164th Annual Regatta

164th Annual Regatta

June 8 to 10, 2018
Newport, R.I.

North America's oldest annual regatta will feature three great days of racing including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race on Friday, June 8, two awards parties and one fabulous regatta dinner on Saturday night. Competition will take place in IRC, ORC, ORR, PHRF and one-design classes, as well as for classic yachts and multihulls. The event will serve as the first leg of the Onion Patch Series, which will include the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's Anniversary Regatta.

The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta was first run on July 17, 1845, on the Hudson River. Nine yachts started the 40-mile race with the 45-ton Cygnet winning with an elapsed time of 5 hour and 26 minutes. 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. Of special note this year is the return of the Maxi72 class, which last competed in the Annual Regatta in 2016.

Photo by Rolex / Daniel Forster

164th Annual Regatta - Accordion


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. The sign-up for these alerts can be found here.


Date Time Event
Thursday, June 7   1600-1800 Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)
Friday, June 8 0830-1000 Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)
  1100 Course signals for the Around-the-Island Race
  1600-1800 Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)
  1800 Cocktails & Around-the-Island Awards Party
Saturday, June 9 0800-0900    Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)
  1100 Course signals for all courses
  1800 Annual Regatta cocktails
  1900 Annual Regatta Dinner (casual dress)
Sunday, June 10 1100 Course signals for all courses
  TBD Awards Ceremony (after racing) 

Use this LINK to purchase 164th Annual Regatta apparel.  If you wish to pick your gear up at the event, please indicate so on your order form.