This is the waterfront I grew up with.
This past week the NYYC hosted the 2019 Invitational Cup in Newport, RI. 20 amateur teams racing the new IC37 class (designed by Mark Mills) over 4 days on Narragansett bay.
THE LEADERBORD FOR THE 12 METER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS REMAINS TIGHT AND IN FLUX. THIS REGATTA WILL GO DOWN TO THE WIRE.
SATURDAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF RACING FOLLOWED BY THE PRIZE AWARDING.
PLENTY OF WIND OVER 3 DAYS OF RACING IN NARRGANSETT BAY DURING THE NEW YORK YACHT CLUB ANNUAL REGATTA
We have come to expect a day in the winter like this. When the air is so cold it makes the water seem warm.
On may 8 2018 two of the boats finished overlapped after 5700 miles. With a foul tide and no wind and fog the positions changed in the final miles.
The St. Patrick’s day parade is for many the first day of spring; where people venture out. Today was cold and windy; however it did not cool people’s enthusiasm.
THE TRANSATLANTIC RACE OF 1975 STARTED IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND FINISHING IN COWES IOW. WEALD WAS A SWAN 48 DESIGNED BY S&S. A BOAT IN MY OPINION THAT WAS FASTER THAN “CARINA” IN THAT ERA.
THIS WAS ONE OF 9 TRANSATLANTIC RACES I HAVE COMPETED IN. EACH WITH IT’S OWN SPECIAL MEMORIES. ADDITIONALLY AN EXCEPTIONAL PRIVILEGE TO COMMUNE WITH NATURE IN A WAY PERMITTED TO ONLY A FEW.
The film produced by NBC sports is well done and a perspective I had not previously considered.