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 [...]

Top Teams Seeking Answers at 164th Annual Regatta

With its gleaming black hull and black sails, Jack LeFort’s Challenge 12 (right) was a striking addition to Newport’s growing 12 Metre fleet last season. While the boat will look the same when it kicks off its 2018 campaign at the  New York Yacht Club’s 164th Annual Regatta , LeFort says that there are some key changes hiding behind the [...]

American Magic Partners With Simulation Software Firm

New York Yacht Club American Magic (“American Magic”), the U.S. sailing team challenging for the 36th America’s Cup, has announced a technical sponsorship with advanced simulation software firm  ESTECO . As part of a world-class design effort for the AC75 class led by Botin Partners Naval Architecture, ESTECO will contribute with [...]

FIBRE Mechanics Chosen as Second Builder for IC37 by Melges

NEWPORT, R.I. – With demand soaring for the next big one-design keelboat class, the New York Yacht Club and Melges Performance Sailboats have licensed a second manufacturer for the IC37 by Melges. FIBRE Mechanics, based in Lymington, England, will join Westerly Marine (Santa Ana, Calif.) as an official builder of the 37-foot one-design keelboat [...]

American Magic Team Takes Second at Congressional Cup

New York Yacht Club American Magic finished second at one of the team’s first competitive events, the 2018 Congressional Cup. The preliminary Ficker Cup (April 13-15) and the subsequent Congressional Cup (April 18-22), a World Sailing Grade One match racing regatta, represented American Magic’s first steps towards assembling a world-class racing team for the 2021 [...]