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NYYC Annual Regatta - Record fleet takes part in 160th edition

by Kirsten Ferguson on 17 Jun 2014
Melgus 32 Class: ARGO, Sail Number: USA 128, Owner/Skipper: Jason Carroll, Class: Melges 32, Yacht Type: Melges 32, Home Port: New York; DARK N'STORMY, Sail Number: USA 151, Owner/Skipper: Edward Tillinghast, Class: Melges 32, Yacht Type: Melges 32, Home Port: New York © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com
A record 189 teams competed in the 160th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex this weekend. The event is the oldest regatta in the country and was challenged by near-drifting conditions at times.

Nevertheless, the breezes cooperated better for the final day of racing and winners were named in 19 classes. Among the star-studded gathering of sailors was Australian John Bertrand sailing in Etchells class. He is best known for winning the America’s Cup here in 1983, breaking the New York Yacht Club’s hold on the trophy for 132 years.











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