North America's oldest annual regatta will feature three great days of racing including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race on Friday, June 12, two awards parties and one fabulous regatta dinner on Saturday night. Competition will take place in IRC, ORC, PHRF and one-design classes, as well as for classic yachts and multihulls.
The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta was first run on July 17, 1845, on the Hudson River. Nine yachts started the 40-mile race with the 45-ton Cygnet winning with an elapsed time of 5 hour and 26 minutes. The race was run in or near New York City until 1988 when the purchase of Harbour Court in Newport, R.I., gave the Club a waterfront clubhouse from which to run all its regattas. The current format, featuring a round-the-island race on Friday and two days of buoy or navigator-course racing has been in place for more than a decade. Of special note this year is the inclusion of the Swan American Regatta.
Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex was created in 1998 by merging two popular events hosted by New York Yacht Club and Rolex: the IMS National Championships and the One-Design Championship Regatta. It was designed to give sailors the opportunity to compete in handicap-rated fleet racing during the first part of the event and one-design class racing during the latter part, and in subsequent years, the event has included the incorporation of significant events into its structure, having doubled as the Rolex IMS World Championship in 2000, the Sparkman & Stephens 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2004, Olin Stephens’s 100th birthday in 2008, and the Rolex US-IRC National Championship in 2010.
This biennial race week is now in its 12th running, and has become a favorite of sailors due to the spectacular sailing conditions, unparalleled onshore hospitality and the great race management provided by the Club's all-volunteer race committee.
2020 will mark the 19th anniversary of the original Sail for Pride. In 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania, a few local sailing enthusiasts scrambled to organize a regatta to honor and support those affected.
The first Sail For Pride Regatta rallied over 180 boats and $110,000 designated for charities to support the NYFD firefighters, police and the victims of the attacks and their families.
The display of patriotism and generosity on and off the water made a lasting impression in the sailing community. After the inaugural year, the organizers retired the name Sail for Pride, but continued the event as Sail For Hope, reflecting the Rhode Island state motto and focuses on the mission to supporting local non-profit endeavors. Charities supported over the years have included RI Red Cross, Seamen's Church Institute, Newport Harbormaster's Emergency Equipment Fund, local public high school sailing teams, US Olympic Sailing Trials and many more. Those funds reached outside Rhode Island in 2005 when over $100,000 was raised after Hurricane Katrina's and send to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
To date, over $1,000,000 has been raised for various charities.
For more information on the 2019 Sail for Hope, email Matt Duggan (email@example.com).
Newport Shipyard is proud to support the Sail for Hope Regatta by hosting the after party on Saturday, September 26.
For more information, visit: http://www.newportshipyard.com/events/sail-for-hope
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The Newport International Boat Show encompasses thirteen acres of Newport’s downtown waterfront. Join us on September 12-15, 2019 to view exhibitors from near and far offer a full range of new powerboats and sailboats, plus a medley of marine products, services, and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. Special events, seminars, and in-water boating courses for the whole family are offered on all show days. Not to be missed is the exciting Newport For New Products program – showcasing boats and boating products making their first-ever debut in the United States.
Newport’s coastal scenery, national historic sites, and world-class restaurants make it easy to pair your passion for boating with the beauty of fall in New England.
The Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing (ABRW) is recognized Australia-wide as a vibrant and exciting week of action, mixing six days of offshore yacht racing with seven nights of socializing and entertainment. Organizers are expecting around 130 entries for Airlie Beach Race Week 2019, bringing with them over 2,200 crew and followers.