Above video: the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup in September 2015 brought together 17 teams from 11 countries for a pure test of yachting skill. After five days of intense competition, the Royal Thames Yacht Club (UK) emerged as the overall winner, taking home the Invitational Cup trophy and a specially engraved Rolex timepiece. The teams raced on identical New York Yacht Club Swan 42 boats equipped with the same sails, rigging and equipment. This biennial regatta promotes the Corinthian spirit, the highest standard of amateur yachting, rewarding preparation, teamwork and expertise – qualities that are prized by Rolex, Title Sponsor and partner of New York Yacht Club.
The Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is hosted by the NYYC in Newport, Rhode Island in September at its Harbour Court Clubhouse. The fifth biennial Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup will be held September 9 to 16, 2017, RACE DAY 1 is Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017.
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