Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New York Yacht Club International Cup

Newport, R.I., USA (Sept. 16, 2009) – The Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) won today’s opening race in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and was pre-empted from showing its prowess in a second race when sailing had to be abandoned due to wind and technical difficulties.
The race, sailed in lumpy seas and an 18-knot easterly on Rhode Island Sound, started the regatta off with lots of action, as the Canadian boat, helmed by Terry McLaughlin, battled most closely with the New York Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRL) and Japan Sailing Federation for best position between the start and the first mark two miles to windward. (Dan Nerney photo of the winning Daring, sailed by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and Terry McLaughlin.) For more of the article on the first day's racing goto