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New York Yacht Club
New York, USA

Club History

John Cox Stevens and eight other progressive New York yachtsmen founded the New York Yacht Club in 1844. In 1898, NYYC Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan donated three lots on West 44th Street in New York to build a new clubhouse. The club acquired Harbour Court, in Newport, R.I., the former summer home of Commodore John Nicholas Brown, in 1987. It serves as an on-the-water clubhouse. The club was the keeper of the America’s Cup from 1851 to 1983.

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Previous Invitational Cups: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

About The Team

Skipper: John Hele

John HeleThe New York Yacht Club representative for the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is chosen based on the results of a selection series comprised of the Annual Regatta presented by Rolex and the Swan 42 National Championship. The other two teams competing to represent the NYYC in the regatta were Rear Commodore Chris Culver’s Blazer and Paul Zabetakis’ Impetuous, which was hoping to improve upon its second-place finish in the 2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Club Treasurer John Hele sailed in the first four editions of the regatta as the tactician for skipper Terry McLaughlin and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club team.This year, after emerging victorious from a challenging two-part selection series, Hele will skipper the host club’s entry aboard his Swan 42 Daring, with Brad Reid calling tactics. Their team will undergo full fitness and nutrional programs to ensure strong physicality, and we have seen them at many events at Harbour Court this summer. 






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