2015 Rolex Sailing Calendar: U.S. Events
Published on March 3rd, 2015
Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex is among the most respected sponsors in the sport of sailing. Here is the list of U.S. Rolex events in 2015.
New York Yacht Club 161st Annual Regatta presented by Rolex
When: June 12-14
Where: Newport, Rhode Island
The country’s oldest continually run regatta will celebrate its 161st edition this summer with a long weekend of competition and camaraderie on Narragansett Bay. Hosted by the New York Yacht Club, the annual event will draw an interestingly diverse fleet, as it precedes the Transatlantic Race 2015. In addition to racing in the weekend series that features both ocean and theater-style bay sailing, all eligible yachts can compete in Friday’s separately scored Around-the-Island Race. Entry is open to yachts with a minimum LOA of 25 feet in IRC, Classic, 12 Metre and One-Design classes as well as the recently introduced Cruiser-Racer and Double-handed divisions on “navigator” courses.
For more information visit: http://nyyc.org/yachting/racing/161st-annual-regatta
Transatlantic Race 2015
When: June 23-July 5:
Where: Newport, R.I. to Plymouth, England
An international field of more than 40 boats from 40 to 290 feet in length is expected to take part in the 2015 race, which will have three starts off Newport, R.I. (June 28, July 1, July 5) and cover 2,800 miles to a finish off the southwestern tip of England. The race, which was last sailed in 2011, is being run by the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club.
For more information visit: http://www.transatlanticrace.org
Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship
When: August 19-22
Where: Santa Barbara, California
First held in 1998, the Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship has consistently attracted local and international talent from the class’s regional fleets around the globe. The four-day event moves to a different location annually, and this year competitors will be heading to California where Santa Barbara Yacht Club will host the event.
For more information visit: http://www.farr40.org
Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
When: September 12-19
Where: Newport, R.I.
When this biennial event debuted in 2009, it proved that international Corinthian competition between yacht clubs was long overdue. Now in its fourth edition, the event, hosted by the New York Yacht Club, hosts top yacht clubs from around the world competing on a level playing field. The Invitational Cup is raced in one-design NYYC Swan 42s, which are identically tuned and equipped with supplied sails. Racing is over five days on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.
For more information visit: http://nyyc.org/yachting/invitational-cup
Rolex Big Boat Series
When: September 17-20
Where: San Francisco, California
Inaugurated in 1964, the Rolex Big Boat Series is hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club and takes place annually on San Francisco Bay. In 2005, Rolex became title sponsor of this grand-prix regatta, which draws top sailors and boats from across the nation and abroad for four days of extremely competitive one-design and handicap racing.
For more information visit: http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship
When: September 24-27
Where: Long Beach, California
Maintaining an extensive international schedule that revolves around regional fleets in the U.S.A., Australia, southern Europe and the Nordic region, the Farr 40 class will host its annual Rolex Farr 40 World Championship for a second consecutive year in California, this time at Long Beach Yacht Club, which hosted the Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship in both 2011 and 2014. In its 18th edition, the four-day regatta attracts highly competitive amateurs and professionals from around the globe who race identical yachts on demanding courses.
For more information, visit http://www.farr40.org