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Archived News: 2008

vineyard Race Tn STAMFORD, CT (September 1, 2008) – Winners of the 74th edition of the Vineyard Race, run by the Stamford Yacht Club, were announced on Monday. Taking IRC Super Zero was Rima2, skippered by NYYC member John Brim. Read more..

Onawa is a Starling Burgess design from 1928. Skippered by Earl McMillen. Read more..

Courageous, Ernest Jacquet's Freedom and Paul Gregory's Valiant. The S&S-designed Freedom defended the 1980 America's Cup. Read more..

Thirteen 12 Metres came out to play on Friday in Newport in the New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport, presented by Rolex. Courageous, Stephen Glascock, leads America II, Mercedes Tech. Read more..

july20 yellowlogo Newport, RI (Saturday, August 9) -- Class winners in the Squadron Runs are Rush, Bill Sweetzer; Blazer, NYYC Commodore Charles Townsend; Whitecap, former-Commodore Charles Leighton; Xenophon, Gordon McNabb; Skagerrak, Stephen Kasnet; Eleonora,ZbynekZak and Chips, Jed Pearsall. On Sunday, Aug 3 Blue Yankee, skippered by NYYC Rear Commodore Robert C. Towse and son Farley Towse, won the Astor Cup. Read more..

The NYYC's 152nd Annual Cruise began with the Queen's Cup on Saturday, August 2. It was won by Sundari, a J/122, sailed by Barry Gold. Read more..

2009 invitationalcup On August 25, 2008, New York Yacht Club Commodore Charles H. Townsend announced the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, an invitational fleet-racing regatta, scheduled to take place September 15-19, 2009. Its essence is to bring together amateur yacht club teams to compete against teams from around the world. Read more..

420s poised for action at NYYC's Harbour Court in Newport, RI; Dan Nerney photo. Newport, Rhode Island (May 23, 2008) – Every college sport has its powerhouse teams, and in sailing that brings to mind names such as Boston College, St. Read more..

On Vermont Public Radio (VPR) -- by Ross Sneyd. Read more..

2009 invitationalcup New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Commodore Charles H. Townsend announced today the inaugural New York Yacht Club World Invitational Cup, an invitational fleet-racing regatta. Its essence is to bring together amateur yacht-club teams to compete against teams from around the world. Read more..

Blair Brown received the Herreshoff Award from NYYC Commodore Charles H. Townsend at the Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 6. This trophy was given by Captain Nathanael Herreshoff in April 1926. Read more..

On Thursday December 4, 2008 David K. Elwell Jr., center, became the 61st Commodore of the NYYC at the Annual Meeting. Read more..

2008 ics s Newport, Rhode Island (June 1, 2008) - They are a force to be reckoned with. The Boston College Sailing Team has won their second national championship title in less than a week on the waters of Narragansett Bay. Read more..

A Cruise-in-Company for NYYC members on the Canal du Midi in Southern France was held June 14 to June 21. The fleet consisted of two hotel barges. Read more..

Columbia is skippered by Alain Hanover. An S&S design, she defended the America's Cup in 1958 -- the first post-War Cup. Read more..

NYYC Trustee Gary Jobsonp resented his much anticipated DVD "It's All About the Sailing" at a packed club night in New York on Tuesday November 18th. The DVD will accompany the new club book "The New York Yacht Club, A History," written by Club Historian John Rousmaniere. Read more..

nyyc teamracing NEWPORT, RI Sunday, Aug. 17: Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, in Oyster Bay, NY, won the 2008 New York Yacht Club’s Invitational Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy. Read more..

The Hinman Masters allows spinnakers. A rarity in team racing but a visual treat, particularly on a day such as this. Read more..

icsa s From May 30 through June 4, the best college sailors in North America will race for three titles. The ICSA Women's National Championship (May 26-28), the ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship (May 30-June 1), and the ICSA/Gill Coed National Championship (June 2-4). Read more..

Photographs from the first Day of Racing June 2, 2008 by Dan Nerney and Glennon Stratton. Day 1 saw only two races completed due to light winds. Read more..

The Leukemia Cup began at the NYYC's Harbour Court on a rainy Friday evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and an auction. Co-hosts for the event are NYYC Trustees Gary Jobson, a leukemia survivor, and Peggy Comfort. Read more..

Bluto, Ben Hall, won Class 4 PHRF. Dan Nerney photos. Sheldon Whitehouse's Osprey, a Herreshoff-designed S-Boat. Read more..

Magic, a J/42, sailed by John Bordes. 2008 Leukemia Cup Regatta. Read more..

classFlag NEWPORT, RI (Wednesday, Aug. 13): The Lightning North American Championship was hosted by the New York Yacht Club. Read more..

richwilson s NYYC Member Rich Wilson is the only American entrant in the Vendee Globe 2008. At 58 years old, he is also the oldest skipper in the fleet, and his boat Great American III is far from the latest Open-60 design. Read more..

july20 smallburgee The new Standing Chairs and Class of Trustees were elected at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 4. Standingc hairs are Christopher J. Culver, House Committee, and A. Rives Potts Jr. Read more..

NYYC Commodore Charles H. Townsend welcomed new members -- along with their sponsors --to the NYYC at this year's New Member Reception in the Model Room on Thursday, October 9th. This annual reception allows newly elected members to acquaint themselves with Club traditions and meet other new members. Read more..

New York Yacht Club members, their guests and members of other invited clubs attended the NYYC's Annual New Year's Eve gala at Harbour Court in Newport. Photos by Michael Levitt. Read more..

nyyc teamracing NEWPORT, RI, (Sunday, Aug. 24) – New York Yacht Club 1 won the Morgan Cup Team Race Invitational, hosted at the NYYC’s Harbour Court. Read more..

raceweeklogo NEWPORT, R.I. (July 17, 2008) 53 classic yachts are registered to race this weekend. This is the first half of the New York Yacht Club's (NYYC) sixth biennial Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. Read more..

155annual s NEWPORT, R.I. (June 15, 2008) -- Anticipation ran high throughout the New York Yacht Club's 154th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex. The event was hosted Saturday and Sunday from the NYYC's Harbour Court Clubhouse in Newport, Rhode Island. Read more..

James Richardson'sBarking Mad won the Farr 40 Class. Dan Nerney photos. Read more..

Division-winner Rambler. from left: Ray Davis, Mark Mendelblatt, HH the Aga Kahn, Ge or ge David. Read more..

Phil Lotz's Shields, Envy. Photo by Rolex / Dan Nerney NEWPORT, R.I. (July 27, 2008) -- Diabolical winds made for plenty of exciting stories back at the New York Yacht Club after its sixth biennial Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex concluded today. Read more..

Rosebud/Team DYT, skippered by Roger Sturgeon, is presently first in IRC 1.Rolex/Dan Nerney photos. Read more..

Joe Dockery's Sonny. Photo by Rolex / Dan Nerney. Read more..

A start for CRF Classics 2. 16 is Dorade, Edgar Cato, and 18 is Angelita, Sam Croll. Read more..

John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti, a Melges 32. Rolex/Dan Nerney photo. Read more..

Start of the 12 Metre Class. Photo by Rolex / Dan Nerney. Read more..

Belle, sailed by Joe Loughborough, was first in the Six Metre class. Rolex/Dan Nerney photos Jan Slee's Enterprise, a 12 Metre from 1977. Read more..

nyyc teamracing NEWPORT, RI (Aug. 10, 2008) -- World Champion NYYC Silver Panda won the Vanguard 15 Team Race, hosted August 9-10 by the NYYC at its Harbour Court Clubhouse. Read more..

Speedboat at the finish in Bermuda. Photo from the event website. Read more..

Former-Commodore Charlie Leighton's Whitecap finished second in Class 3, to Gracie, Steve Frank. Dan Nerney photos Tom Shumaker steers Gracie upwind. Read more..

Olin Stephens, center, on Bolero, the flagship of the late NYYC Commodore John Nicholas Brown. Bolero is now owned by NYYC-member Ed. Read more..

100 NYYC members and guests gathered on Tuesday, October 7 to hear yacht designer Ron Holland speak at 44th Street. A native of New Zealand now based in Kinsale, Ireland, Ron Holland, a NYYC member, quickly gained a reputation for designing fast racing boats. Read more..

The previous incarnation of Conspiracy in the New York Yacht Club's 150th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, in 2004. Photo by Dan Nerney/Rolex. Read more..