The Queen’s Cup is one of NYYC’s oldest and most prestigious trophies. It was formally given by Queen Elizabeth II of England and formally presented to the Club by the British Ambassador in 1953, when the former King’s Cup (1912) was retired. The Queen’s Cup has a unique starting system in that each yacht may start within a 2-minute window of the starting gun and their actual elapsed time will be used to calculate their corrected time.
This biennial race week is now in its 12th running, and has become a favorite of sailors due to the spectacular sailing conditions, unparalleled onshore hospitality and the great race management provided by the Club’s all-volunteer race committee. True race weeks are a rarity in today’s time-crunched world and the Club is proud to keep that traditional alive with six days of racing and activities. Different course configurations and sailing areas, such as buoy racing and mid-distance courses, will make the week lively for competitors, while the Stadium Sailing will allow spectators to watch the racing from Fort Adams.
North America’s oldest annual regatta, NYYC’s 166th will feature three great days of racing including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race, two awards parties and one fabulous regatta dinner. Competition will take place in IRC/ORC, PHRF and one-design classes, as well as for classic yachts and multihulls.
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