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SOUTHERN YACHT CLUB WITHIN ONE RACE OF WINNING THE 2017 ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP

NEWPORT, R.I. — Day 4 of the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup was the sort of day when things can and do go wrong. The racing was held inside Narragansett Bay in a shifty southerly breeze with thick fog bank hovering on the windward edge of the course and occasionally working to leeward of the windward mark. Both of the leading boats had moments of doubt. Both showed [...]

CHANGE OF SCENERY BRINGS A CHANGE OF FORTUNE ON DAY 3 OF 2017 ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP

NEWPORT, R.I. — To describe the tactical approach which led Eastern Yacht Club to the low-point score of Day 3 of the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, Ben Richardson used a word not often associated with successful big-boat sailing: reactionary. "You had to be pretty reactionary," said Richardson, a former Laser Masters World Champion and Pan Am Games competitor. [...]

PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF FOR ROYAL HONG KONG AND YACHT CLUB ARGENTINO

NEWPORT, R.I. — After four straight race finishes in the top three, Southern Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron showed the first signs of mortality in Race 5 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, each crossing the finish line squarely in the middle of the fleet. Through five races, the overall results had the two clubs—both first-time competitors in the [...]

SOUTHERN AND ROYAL SYDNEY BLAST OFF WITH STRONG STARTS ON DAY 1 OF THE 2017 ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP

NEWPORT, R.I. — Their preparations for this event couldn't have been more different. But as is often the case in sailing, there was more than one path to the top of the leader board on Day 1 of the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. After three races in a fresh southwesterly breeze, Southern Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron stand first and second in the [...]

THREE TEAMS HOPE PAST EXPERIENCE LIFTS THEM TO SUCCESS AT FIFTH ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP

NEWPORT, R.I. — If experience in the event itself is the key to success in the fifth edition of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, then the list of favorites has to start with the three teams helmed by sailors who have competed in each edition of this biennial Corinthian challenge. The teams representing the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Cork Yacht Club and the [...]