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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, [...]

MILES NO OBSTACLE WHEN GREAT RACING IS ON THE HORIZON

Large race boats are made to move, through the water. Over land? That’s another story. One indication of the draw of any regatta is the distance teams will travel to compete. While most of the yachts competing in the New York Yacht Club’s 164th Annual Regatta hail from within a day’s sail, there are a more than few road warriors willing to pull the rig, put their [...]