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J/109 Silvers at New York Yacht Club Race Week

by J/Boats 2 Oct 06:07 PDT September 23-26, 2020
Leading Edge - NYYC Race Week © Rolex / Daniel Forster

The New York Yacht Club's Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex was first run in 1998 and took place this year from September 23 to 26 out of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court, in Newport. R.I.

The biennial regatta, traditionally run at the apex of the summer sailing season, has established itself as one of the premier summer race weeks in the Northeast thanks to its attractive combination of great racing conditions off Newport and the superlative shoreside hospitality at the Club's waterfront Clubhouse overlooking Newport Harbor.

Partners for the 2020 edition of Race Week at Newport include presenting sponsor Rolex and regatta sponsors Hammetts Hotel and Helly Hansen.

After three days of racing, the ORC 2 Class featured some of the closest racing of the day at the top of the class. Starting out with two bullets on the first day to be handily atop the leaderboard, Tom Sutton's J/109 Leading Edge continued their ferocious pace by closing the next two days with five deuces! Shockingly enough, that was not good enough to win the regatta! Instead, they happily settled for the silver.

Starting out slowly on the first day, NYYC Commodore Bill Ketcham got his team into gear and managed a few podium finishes to finish tied for fourth place after seven races but ended up fifth on the countback. A great showing for these two teams after a long summer of not sailing anywhere with virtually "green" crews!

Find more information at nyyc.org.

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