Five regattas in 6 weeks in the waters off of Newport, Rhode Island.


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, 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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Worlds Schedule

2019 12mR World Championship Schedule: July 8 – 13, 2019

Monday, July 8

1200 – 1730:  Registration at Ida Lewis Yacht Club
1700: Support Boat Drivers’ Meeting at Ida Lewis YC
1730: Owners’/Skippers’ Meeting at Ida Lewis YC
1830: Owners’/Skippers’ Reception at Ida Lewis YC

Tuesday, July 9

0900: Rendezvous signal announced on VHF Ch72
1055: Course Signals
1100:  First Warning Signal
1830: Welcome Reception at 12mR Welcome Center

Wednesday,  July 10

0900: Rendezvous signal announced on VHF Ch72
1055: Course Signals
1100:  First Warning Signal

Thursday, July 11

0900: Rendezvous signal announced on VHF Ch72
1055: Course Signals
1100:  First Warning Signal
1830: 12 Metre Yacht Club Dinner-Dance at Marble House

Friday, July 12

0900: Rendezvous signal announced on VHF Ch72
1055: Course Signals
1100:  First Warning Signal

Saturday, July 13

0900: Rendezvous signal announced on VHF Ch72
1000: Salute to 12 Metres Parade
1155: Course Signals*
1200:  First Warning Signal*
1700:  Awards Ceremony at 12mR Welcome Center

Sunday, July 14

1500: ITMA Annual General Meeting at Ida Lewis Yacht Club
and ITMA Members ONLY.

*Note difference in time for Course Signals and First Warning on Saturday.

Per Notice of Race: A total of NINE (9) races for each Division are scheduled. FOUR (4) completed races shall constitute a series for each Division. No initial warning signal will be made after 1400 on Saturday, July 13. The warning signal for a start following one or more general recalls or for subsequent starts may be made after 1400. No warning signals may be made after 1500.

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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