RSYS contests NYYC Cup

The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is a Corinthian contest between premier clubs and being held from 7 – 14 September at NYYC, Rhode Island.

The Squadron is represented by Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, Michelle Belgiorno-Nettis, Marlena Berzins, Nicholas Cleary, Christopher Cook, Michael Dunstan, Dave Edwards, Tom King, Greg O'Shea and Ivan Wheen.

Our Club came 2nd overall in 2017 and was awarded the Resolute Trophy - so there's everything to play for! 
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NYYC offered this humorous comment:
'Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, the skipper for the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's entry will surely do a good job of downplaying his chances of winning the 2019 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup. He'll mention his lack of experience with the IC37, or maybe that it's winter in Australia. Don't buy it. He skippered the Middle Harbour YC team to fourth in 2015 and the RSYS team to second in 2017, with very limited experience in the Swan 42. He's also a former Farr 40 world champion. Having Men's 470 gold medalist Tom King calling the shots won't hurt. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron team will be in the mix this year for sure.'

Race 1 day 1 saw light airs that perhaps frustrated our team's efforts, coming 11th in the fleet. 

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Race 1 gets underway

Participating clubs:
Itchenor Sailing Club
Japan Sailing Federation
New York Yacht Club 
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein
Real Club Nautico de Barcelona
Royal Canadian Yacht Club 
Royal Cork Yacht Club 
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Royal Swedish Yacht Club
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Royal Thames Yacht Club
Royal Yacht Squadron 
San Diego Yacht Club 
Southern Yacht Club 
Yacht Club Argentino
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
Yacht Club de France
Yacht Club Italiano

About the event:

The Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is a biennial international Corinthian championship occurring on odd years. It was first run in 2009. Teams of amateur sailors representing yacht clubs from around the globe have journeyed to Newport to challenge for this prestigious trophy. The regatta has set a new standard for pure one-design competition with provided boats and sails and equalized rig tune. 

The first five editions were sailed in the Swan 42. The 2019 edition of the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup will be the first to utilize the IC37 yacht. This purpose-built 37-footer was designed by Mark Mills for the New York Yacht Club, with the hulls being built at Westerly Marine in California and FIBRE Mechanics in England. The Club will own a fleet of 20 IC37s, ensuring that the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup has a perfectly even fleet of yachts for this event for the next decade and beyond. Past champions of the Invitational Cup include: New York Yacht Club (2009),  Royal Canadian Yacht Club (2011 and 2013), Royal Thames Yacht Club (2015) and Southern Yacht Club (2017). To date 40 teams representing 21 countries on all six inhabited continents have competed for the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.

Photos by NYYC Media