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Nothing Comes Easy as Southern Yacht Club Wins 2018 Hinman Masters Team Race

There are plenty of easier ways to win a team race. But few are more satisfying than the twisting, 17-year route Southern Yacht Club took to its first victory in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Team Race for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy, which was held August 17 to 19 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. Southern Yacht Club has been one of the stalwarts of the [...]

TEAM RACING TAKES GLOBAL STAGE FOR OCTOBER REGATTA

Proponents of team racing have set their sights on the discipline's inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Regatta. The inaugural  Global Team Race , which will be held Oct. 5 to 7 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court, may prove a crucial milestone on the long road to earning a place on sailing's grandest stage. The Global Team Race was created from scratch less than [...]

FIRST-TIMERS EAGER TO TAKE ON RESOLUTE CUP CHALLENGE

The entry list for the fifth edition of the Resolute Cup, the premier national interclub keelboat competition, will expand beyond the boundaries of the contiguous United States for the first time this September. Shouldering the pride of a Caribbean island with a rich sailing heritage will be the crew representing the Club Náutico de San Juan from Puerto Rico. [...]

ST. FRANCIS CLAIMS MORGAN CUP TEAM RACE TROPHY

Team racing victories are, by definition, a team effort. But when asked about his club's dominating performance in the 16th edition of the Morgan Cup, St. Francis Yacht Club (San Francisco, Calif.) team captain Michael Menninger made sure to credit people who were 3,000 miles away during the course of the regatta, but were instrumental in the team's preparation for [...]

Slow and Steady Wins the Day at 63rd Running of Queen's Cup

For two hours, New York Yacht Club Vice Commodore Bill Ketcham (Greenwich, Conn.) and his team watched as the bulk of the fleet participating in the 63rd edition of the Queen's Cup sailed away from them. It was inevitable, Ketcham's J/44  Maxine  was one of the slowest boats, according to rating, in a 14-boat grouping than ranged in size from 41 to 74 feet. Still it's not [...]