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Age Hasn't Mellowed the Fighting Spirit of the 12 Metre Class

More than three decades after its starring role in the America's Cup came to a close, the 12 Metre class continues to thrill sailors and spectators with competitive racing off the coast of America's first resort. Nine of the historic yachts, including three America's Cup champions, will take part in the 11th edition of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, [...]

Gunboats Add Flash to 11th Edition of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex; NYYC Adds BMW as Supporting Sponsor

With their sleek hulls, tinted windows, black composite sails and raked-back mast, Gunboat catamarans exude all the cool and sophistication of a premium stretch limousine. That’s not far from the truth, says Phil Lotz (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), who will be sailing his Gunboat 60 Arethusa (right) in the 11th edition of the New York Yacht Club’s Race Week at Newport [...]

Resilience and Patience Prove Keys to Success at New York Yacht Club One-Design Regatta

A bad start in light air in a 37-boat fleet can be fatal. If you let it be. Skipper John Baxter and his team on the J/70 Team Vineyard Vines (right) were determined not to let a mistake at the outset of the first race define their regatta. So instead, they got to work, found the advantageous puffs and shifts, and battled through a fleet of top amateur and professional sailors to [...]

RHODE ISLAND MARINE INDUSTRY TO LEAD CUTTING-EDGE AMERICA'S CUP BOAT CONSTRUCTION

New York Yacht Club American Magic (“American Magic”), the U.S. sailing team challenging for the 36th America’s Cup, has announced plans to open a dedicated construction facility and build a pair of state-of-the-art racing boats in Bristol, Rhode Island. The return of America’s Cup design, building and sailing activity to Rhode Island shores is [...]

FAMILIARITY BREEDS SPEED, AND RESULTS, AT 164TH ANNUAL REGATTA

Many racing sailors have a strong attraction to the newest and flashiest boat or piece of gear, but there's a lot to be said for knowing well what you have. For the team on Art Santry's Temptation-Oakcliff, familiarity was a key to success at the 164th Annual Regatta. "It’s our seventh year together and the consistency is paying off," said Bill Rudkin, [...]