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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 in major regional and national events, has faded from the forefront of the collective mind of the membership.

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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.

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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.

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2017 J Class World Championship, Day 4: Patience Rewarded As Seconds Separate J Class Contenders

The long, five and a half hour wait for the Newport sea breeze to arrive proved to be well worth it as the six J Class World Championship teams were rewarded with their closest race yet.

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