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Lead Changes in Three Divisions on Day Two

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12 Metre World Championship:
Lead Changes in Three Divisions on Day Two

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 10, 2019) – Last night at Gurney’s Marina and Resort, 400 hundred sailors representing six countries, joined sponsors and race organizers at the elegantly-staged Welcome Reception for the12 Metre World Championship hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and organized by the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Americas Fleet. Today, the same sailors took to the waters of Rhode Island Sound for their second day of racing in a five-day, nine race series that has the eyes of all the sailing world trained upon it.

A postponement on the water pushed a scheduled 11 a.m. start back to 1:15, but it was worth the wait when a barely-there breeze picked up to 8-12 knots. Each of five divisions sailed two races to add to their two-race score line from yesterday, and new leaders emerged in three divisions.

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Columbia (US-16) at the 12 Metre Worlds on Day Two. (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

In Vintage Division, Nyala (US-12), the second of two Italian teams fielded by Luna Rossa Syndicate head Patrizio Bertelli (the other isKookaburra II (KA-12) in Grand Prix Division), replaced Onawa (US-6) at the top of the scoreboard by posting two bullets in each of the twice-around windward/leeward races. Skippered by Mauro Pelaschier, Nyala won last weekend’s 12 Metre Pre-Worlds.

In Modern Division, Challenge XII (KA-10), skippered by Jack LeFort of Jamestown, R.I., also won both races to finish ahead of yesterday’s leader Courageous (US-26) in cumulative standings, while in Traditional Division Columbia (US-16), helmed by owner Kevin Hegarty of Newport, R.I. and skippered by Anthony Chiurco of Princeton, N.J. finished with a slim lead over American Eagle(US-21); only one point separates them going into tomorrow’s racing.

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Challenge XII (KA-10) at the 12 Metre Worlds on Day Two. (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

“It’s the closest racing we’ve had in a long time,” said Hegarty. “In the first race we edged out American Eagle by only one boat length at the finish.” Hegarty was project manager for a refit on Columbia in 2001, then served as captain of her for six years before he bought her because he loved her so much. “I consider myself not so much her owner as her caretaker,” he said. “She’ll be around a lot longer than me. I’ve been sailing in Newport a long time and I’ve never seen anything like what was out there today; I wish I was on a spectator boat to see the beauty of these boats all together.”

Legacy (KZ-5), helmed by Thomas Andersen with fellow Dane Jesper Bank serving as tactician, continued to dominate today and has a perfect score line going into tomorrow, but with five races to go, second-place New Zealand (KZ-3) has a chance to catch her.

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Welcome Reception for the 12 Metre World Championship at Gurney’s Marina and Resort. Top right: Skippers from 22 boats gather for a photo opportunity with Newport Mayor Jamie Bova and Ida Lewis Yacht Club Commodore, Dan Faria. (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

In 12 Metre Spirit Division, America II (US-46), skippered by Michael Fortenbaugh of Jersey City, N.J. remains the leader over its single opponent America II (US-42). Both boats are from the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, also based in Jersey City, and are raced by members of the Manhattan Sailing Club.

 “We’re just amateurs,” said Fortenbaugh, “and we thought it would be better for everybody if we could match race, so we wouldn’t interfere with anyone. We consider ourselves as good guests.”

Fortenbaugh also reflected on the significance of the fleet that sailed today. “The reason we acquired these boats is because we think this class is the most important class in American yachting history, and we want to preserve these boats for the next generation.”

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(results below)

2019 12 Metre Worlds
Day Two (July 10)

12mR – Grand Prix (4 Boats)
1. Legacy, Thomas Andersen / Jesper Bank, Munkebo, Fyn, Den – 1 -1 -1 -1 ; 4
2. New Zealand, Gunther & Maggie Buerman, Newport, RI, USA – 2 -2 -2 -2 ; 8
3. Kookaburra II, Torben Grael / Patrizio Bertelli, Arezzo, ITA – 3 -3 -3 -3 ; 12
4. Kiwi Magic, Johan Blach Petersen, Aarhus C, DEN – 4 -4 -4 -4 ; 16

12mR – Modern (8 Boats)
1. Challenge XII, Jack LeFort, Jamestown, RI, USA – 1 -2 -1 -1 ; 5
2. Courageous, Ralph Isham / Steve Glascock / Alexander Auersperg / Ward Marsh, Newport, RI, USA – 2 -1 -2 -4 ; 9
3. Enterprise, Clayton & Nancy Deutsch, Newport, RI, USA – 3 -4 -3 -3 ; 13
4. Victory ’83, Dennis Williams, Hobe Sound, FL, USA – 4 -6 -4 -2 ; 16
5. Intrepid, Jack Curtin, Toronto, Ont, CAN – 6 -3 -5 -6 ; 20
6. Freedom, Charles Robertson, Guilford, CT, USA – 5 -5 -6 -5 ; 21
7. Defender, Dick Enersen, San Rafael, CA, USA – 7 -7 -7 -7 ; 28
8. Lionheart, Harry Graves, Grand Isle, VT, USA – 8 -8 -8 -8 ; 32

12mR – Traditional (4 Boats)
1. Columbia, Kevin Hegarty / Anthony Chiurco , Newport, RI, USA – 1 -2 -2 -1 ; 6
2. American Eagle, Eagle 2019 Syndicate , Middletown, RI, USA – 2 -1 -1 -3 ; 7
3. Nefertiti, Jon Sears Wullschleger , Sarasota, FL, USA – 3 -3 -3 -2 ; 11
4. Easterner, Scott Bernard , Annapolis, MD, USA – 5 -5 -5 -5 ; 20

12mR – Vintage (4 Boats)
1. Nyala, Mauro Pelaschier / Patrizio Bertell , Arezzo, ITA – 1 -2 -1 -1 ; 5
2. Onawa, Jim Blanusha / Steven Gewirz / Louis Girard / Earl McMillen / Mark Watson, Newport, RI, USA – 2 -1 -3 -2 ; 8
3. Blue Marlin, Henrik Andersin, Kauniainen, Uusimaa, FIN – 3 -3 -2 -3 ; 11
4. Vema III, Johan Troye, Oslo, Norway, NOR – 4 -4 -4 -4 ; 16

12mR- Spirit (2 Boats)
1. America II, Michael Fortenbaugh, Jersey City, NJ, USA – 1 -2 -1 -2 ; 6
2. America II, Scott Curtis, New York, NY, USA – 3 -1 -2 -1 ; 7

The 2019 12 Metre World Championship is sponsored by Château d’Esclans -Whispering Angel, Grand Banks Yachts, Gurney’s Marina and Resort, MJM Yachts, North Sails and Vhernier Milano. Official suppliers include Bacardi, Barton & Gray Mariners Club, Code Zero, Harborside Marina, Helly Hansen Newport, McMillen Yachts, Quantum Sails, Robbe & Berking Classics, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, Stella Artois and Trident Studio. Event venue partners are Clarke Cooke House, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, International Yacht Restoration School, Newport Shipyard, Sail Newport and Seamen’s Church Institute. For more information please visit: https://12mrworlds.com/partners/

A full list of competitors is here: https://12mrworlds.com/2019-competitors/

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE CLASS
The 112 year-old International 12 Metre Class encompasses a living history of racing yacht design by the world’s foremost naval architects including Olin Stephens, Clinton Crane, William Fife III, Philip Rhodes, Johan Anker, Ben Lexcen and more who pushed their designs to the very limits of innovation. The resulting boats represented the pinnacle of yacht development from 1907-1987 for the highest levels of international sailing competition– the Olympic Games (1908-1920) and the America’s Cup (1958-1987). www.12mrclass.com

For more information on the Pre-Worlds Regatta or the 12 Metre Worlds visit https://12mrworlds.com/ or contact Peter Gerard at pgerard53@gmail.com.

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CONTACTS:
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Peter Gerard
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And They’re Off!

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12 Metre World Championship: And They’re Off!

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 2019) – After a postponement ashore and then on the water this morning, a light breeze filled in nicely for the most part of two races on Rhode Island Sound at the 12 Metre World Championship hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and organized by the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Americas Fleet. The five-day event started today amidst much anticipation and excitement for the spectacle of such a large gathering of 12 Metres on one stage. Racing were 21 of the historic yachts, with many of those having once sailed in America’s Cup competitions here in Newport from 1958-1983 (Modern and Traditional Divisions); some having been built with winged keels specifically for the 1987 Cup (Grand Prix Division); and some dating as far back as the 1920s (Vintage Division). A 12 Metre Spirit Division also sailed.

Today’s first race, on a twice-around windward/leeward course of nearly 7 miles, was completed in 9-11 knots, but during the second race, sailed in a similar manner, the wind died enough so that the Race Committee felt it prudent to shorten course.

Courageous (US-26), topped the Modern Division on a tiebreaker with Challenge XII (KA-10), and did so even after a premature start in the second race. Famous for being one of just two 12 Metres to have won the America’s Cup twice (1974 and 1977), Courageous is owned by a Newport syndicate comprised of Ralph Isham, Steve Glascock, Alexander Auersperg and Ward Marsh and skippered by Arthur Santry. Gary Jobson, who won the ’77 Cup aboard Courageous as tactician for Ted Turner, is filling the same role at the Worlds and today had some interesting decisions to make.

Courageous (US-26) at the 12 Metre Worlds
Courageous (US-26) at the 12 Metre Worlds (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

“The good news is everybody had a good attitude; no one got down when we were over the line early,” said Jobson. “It was a day of picking wind shifts, and we got some good ones. We passed a couple of boats on each leg to win.”

Isham, who sails on the boat with the other syndicate members, said it helped to be behind to see what was happening to others. “With the shifts it could have been anybody’s day, but Jobson made some great decisions and got us right back into the race. In the first race on the upwind leg we couldn’t separate ourselves from Challenge XII and Victory ’83 (K-22). We finally got around Victory ‘83, but Challenge XII won by 25 seconds”

The Danish team aboard Legacy (KZ-5), skippered by Thomas Andersen, won both its races today in Grand Prix Division.

 Legacy (KZ-5) at the 12 Metre Worlds (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)
Legacy (KZ-5) at the 12 Metre Worlds (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

“It definitely was not easy,” said Legacy’s tactician Jesper Bank. “In the first race we were leading around the marks but not by much. In the second race we were with New Zealand (KZ-3) and Kiwi Magic (KZ-7) on the left and Kookaburra II (KA-12) was on the right, so we knew early on that we needed to win the group on the left. We were the first boat to come in from the left but Kookaburra II was slightly ahead. Then we took advantage of a massive wind shift on the downwind leg. When the wind died on the second beat and the Race Committee finished us at the top mark, we were lucky enough to be leading.”

American Eagle (US-21) topped the Traditional class while Onawa (US-6) and America II (US-42) won the Vintage Division and 12 Metre Spirit Division, respectively.

12 Metre Worlds (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)
12 Metre Worlds (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

In reflecting on the overall picture, Gary Jobson said, “It’s two races down and seven to go, but the coolest thing is having all these 12 Metres sailing together. It’s the biggest thing in the U.S. in sailing this summer.”

With tomorrow’s forecast, the races are expected to run on time, with the first starting signal scheduled for 11 a.m.

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(results below)

2019 12 Metre Worlds
Day One (July 9)

12mR – Grand Prix (4 Boats)
1. Legacy, Thomas Andersen / Jesper Bank, Munkebo, Fyn, den – 1 -1 ; 2
2. New Zealand, Gunther & Maggie Buerman, Newport, RI, USA – 2 -2 ; 4
3. Kookaburra II, Torben Grael / Patrizio Bertelli, Arezzo, ITA – 3 -3 ; 6
4. Kiwi Magic, Johan Blach Petersen, Aarhus C, DEN – 4 -4 ; 8

12mR – Modern (8 Boats)
1. Courageous, Ralph Isham / Steve Glascock / Alexander Auersperg / Ward Marsh, Newport, RI, USA – 2 -1 ; 3
2. Challenge 12, Jack LeFort, Jamestown, RI, USA – 1 -2 ; 3
3. Enterprise, Clay & Nancy Deutsch, Newport, RI, USA – 3 -4 ; 7
4. Intrepid, Jack Curtin, Toronto, Ont, CAN – 6 -3 ; 9
5. Victory ’83, Dennis Williams, Hobe Sound, FL, USA – 4 -6 ; 10
6. Freedom, Charles Robertson, Guilford, CT, USA – 5 -5 ; 10
7. Defender, Dick Enerson, San Rafael, CA, USA – 7 -7 ; 14
8. Lionheart, Harry Graves, Grand Isle, VT, USA – 8 -8 ; 16

12mR – Traditional (3 Boats)
1. American Eagle, Eagle 2019 Syndicate, Middletown, RI, USA – 2 -1 ; 3
2. Columbia, Kevin Hegarty / Anthony Chiurco, Newport, RI, USA – 1 -2 ; 3
3. Nefertiti, Jon Sears Wullschleger, Sarasota, FL, USA – 3 -3 ; 6

12mR – Vintage (4 Boats)
1. Onawa, Jim Blanusha / Steven Gewirz / Louis Girard / Earl McMillen / Mark Watson, Newport, RI, USA – 2 -1 ; 3
2. Nyala, Mauro Pelaschier / Patrizio Bertelli, Arezzo, ITA – 1 -2 ; 3
3. Blue Marlin, Henrik Andersin, Kauniainen, Uusimaa, FIN – 3 -3 ; 6
4. Vema III, Johan Troye, Oslo, Norway, NOR – 4 -4 ; 8

12mR- Spirit (2 Boats)
1. America II, Michael Fortenbaugh, Jersey City, NJ, USA – 1 -2 ; 3
2. America II, Scott Curtis, New York, NY, USA – 3 -1 ; 4

The 2019 12 Metre World Championship is sponsored by Château d’Esclans -Whispering Angel, Grand Banks Yachts, Gurney’s Marina and Resort, MJM Yachts, North Sails and Vhernier Milano. Official suppliers include Bacardi, Barton & Gray Mariners Club, Code Zero, Harborside Marina, Helly Hansen Newport, McMillen Yachts, Quantum Sails, Robbe & Berking Classics, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, Stella Artois and Trident Studio. Event venue partners are Clarke Cooke House, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, International Yacht Restoration School, Newport Shipyard, Sail Newport and Seamen’s Church Institute. For more information please visit: https://12mrworlds.com/partners/

A full list of competitors is here: https://12mrworlds.com/2019-competitors/

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE CLASS
The 112 year-old International 12 Metre Class encompasses a living history of racing yacht design by the world’s foremost naval architects including Olin Stephens, Clinton Crane, William Fife III, Philip Rhodes, Johan Anker, Ben Lexcen and more who pushed their designs to the very limits of innovation. The resulting boats represented the pinnacle of yacht development from 1907-1987 for the highest levels of international sailing competition– the Olympic Games (1908-1920) and the America’s Cup (1958-1987). www.12mrclass.com

For more information on the Pre-Worlds Regatta or the 12 Metre Worlds visit https://12mrworlds.com/ or contact Peter Gerard at pgerard53@gmail.com.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. #12MetreWorlds2019, @12mRWorldChampionship

Ida Lewis Yacht Club during the 12 Metre Worlds
Ida Lewis Yacht Club during the 12 Metre Worlds (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

 

CONTACTS:
Event Chairman
Peter Gerard
pgerard53@gmail.com
+1 214-244-4955

Sponsorship
Manuka Sports
Sam@Manukasem.com
+44 7398-183-957

Media
Media Pro Int’l
Barby MacGowan
Barby.Macgowan@MediaProNewport.com
+1 401-849-0220

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos
sallyanne@windlasscreative.com
+1 401-847-0112

2019 Worlds Kick-Off

The new deck at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club was filled to capacity last evening for the first official event of the 2019 12mR World Championship. Competitors listened to instructions from Event Chair, Peter Gerard and PRO, Mark Foster at the Skipper’s Meeting. Later old friends met new while socializing at the Owner’s Reception, but it was an early evening because…
After 3 years of planning and the efforts of MANY, today will be the FIRST DAY OF RACING for the fleet of 22 iconic 12 Metre Yachts!

2019 12 Metre Worlds Skippers Meeting at Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, RI

2019 12 Metre Worlds Skippers Meeting at Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, RI
2019 12 Metre Worlds Skippers Meeting at Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, RI

12 Metre Pre-Worlds: Last Blast Before the World Championship

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12 Metre Pre-Worlds: Last Blast Before the World Championship

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 2019) – In preparation for next week’s 12 Metre World Championship (July 8-13) in Newport, R.I., a fleet of 16 12 Metres competed in Sail Newport’s annual Newport Regatta and counted it as their official 12 Metre Pre-Worlds.  After five races over two days (July 6-7), New Zealand (KZ-3), Victory ’83, (K-22) Columbia (US-16) and Nyala (US-12) became the names to beat, winning their respective divisions, but not without a fight. This regatta foreshadowed the intense competition to come when 22 of these yachts – considered some of the most iconic in the history of sailboat design and spanning the decades between the 1920s and 1980s – compete at the Worlds.

“It was unprecedented and awesome to see so many 12 Metres together on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound (where they sailed, respectively, on Saturday and Sunday),” said 12 Metre Worlds Event Chair Peter Gerard, “And it will be even more spectacular next week when another six 12 Metres join the racing, making it the largest gathering of 12 Metres since the 2001 America’s Cup Jubilee.”

Victory ‘83 (KA-22), winner in Modern Division at the 12 Metre Pre-Worlds, part of Sail Newport’s Newport Regatta. (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

The 12 Metres, most famous as America’s Cup boats but also with ties to the Olympics in the early 1900s, are divided into divisions based mainly on when they were built. They are Grand Prix (for 12 Metres built between 1983 and 1987 with winged keels), Modern (1967-1983), Traditional (1958-1964) and Vintage (1907-1958).

After two firsts and a second on Saturday, Dennis Williams’ Victory ‘83 (K-22) had four points on Enterprise (US-27) going into Sunday’s Modern Division racing. “We just wanted to sail the racecourse as fast as we could,” said Williams, who won Sunday’s first race by 20 boat lengths or so and “never looked back” after establishing an early lead on the eight-mile twice-around windward-leeward course. “In the second race, a start near the pin end didn’t really work for us; we got pinned out by Intrepid (US-22) and couldn’t sail the course we wanted to sail. We finally got free and ended up second but took a penalty (2 points) for fouling Challenge XII (KA-10) at the weather mark.

“If you make a mistake you get shot out the back; it’s pretty simple,” said Williams. “You can’t find big boat around-the-buoys racing like this anywhere else. There’s lots of very close competition, and the boats are technically challenging; it’s really a lot of fun.  We hope we can go out and show our competitors the way around the course next week!”

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Nyala (US-12), winner in Vintage Division at the 12 Metre Pre-Worlds, part of Sail Newport’s Newport Regatta. (Photo Credit: Ian Roman)

Nyala (US-12) won all of its races in the Vintage Division, but skipper Mauro Pelaschier said he will have to concentrate to stay ahead of the rest next week. The last time he sailed in Newport was 36 years ago (1983) when he was helmsman for Azzurra (I-4), the first Italian challenger for the America’s Cup. “I’m really happy to be back in Newport where I started my professional sailing life,” said Pelaschier, who has also sailed in three Olympic Games. “My crew is all from Azzurra, too, so we are not only a vintage boat but also a vintage crew,” laughed Pelaschier. “We have sailed together in many regattas, so we always learn, learn, learn. Our boat is competitive for sure, and the crew is ready.”

New Zealand (KZ-3) with Max Buerman at the helm, edged out Kookaburra (KA-12), steered by Torben Grael in Grand Prix Division, while Columbia (US-16) won Traditional Division over American Eagle (US-21).

In ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoints Series Standings, the point spread is close: Courageous (US-26) is leading with 87 points, while Victory ’83 (K-22) is close behind with 84 points. They are followed by American Eagle (US-21) and Challenge XII (KA-10), each with 82 points.

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(results below)

2019 Newport Regatta
Results for 12 Metre Pre-World Regatta

Grand Prix (One Design – 4 Boats)
1. New Zealand (KZ-3), Gunther and Maggie Buerman, Highland Beach, FL/Newport, RI, USA – 1 -3 -1 -1 -1 ; 7
2. Kookaburra II (KA-12), Torben Grael / Patrizio Bertelli , Arezzo, ITA – 2 -1 -2 -2 -2 ; 9
3. Legacy (KZ-5), Thomas Andersen / Jesper Bank, Munkebo, Fyn, DEN – 3 -2 -3 -3 -3 ; 14
4. Kiwi Magic (KZ-7), Johan Blach Petersen, Aarhus C, DEN – 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 ; 20

Modern (One Design – 7 Boats)
1. Victory ’83 (K-22), Dennis Williams, Hobe Sound, FL/Newport, RI, USA – 1 -2 -1 -1 -4 ; 9
2. Enterprise (US-27), Clay and Nancy Deutsch, Newport, RI, USA – 2 -1 -4 -3 -1 ; 11
3. Courageous (US-26), Ralph Isham / Steve Glascock / Alexander Auersperg / Ward Marsh / Arthur Santry, Newport, RI – 3 -5 -3 -2 -3 ; 16
4. Intrepid (US-22), Jack Curtin, Toronto, Ont, CAN – 6 -4 -2 -6 -6 ; 24
5. Freedom (US-30), Charles Robertson, Guilford, CT, USA – 5 -5 -5 -5 -5 ; 25
6.
 Challenge XII (KA-10) Jack LeFort, Jamestown, RI, USA – 4 -9 -9 -4 -4 ; 30
7. Defender (US-33), Tom Webster, Hilton Head, SC and Dick Enersen, San Rafael, CA, USA – 7 -6 -9 -7 -7 ; 36

Traditional (2 Boats)
1. Columbia (US-16), Kevin Hegarty / Anthony Chiurco, Newport, RI, USA – 2 -1 -2 -1 -1 ; 7
2. American Eagle (US-21), Eagle 2019 Syndicate, Middletown, RI, USA – 1 -2 -1 -2 -2 ; 8

Vintage (3 Boats)
1. Nyala (US-12), Mauro Pelaschier / Patrizio Bertelli, Arezzo, ITA – 1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ; 5
2. Blue Marlin (FIN-1), Henrik Andersin, Kaunianen, FIN – 2 -2 -2 -2 -2 ; 10
3. Onawa (US-6), Jim Blanusha / Steven Gewirz / Louis Girard / Earl McMillen / Mark Watson, Newport, RI, USA – 4 -3 -3 -3 -3 ; 16

The 2019 12 Metre World Championship is sponsored by Château d’Esclans -Whispering Angel, Grand Banks Yachts, Gurney’s Marina and Resort, MJM Yachts, North Sails and Vhernier Milano. Official suppliers include Bacardi, Barton & Gray Mariners Club, Code Zero, Harborside Marina, Helly Hansen Newport, McMillen Yachts, Quantum Sails, Robbe & Berking Classics, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, Stella Artois and Trident Studio. Event venue partners are Clarke Cooke House, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, International Yacht Restoration School, Newport Shipyard, Sail Newport and Seamen’s Church Institute. For more information please visit: https://12mrworlds.com/partners/

A full list of competitors is here: https://12mrworlds.com/2019-competitors/

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE CLASS
The 112 year-old International 12 Metre Class encompasses a living history of racing yacht design by the world’s foremost naval architects including Olin Stephens, Clinton Crane, William Fife III, Philip Rhodes, Johan Anker, Ben Lexcen and more who pushed their designs to the very limits of innovation. The resulting boats represented the pinnacle of yacht development from 1907-1987 for the highest levels of international sailing competition– the Olympic Games (1908-1920) and the America’s Cup (1958-1987). www.12mrclass.com

For more information on the Pre-Worlds Regatta or the 12 Metre Worlds visit https://12mrworlds.com/ or contact Peter Gerard at pgerard53@gmail.com.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. #12MetreWorlds2019, @12mRWorldChampionship

 

CONTACTS:
Event Chairman
Peter Gerard
pgerard53@gmail.com
+1 214-244-4955

Sponsorship
Manuka Sports
Sam@Manukasem.com
+44 7398-183-957

Media
Media Pro Int’l
Barby MacGowan
Barby.Macgowan@MediaProNewport.com
+1 401-849-0220

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos
sallyanne@windlasscreative.com
+1 401-847-0112

12 Metre Harbor Parade Route

2019 12 Metre World Championship Parade Route Chart

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