Six regattas in 6 weeks in the waters of Newport and near-by Martha’s Vineyard.


Formal and informal social events at exclusive, historic and unique locations.


Colonial Seaport, Gilded Age Get-Away & America’s Cup Host 1930-1983


12mR YC, Edgartown YC, Ida Lewis YC, New York YC


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Newport, RI

The Sailing Capital of the World – Newport has a longstanding sailing history that is evident everywhere in the “City-by-the-Sea” from the many Colonial sea captains’ homes that line the streets of Newport’s downtown, to the busy Newport Harbor that is a destination and home port, to some of the most renowned sailing and motor yachts in the world. Newport even has a busy downtown street, America’s Cup Avenue, dedicated to the most famous sailing race! Since its founding in 1639, Newporters have taken advantage of their city’s seaside location by using sailing for trade, pleasure, sport and business… more history.

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IIda Lewis Yacht Clubda Lewis Yacht Club, your host for the 2019 12mR World Championship. Located on the site of the old Newport Lighthouse in Newport Harbor, ILYC was founded in 1928 by Arthur Curtiss James, a past commodore of the New York Yacht Club and owner of some of the great sailing yachts of the early 20th century, including Coronet, one of the largest schooner yachts ever built. Named for Idawalley Zorada Lewis, the famous young woman who served as the keeper of the Lime Rock Light on the southern side of Newport’s inner harbor from 1879 until her death in 1911. Ida became famous for her daring rescues and was officially credited with saving eighteen lives– represented by the 18 stars on ILYC’s burgee.

During the America’s Cup Years, ILYC served as the New York Yacht Club’s Newport station. (Harbour Court, the NYYC clubhouse in Newport was acquired in the late 1980s).

ILYC is a sailing club, whose members include some of the best US yacht racers. Over the years Ida Lewis Yacht Club has hosted numerous National and World Championship events including the annual 12 Metre North American Championship.

Website: Ida Lewis Yacht Club

170 Wellington Ave.
Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-1969

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New York Yacht ClubNew York Yacht Club, your host for the NYYC’s 175th Anniversary Regatta needs little introduction to yachtsmen around the world. Since its founding in 1844, or the winning of the 100 Guinea Cup (aka the America’s Cup) by NYYC Commodore Steven’s revolutionary yacht America in 1851, the New York Yacht Club has been a prominent player in yacht racing around the World. It has two classic club houses, 44th Street in New York City, with it spectacular model room, and Harbour Court, perched high above and overlooking Newport and Narraganset Bay, welcome many of the best sailors in the world through their doors.

The 12 Metre Class is very pleased to be included among the invited guests to NYYC’s 175th Anniversary Regatta and Party.

Website: New York Yacht Club

5 Halidon Ave.
Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-1000

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Edgartown YC

Edgartown Yacht ClubFounded in 1905, EYC is the summer home to many avid sailor and racers. The EYC has hosted a Annual 12mR Regatta for many years. Many of their members participated in the America’s Cup during the 12mR years; and group from EYC are members of the syndicate that is campaigning US 21, American Eagle.

Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard is an old whaling port and is now an upscale summer and tourist destination with a multitude of houses built by whaling captains and other prominent people of prior centuries. Edgartown is a great place for “shore leave.”

Website: Edgartown Yacht Club

1 Dock St | PO Box 1309
Edgartown, MA 02539
+1 508-627-4361

Martha’s Vineyard Links:

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Martha’s Vineyard Times
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