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NYYCAR: A Lively and Historical Tradition

June 16th, 2013

Newport, RI (June 16, 2013)  – The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex—the oldest regatta in the country—has entered the history books for the 159th time after two days of weekend racing (June 15 and 16) preceded by an optional and separately scored competition “Around the Island” on Friday (June 14). With


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NYYCAR: Off to a Good Start

June 16th, 2013

Newport, RI (June 15, 2013) – For today’s opening races of the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex a northeasterly that had kept things moving yesterday in the Around the Island Race slowly died before being replaced by a light southwesterly.  It made for a long day on the water for


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Barking Mad holds narrow lead at 159th NYYC Annual Regatta

June 15th, 2013

    NEWPORT, RI (June 15, 2013) – In typical Farr 40 fashion, class honors are up for grabs going into the final day of the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex.Just five points separate the top three boats after three days of racing. Skipper Jim Richardson and his team aboard


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NYYCAR: A Prize of a Day

June 14th, 2013

Newport, RI (June 14, 2013) – After yesterday’s severe weather warnings for today, northeasterly winds of 20 knots and intermittent sunshine came as a welcomed surprise at the start of the Around the Island Race, a Friday prelude to this weekend’s 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex. The 19 nautical mile


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Barking Mad Maintains Lead at 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

June 14th, 2013

    NEWPORT, RI (June 14, 2013) – Mother Nature can work in mysterious ways. When the nine boats competing in Farr 40 class headed out to the race course on Narragansett Bay, the wind was absolutely howling. About two hours later, the fleet was totally becalmed. “It was a really strange, tricky day out there,”


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Barking Mad Takes Early Lead at 159th Annual New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

June 13th, 2013

NEWPORT, RI (June 13, 2013) – Skippers and crews fought through cold and rainy conditions to complete three races on the opening day of Farr 40 competition at the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex.     Barking Mad owner-driver Jim Richardson was chilled to the bone and could not wait to


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Bracing for epic day on Narragansett Bay

June 13th, 2013

Newport, RI (June 13, 2013) – A record 154 yachts are preparing to take part in the three-day159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, and Friday will seem like rush hour on Narragansett Bay when 94 of those entries gather for the start of the event’s optional Around the (Conanicut) Island Race.


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Record-setting lineup

June 6th, 2013

Newport, RI (June 6, 2013) – With just over a week to go before the start of the New York Yacht Club 159th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, an impressive lineup of talent on a record  150 boats has materialized for the event.  Scheduled for June 14-16, the Annual Regatta is “not-to-be-missed” in part because


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159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex

May 8th, 2013

Interrupted only by war, the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, scheduled for June 14-16, has continued its historic legacy for well over a century and a half, making it the oldest regatta in the country. Equally impressive is its delivery of hard-core racing and sporting camaraderie at one of sailing’s



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