Please select your home edition
Edition
Helm Events 728x90

NYYC Invitational Cup - Impressive lineup prepares to race

by KPMS on 30 Jul 2013
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2013 Jan Harley
The third edition of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup is coming up and an impressive collection of crews from the world’s most famous and influential yacht clubs are currently preparing. Taking place from 7-14 September at Harbour Court, the New York Yacht Club’s summer home in Newport, Rhode Island, this biennial event is held in high esteem for its promotion of Corinthian, one-design sailing.

The event format requires that each competing yacht club team sails a uniform NYYC Swan 42: rigs are identically tuned and sails are provided by the organizers. The truly international fleet hails from five continents, from as far afield as Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. Starting as the defending champion is the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, winner of the competition by a massive twenty points in 2011 under the leadership of 1984 Flying Dutchman Olympic Silver Medallist Terry McLaughlin. Their closest challenger was the inaugural winner and host, the New York Yacht Club.

In an event where the emphasis is firmly on the skill of the competitors to determine the results, Corinthian ideals and nationality also play key roles. The crews are limited to non-professionals and all but two must be nationals of their Club’s home country. The Royal Cork Yacht Club can draw on its experience from both the 2009 and 2011 events to help drive its campaign. Skipper Anthony O’Leary, is clear on the most significant factor in doing well: 'Good old-fashioned one-design skill and teamwork is of paramount importance at this event. We rely on the Technical Committee to equalize the boats, leaving us sailors without excuses if we don’t perform.'

Meanwhile, the Yacht Club Argentino, which competed in 2011, can count not only on prior experience and the expertise of the crew, but the firtsthand knowledge of its member Germán Frers, the very man who designed the Swan 42.

Among the clubs invited to compete for the first time are the Royal Belgian Sailing Club, Australian entrants Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, as well as the Royal Southern Yacht Club from the United Kingdom.

The first of five scheduled days of racing takes place on Tuesday, 10 September. The final Awards Banquet, where the triumphant crew will recieve the NYYC Invitational Cup Trophy and a Rolex timepiece, will be held after racing on Saturday, 14 September.

By country, the roster of participating teams is: Yacht Club Argentino (ARG); Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (AUS), Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (AUS), Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (AUS); Royal Belgian Sailing Club (BEL); Royal Canadian Yacht Club (CAN); Nyländska Jaktklubben (FIN); Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (HKG); Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRL); Yacht Club Italiano (ITA); Japan Sailing Federation (JPN); Real Club Náutico de Barcelona (ESP); Royal Swedish Yacht Club (SWE); Royal Southern Yacht Club (UK), Royal Thames Yacht Club (UK), Royal Yacht Squadron (UK); Larchmont Yacht Club (USA), New York Yacht Club (USA), San Francisco Yacht Club (USA), and Seattle Yacht Club (USA).

Event Schedule

Saturday 7 September – Monday 9 September - Registration

Monday 9 September - Opening Ceremony and Reception Hosted by Nautor’s Swan

Tuesday 10 September - Race Day 1

Wednesday 11 September - Race Day 2

Thursday 12 September - Race Day 3

Friday 13 September - Race Day 4

Saturday 14 September - Race Day 5

Awards Banquet Hosted by NYYC website
Bakewell-White Yacht DesignBarz Optics - Kids rangeNaiad/Oracle Supplier

Related Articles

Star Sailors League Finals - Best of the best regatta
A perfect day in Nassau, Bahamas, off the beautiful Montagu Bay, where the Best of the Best Regatta took place today A perfect day in Nassau, Bahamas, off the beautiful Montagu Bay, where the Best of the Best Regatta took place today with traditional sloops racing and Bahamian junior sailing running their 2016 finals.
Posted on 5 Dec
SSL Finals - Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih victorious in Nassau
Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (USA) have won the SSL Finals 2016 and a lion share of the $200,000 Prize Purse. Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (USA) have won the SSL Finals 2016 and a lion share of the $200,000 Prize Purse. In a dramatic final day, the American pair came with a whisker of being eliminated in the Semi Final and a highly competitive final race, saw three different teams take the lead in an epic display of sensational racing in the tactically challenging Montagu Bay, Nassau, Bahamas.
Posted on 4 Dec
Star Sailors League Final - Day 4
Today was the final day of the Qualification Series at the SSL Final and it didn’t go as well as Josh and I hoped for. Today was the final day of the Qualification Series at the SSL Final and it didn’t go as well as Josh and I hoped for. We ended up where we started the day… in 15th. We had glimpses of upward movement; leading at the first mark of the first race. But I forgot to go back to the well on the second windward leg and ended up eighth in a race that we led in.
Posted on 3 Dec
Ten teams announced for Star Sailors League Finals 2016
Light airs forced a delay to the start of the fourth and final day of the SSL Qualifying Rounds to select ten teams Light airs forced a delay to the start of the fourth and final day of the SSL Qualifying Rounds to select ten teams for the SSL Finals 2016, which take place tomorrow.
Posted on 3 Dec
Star Sailors League Finals - Light airs make for an exhausting Day 3
Three races were held today on Montague Bay for Star fleet. Mark Medleblatt/Brian Fatih sailed consistently to take lead Three races were held today on Montague Bay for the Star fleet. The southeasterly winds were considerably lighter than the previous days at eight knots dropping to as little as four knots by the end of the day. Mark Medleblatt and Brian Fatih sailed very consistently to take the lead in the series while Robert Scheidt, Diego Negri and Xavier Rohart each had at least one bad race.
Posted on 2 Dec
Star Sailors League Finals - Top three in a world of their own - Day 2
Four races were held today outside Montegue Bay off the east end of New Providence Island. Four races were held today outside Montegue Bay off the east end of New Providence Island. The wind was easterly at 14 knots for the first race dropping to 7 knots for the fourth race. There was a 15 degree persistent shift to the southeast as the day went on.
Posted on 2 Dec
Star Sailors League Finals 2016 - Leaders emerge
Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening lead Qualifying Rounds of SSL Finals 2016 after a stellar performance in Montague Bay Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening (BRA) lead the Qualifying Rounds of the SSL Finals 2016 after a stellar performance in Montague Bay, Nassau, Bahamas.
Posted on 1 Dec
Star Sailors League - Overall report
We are back in Nassau for the fourth Star Sailors League Final. SSL is creation of Michel Niklaus, a Swiss Star sailor. We are back in Nassau for the fourth Star Sailors League Final. The Star Sailors League (SSL) is the creation of Michel Niklaus, a Swiss Star sailor who has a dream. Michel’s dream is to bring together the best sailors in the world and have them compete against each other.
Posted on 1 Dec
World Sailing lead the conversation at the Yacht Racing Forum
Sailing - sport, technology and nature in perfect harmony was the message delivered by World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt Sailing - sport, technology and nature in perfect harmony. This was the message delivered by World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt at the opening session of the Yacht Racing Forum in Valletta, Malta that provided the backbone to much of the day's conversations and presentations.
Posted on 29 Nov
Oracle Team USA delivers Optimist fleet to Sandys Boat Club
On Friday afternoon, Oracle Team USA donated a second batch of 15 Optimist dinghies to a Bermuda Sailing Club. On Friday afternoon, Oracle Team USA donated a second batch of 15 Optimist dinghies to a Bermuda Sailing Club. The boats have been completely refurbished to ‘better than new’ condition by the Oracle Team USA boat-builders after being rescued from the scrap heap, and today were donated to Sandys Boat Club.
Posted on 26 Nov