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New York Yacht Club

New York Yacht Club
United States of America

John Cox Stevens and eight other progressive New York yachtsmen met aboard Stevens new yacht Gimcrack during the afternoon of Tuesday, July 30, 1844. Gimcrack was anchored off the Battery at the foot of Manhattan Island. Stevens proposed forming a club among New York businessmen and residents, which could serve as an organization for weekend New York Harbor racing, and summer cruises in the cooler New England waters. These nine individuals agreed to form the New York Yacht Club, with Stevens to serve as commodore. With much enthusiasm for their accomplishment, the group further agreed to assemble their yachts three days later and cruise to Newport, Rhode Island. A summer cruise among New York Yacht Club members has been an annual event ever since, with the exceptions of 1861, 1898, and the war years of 1917-1920 and 1941-1945. In 1998, the club celebrated the 100th anniversary of its first cruise to Maine.

Invitational Cup Team

Name Position ISAF Sailor ID
Ken Colburn HELM USAKC4
Virginia "Ginny" Colburn sewer USAVC5
Ralph "Chip" Whipple trimmer USARW97
Amory Ross Jr. misc. USAAR1
Caroline Hall Levesque misc. USACH42
Peter P. Benedetto II bow USAPB
Alexander Landon Egan mast USAAE14
Bob Slattery trimmer USARS1
Jeff Sammis trimmer USAJS32
William Hooper Owner's Rep/pit USABH46

44th Street, New York City
and Harbour Court, Newport Rhode Island


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