830-2130  NYYC Lobster Bake and Daily Awards - Marquee (Smart Casual)
Friday, September 15 0830  Morning Competitors Meeting
  1100  Race Day 4 - First Warning Signal
  1600-2000  Hospitality Center - Lower Lawn
  1800  Daily Awards at the Hospitality Center
  1830-1930  Commodore's Reception (Jacket & Tie, by invitation only)
Saturday, September 16 0800  Morning Competitor Meeting
  0900  Parade of Nations - Newport Harbor
  1100  Race Day 5 - First Warning Signal
  1800  Awards Cocktails - Hospitality Center (Jacket & Tie)
  1900-2300  Rolex Awards Dinner - Marquee (Jacket & Tie)



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