Immediately following the 12mR World Championship, the New York Yacht Club is hosting their 175th Anniversary Regatta and the 12mR Jubilee, July 15-20. All 12mR yachts have been invited to participate. For additional details and registration, please refer to the New York Yacht Club’s web site.
Please be aware that while dockage at Ft. Adams for the Worlds will be part of the registration package, dockage for the NYYC 175th is on a first come basis and must be booked directly with Sail Newport. Sail Newport recommends that if you want to remain at Ft. Adams for the 175th, you book your space sooner rather than later.
It is our understanding that many of the boats will be returning to Europe immediately after the NYYC’s 175th Regatta. However, for those of you considering staying longer, I want to assure you that if you do you will have plenty of opportunity to sail, cruise and race in and around New England in general and Newport in particular.
The Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge offers an opportunity to race throughout August, beginning in the fabled sailing town of Marblehead, MA in the Corinthian Classic. That is followed a week later by two events on Nantucket Island, the two day Nantucket Regatta and the famous one day Opera House Cup (the US Traditional Division boats typically participate). One week later the Classic yachting fleet returns to Narragansett Bay for the two day Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta in Bristol, RI,, followed immediately by the Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta headquartered at the IYRS School of Technology & Trades in downtown Newport.
In addition to the Classic Yacht circuit, there are a number of middle distance race events, including the Ida Lewis Distance Race (‘ILDR”) August 16 & 17. The ILDR is a 150 NM overnight race that starts and finishes off of Ida Lewis Yacht Club.
In September there are a number of local short distance races (18 milers)and a number of multiple weekend race series in Long Island Sound e.g. American Yacht Club Fall Series.
If you are interested in staying, and racing, let us know and we will link you up with the right people and organizations.