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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, [...]

TED TURNER RECEIVES NEW YORK YACHT CLUB'S HIGHEST HONOR

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Tuesday evening, the New York Yacht Club honored Ted Turner with the New York Yacht Club Medal, the highest individual honor the Club can bestow. The ceremony was part of a reception at the 44th Street Clubhouse celebrating the 40th anniversary of Turner's Courageous crew, which won the America's Cup in 1977 and is the subject of a soon-to-be-released [...]

NEW BOAT, SAME OLD RESULT FOR BENJAMIN AT ETCHELLS NATIONALS

NEWPORT, R.I. — Everybody loves a new race boat. But until it proves itself on the racecourse, there's always a tiny kernel of worry it won't live up to expectations, or even equal the performance of the boat being replaced. We all know what they say about a bird in the hand. Steve Benjamin and his team can cross that concern off their work list after sailing the [...]