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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 [...]

FORMER OLYMPIC SAILORS TO LEAD ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP ENTRIES FOR SOUTHERN AND SHELTER ISLAND

NEWPORT, R.I. — If there’s one common thread that binds all United States yacht clubs—if not yacht clubs the world over—it’s an intense and unflagging pride in their homegrown success stories. So it’s no surprise that two of the brightest sailing talents to ever emerge from Southern Yacht Club and Shelter Island Yacht Club will be calling the shots when [...]

IN ORDER TO LOOK BACK, NEW BEDFORD YACHT CLUB LOOKS FORWARD TO ROLEX INVITATIONAL CUP

NEWPORT, R.I. — Sometimes, it takes more than a study of the past to remind an organization what it once was. The New Bedford Yacht Club, which was founded in 1877 in what was then one of the world's wealthiest port towns and is now located in South Dartmouth, Mass., has always been about boating. But recently, the Club’s long history in competitive yachting, particularly [...]

HOME TEAM ERASES SIX YEARS OF FRUSTRATION WITH WIN IN 2017 GRANDMASTERS TEAM RACE

NEWPORT, R.I. — In the six previous editions of the New York Yacht Club Grandmasters Team Race, the home team has finished second five times and third once. That track record of consistent success would be something to crow about were it not for the fact that Noroton Yacht Club, from Darien, Conn., won the event each time. The New York Yacht Club team, which included current [...]

2017 J CLASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, DAY 5: WORLD CHAMPIONS LIONHEART ARE THE TOAST OF NEWPORT

On the same Newport, Rhode Island waters where the legendary Ranger cleaned up 4-0 in 1937, the last time ever that the mighty J Class raced for the America's Cup, the first J Class World Champions are Lionheart, the owner driven Dutch-flagged modern day Ranger descendent. Displaying solid consistency across all seven races sailed by the six boat inaugural world championship fleet, [...]