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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 [...]

GERMAN TEAM, AMERICAN BOAT AND SWISS CRAFTSMANSHIP MAKE A POWER TRIO AT 163RD ANNUAL REGATTA PRESENTED BY ROLEX

NEWPORT, R.I. — With two firsts and a second in testing offshore conditions, Harald Bruning and his team on the C&C30 Topas (above with Dustin Longest of Rolex and NYYC Commodore Philip A. Lotz) separated from a competitive nine-boat fleet and won overall class honors in the 163rd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, sponsored by Porsche and AIG and supported [...]

GLADIATOR OUTDUELS SPOOKIE FOR AROUND THE ISLAND HONORS

NEWPORT, R.I. — On the water, the father-and-son team of Tony and Bernard Langley sailing Gladiator (above, left) suffered the narrowest of defeats to Steve and Heidi Benjamin's Spookie (above, right) on Day 1 of the 163rd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, and sponsored by Porsche and AIG. The two yachts raced neck and neck for 19 miles around Conanicut [...]

ONE-DESIGN CLASSES OLD AND NEW PREP FOR BATTLE AT ANNUAL REGATTA

NEWPORT, R.I. — When New York Yacht Club Vice Commodore Bill Ketcham purchased his J/44 Maxine in 1996, the popular offshore racing design had been out of production for three years. Normally, this is strong indicator one-design racing is on the wane. More than 20 years later, however, the J/44 is still providing great one-design racing. Six will be sailing off Newport, [...]