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Perseverance Pays Off for Royal Hong Kong and Yacht Club Argentino

NEWPORT, R.I. — After four straight race finishes in the top three, Southern Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron showed the first signs of mortality in Race 5 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, each crossing the finish line squarely in the middle of the fleet. Through five races, the overall results had the two clubs—both first-time competitors in the regatta—tied on points, and well clear of third place. But in a no-throwout series, points can accumulate in a hurry and the difference between top-three and bottom-three in this ultra-competitive fleet can come down to one cross, one decision, one lapse in concentration.

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Southern and Royal Sydney Blast Off With Strong Starts on Day 1 of the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

NEWPORT, R.I. — Their preparations for this event couldn't have been more different. But as is often the case in sailing, there was more than one path to the top of the leader board on Day 1 of the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. After three races in a fresh southwesterly breeze, Southern Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron stand first and second in the regatta, with five and seven points, respectively.

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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 defending champions from the Royal Thames Yacht Club will be led by sailors who have sailed in every single race in the history of Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup.

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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 their teams line up on Tuesday, September 12, for each club’s first attempt at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.

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