New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview

NYYC Invitational Cup 2011
Jan Harley
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex starts tomorrow and continues until September 17, 2011. One of the most anticipated sailing events of the year the organizers are set to deliver another sensational event as the second running of this international competition gets underway.

Competitors have been steadily arriving in Newport, R.I., throughout the past week and many, through two practice races, today had their first opportunity to sail on the Swan 42s that will be used in the competition.

Armchair sailors, whether on the other side of Newport harbor or the other side of the globe, can follow the racing this week by checking out the new event website. Configured to be 'mobile friendly,' the event site includes information on the 22 competing yacht club teams, crew lists, photos and news. You can follow along on Twitter or 'Like' the event on Facebook. Once racing begins, live race tracking via Kattack, blog posts and daily video will become available on the event website.

About The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex
NYYC’s Harbour Court will host 22 yacht clubs – representing 16 nations from six different continents – with racing on NYYC Swan 42s on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay from September 10-17, 2011. The roster of participating teams is: Annapolis Yacht Club (Annapolis, Md., USA); ); Clube Naval de Cascais (POR); Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (AUS); Eastern Yacht Club (Marblehead, Mass., USA); Itchenor Sailing Club (West Sussex, England); Japan Sailing Federation (JPN); Newport Harbor Yacht Club (Newport Beach, Calif., USA); Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (GER); Nyländska Jaktklubben (Helsinki, Finland); Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (ESP); Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (BER); Royal Canadian Yacht Club (CAN); Royal Cape Yacht Club (RSA); Royal Cork Yacht Club (Cork, IRL); Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (HKG); Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (NOR); Royal Ocean Racing Club (GBR); Royal Yacht Squadron (GBR); Yacht Club Argentino (ARG); Yacht Club Capri (ITA); Yacht Club Punta Ala (ITA), and host New York Yacht Club (Newport, R.I., USA).

In addition to Rolex, which for 2011 and 2013 is the presenting sponsor, Sperry Top-Sider and Nautor’s Swan have also returned, and are joined by Atlantis WeatherGear, as sponsors to enhance the experience of competitors as well as those who will be following the races.

Invitational Cup website