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ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB RECLAIMS HINMAN TROPHY TEAM RACE

NEWPORT, R.I. — After three years of close, but not quite, St. Francis Yacht Club is again the champions of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy. The West Coast team has been one of the strongest masters team racing crews for the past decade, including a run of three straight Hinman Trophy wins from 2011 to [...]

DESPITE IMPRESSIVE DEBUT, BELGIORNO-NETTIS KEEPS EXPECTATIONS MODEST FOR RETURN TO ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP

NEWPORT, R.I. — Historically, two of the best indicators of success in the biennial Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup are a strong track record in the tricky Swan 42 raceboat and prior experience racing in the regatta. The boat is a challenge to sail well—especially with the provided all-purpose sails and standardized rig tune—and the event itself is [...]

SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB REPEATS AT MORGAN CUP CHAMPIONS

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 6, 2017) — For the third time in four years, the Morgan Cup, the toughest trophy in keelboat team racing, has been won by a team from the West Coast. San Diego Yacht Club repeated as the champion today, defeating New York Yacht Club 3-1 in a thrilling final series sailed under blue skies and in a shifty and puffy northwesterly breeze. From 2003, when the Morgan [...]

DEFENDER PROVES AGE IS JUST A NUMBER WITH QUEEN'S CUP VICTORY

NEWPORT, R.I. — Three and a half decades ago, the 12 Metre Defender left Newport under less than ideal circumstances, having failed in its campaign to represent the New York Yacht Club in the 1983 America's Cup. This summer, her return to competition has been an unqualified success. Earlier today, Dennis William's skippered the restored 12 Metre to a win in the Queen's [...]

IMPETUOUS CLAIMS SWAN 42 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP; GLADIATOR, TEMPTATION/OAKCLIFF AND ENTROPY WIN IRC HONORS; ELVIS WINS INAUGURAL NEW YORK YACHT CLUB MU

NEWPORT, R.I. — If everything had gone to plan, Paul Zabetakis and his Impetuous team would be celebrating their first Swan 42 National Championship and the opportunity to represent the host club in the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup in September. While the former is something Zabetakis has chased for more than a decade, not earning the latter [...]