Rolex Regattas at New York Yacht Club
Published on December 3rd, 2013
Even though the holidays are just around the corner, it’s never too early to start planning next summer’s racing schedule. Especially with two of 2014’s premier Rolex events – both hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) – adding some extra heat to Newport, R.I.’s renowned summer sailing season.
First up is the 160th NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, scheduled for June 13-15. The oldest continually running regatta in the country knocked it out of the park last June with a record 154 entries. The 2014 edition may rewrite that record, as it will serve as the first of three competitions to count in the venerable Onion Patch Series (celebrating its 50th anniversary), of which the Newport Bermuda Race, directly following, is the second.
The next event of the double bill is the NYYC Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, which takes place July 12-19. Classics and Metre-boat racing will kick off the competition on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, while HPR, IRC, PHRF and one-design racing will follow on Wednesday through Saturday, July 16-19 (with practice races scheduled for Tuesday, July 15). Race Week’s latter half will feature a variety of course configurations, including near-shore “stadium racing”; offshore courses with inshore finishes off Fort Adams; traditional windward-leeward courses; and a middle distance race, which will count toward the overall standings. It also will serve as the inaugural HPR International Championship, the Club Swan 42 National Championship and the J/109 North American Championship. The event concludes with the Rolex Gala Banquet and awards ceremony at Harbour Court on Saturday, July 19, providing everyone with a chance to celebrate the week of sailing in style, applaud the winners, and head home at their leisure on Sunday.
For more information or to coordinate a class championship with either the Annual Regatta or Race Week, contact NYYC Racing Director Brad Dellenbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 845-9633. Visit www.nyyc.org and “Like” us on the NYYC Regattas Facebook page.
Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex, headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its OYSTER watches, all certified as chronometers for their precision, are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the OYSTER, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the PERPETUAL rotor self-winding mechanism introduced in 1931. Rolex has registeredover 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic and patronage programs.
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