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FINAL RESULTS COME DOWN TO THE WIRE AT RACE WEEK AT NEWPORT PRESENTED BY ROLEX

On the eve of the 11th edition of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, J/109 skipper Bill Sweetser was faced with a tough decision. It wasn't about how to tune his rig or organize his crew. But it nonetheless would have a huge impact on his regatta. He'd entered his boat, a popular one-design in the Northeast, to race under IRC. But he also had the option of [...]

GETTING IN SYNC WITH THE SEA BREEZE ON DAY 2 OF RACE WEEK AT NEWPORT PRESENTED BY ROLEX

When the breeze follows the expected pattern and barely tickles double digits in wind speed, success on the racecourse at Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex can be more about what you didn't do wrong than what you did right. "We didn't really do anything [great]," says Austin Fragomen (New York, N.Y.), the skipper of the 44-foot  Interlodge , which is currently [...]

Prime Racing Conditions Greet Fleet on Day 1 of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex

“It was a fantastic day,” said Ray Pepi (New York, N.Y.), of Day 1 of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. “One of the most enjoyable days of the season. The wind behaved itself and piped up when some of the forecasts were dire, and the race committee did a fantastic job as usual of plotting out the coure and getting us racing on time. We had three [...]

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 [...]