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Corinthian Yacht Club

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Marblehead, MA

Founded 1885


download 1The Corinthian Yacht Club was organized in 1885 to promote small boat sailing. Our founding members recognized the need for a club that promoted amateur sailing in boats between 16 and 30 feet in length. In an era when many proper yachts were kept and raced by paid crews, the early Corinthians were amateurs in the truest sense maintaining and racing their own boats. Started in 1888, our Midsummer Series evolved into Marblehead Race Week the country’s most enduring annual small boat regatta.


When the Corinthian Yacht Club accepted their invitation to the Resolute Cup this September they were thinking long term.

“The prestige of the entire event in general [is what attracted the Corinthian Yacht Club],” says All-American sailor and recent Boston College graduate Will Bailey. “Our yacht club has been building our sailing program and this part of our ultimate goal.”

As part of that goal Corinthian Yacht Club has fielded a team of former collegiate sailors who have developed familiarity with the Sonar class through keelboat team racing events. Team captain and skipper Will Bailey was able to have a large hand in the choosing of the team.

“It was mostly based on the members who compete with us on a similar basis, along with being based on resume. I am very familiar with the team. My tactician was actually my coach in college and so we have done a lot of sailing together. Our bowman crews for me in a lot of double handed races that we do. We all work well together.”

Preparing for the event has included time cross training in a J/70 and picking up tips from Eastern Yacht Club, who has experience with the event.

“Any regatta with close racing will come down to being consistent,” says Bailey, when asked about the team’s strategy for the event. “Minimizes your mistake and bounce back quickly from them when they do happen.”

SKIPPER - Will Bailey

TACTICIAN - Evan Cooke