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TED TURNER RECEIVES NEW YORK YACHT CLUB'S HIGHEST HONOR

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Tuesday evening, the New York Yacht Club honored Ted Turner with the New York Yacht Club Medal, the highest individual honor the Club can bestow. The ceremony was part of a reception at the 44th Street Clubhouse celebrating the 40th anniversary of Turner's Courageous crew, which won the America's Cup in 1977 and is the subject of a soon-to-be-released [...]

NEW BOAT, SAME OLD RESULT FOR BENJAMIN AT ETCHELLS NATIONALS

NEWPORT, R.I. — Everybody loves a new race boat. But until it proves itself on the racecourse, there's always a tiny kernel of worry it won't live up to expectations, or even equal the performance of the boat being replaced. We all know what they say about a bird in the hand. Steve Benjamin and his team can cross that concern off their work list after sailing the [...]

CLUBSWAN 50 AMERICAN DEBUT HIGHLIGHTS 163RD ANNUAL REGATTA

NEWPORT, R.I. — It's become yet another tradition for an event that already has them in spades. On Friday, June 9, as it has for nearly 30 years, the 163rd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex will kick off the Newport sailing season and serve as a debutante ball of sorts for one or more of the sport's newest boats. This year, the focus will be [...]

INAUGURAL ONE-DESIGN REGATTA KICK STARTS SUMMER OF BIG DREAMS

NEWPORT, R.I. — A typical world championship regatta takes the better part of a week to complete. But for those aiming at the top step on the podium, the full journey can take months, if not years. After finishing second in the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino, Italy, last August, Drew Freides (above, left) started planning for this year’s championship, which [...]

IC37 ONE-DESIGN FLEET WILL GUARANTEE BRIGHT FUTURE FOR THE ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP

After a decade of incredible competition with the Swan 42 one-design, the New York Yacht Club is proud to announce the new class that will carry the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, sailing’s premiere Corinthian interclub competition, into its second decade, and beyond. [Mills 37 Sail Plan] Production on the IC37, designed by Mills Design with support from [...]