To protect the health and safety of members, families, employees and guests, the Club has rescheduled the 166th Annual Regatta to August 28-30.

166th Annual Regatta

August 28-30, 2020
Newport, RI

North America's oldest annual regatta will feature three great days of racing including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race on Friday, August 28. Competition will take place in ORC, PHRF, multihull and one-design classes and during the Two-Day Series we intend sail in the format that the fleets are accustomed to - ie drop mark buoy racing for most and navigator racing for some. The focus of this year's event is getting back on the water and sailing. At this time, there are no planned shoreside or social activities. 

The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta was first run on July 16 and 18, 1846, on the Hudson River. Only one boat, Louis Depau's Mist, finished the first race. Commodore John Cox Stevens' Gimcrack took line honors in the second race, which was won on corrected time by A. Barker's Hornet. 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.

Photo by Rolex / Daniel Forster

RACE DOCUMENTS - NOR, SIS, PROTEST & PENALTY FORMS

RACE DOCUMENTS PROTEST & PENALTY FORMS
  • Online Protest Form
  • Online Penalty Acknowledgement Form
OTHER DOCUMENTS

REGISTRATION, TEAM TROPHY ENTRY FORMS, ENTRY LIST

REGISTRATION & ENTRY LIST ROLEX CUP GREAT CORINTHIAN TROPHY

WAIVER

WAIVER - Updated waiver link will be posted shortly. 
  • Complete the Waiver & Release of Liability
  • View completed waivers

ORC INFORMATION

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

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Date Time Event
Thursday, August 27 TBD Registration 
Friday, August 28 1100 Course signals for the Around-the-Island Race
Saturday, August 29 1100 Course signals for all courses
Sunday, August 30 1100 Course signals for all courses

SOCIAL RESERVATIONS

At this time, there are no scheduled social events. Additionally, there may be little to no access to Harbour Court during the event for competitors. As the date nears and current COVID-19 regulations become clearer, we will update with any new developments.

Regatta Merchandise

To purchase your official 166th Annual Regatta gear, please visit the Club Store:

NEWPORT AREA LOGISTICS

Newport Area Logistics (housing, transportation, marinas, services, etc.)
Reopening Rhode Island (COVID-19-related regulations for social distancing, masks, maximum gathering sizes, etc.)

PAST RESULTS

2019 RESULTS

2018 RESULTS

2017 RESULTS

2016 RESULTS

2015 RESULTS

2014 RESULTS