12mR North American Championship Caps Newport Season

North American Championship to Wrap-Up Newport 12mR Season

Weatherly (US-17), Nefertiti (US-19) and Columbia (US-16) will compete in the Traditional Division of the 2022 12mR North American Championship.

NEWPORT, RI: September 12, 2022, Submitted by 12 Metre Yacht Club Newport Station

On Friday, September 16 the 12 Metre Yacht Club Newport Station will host the first day of the 12 Metre North American Championship in the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. Seven iconic boats from the Vintage Onawa (US-6) to the sleek Challenge XII (KA-10) will race over three days in two divisions to lay claim to this coveted trophy. Past winner, Columbia (US-16), skippered by Kevin Hegarty will try again to out-sail those in the Traditional division for the 2022 title. The Ida Lewis Yacht Club will serve as the Organizing Authority with a veteran race committee, including Principal Race Officer, Peter Gerard. Five or six races are planned to constitute the regatta.

On Sunday, September 18, the fleet will parade in Newport Harbor beginning at 10:00 AM which will kick off in front of spectators at the Newport Boat Show. Following racing on Sunday, the fleet will dock at Fort Adams where they will be welcomed by kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rhode Island. The 12 Metre Yacht Club Newport Station formed a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs earlier in the year and this is the second event this summer the yacht club will host for the kids.


For more information contact Peggy Hersam, 12MYC Executive Director at 203-807-1066


Weatherly crew accepts Classic Yacht Regatta Trophy

EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier this season in non-12mR-rated – CRF and PHRF handicap scored regattas….

Three Americas fleet 12mRs competing at Newport’s 43rd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta won line honors and podium positions among other classic yachts racing with CRF certificates. Both Weatherly (US-17) and Intrepid (US-22) took line honors and first place (on corrected time) in the Classic and Modern Classic divisions respectively. Onawa (US-6) took second place (on corrected time) in a fleet of 14 Vintage yachts of all description. Onawa (US-6) also claimed the Opera House Cup and at the Safe Harbor Regatta, Weatherly (US-17) took first place in the PHRF Performance Cruising Division.


Although centered in Newport, RI, the Americas fleet extends over two continents with yachts located in other US states and the Caribbean.

2022 Schedule

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