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The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex will host 22 yacht club teams representing 16 nations from six different continents in the ultimate sailing contest among amateur competitors proudly representing their homelands.

“There are many returning as well as new entries,” said Event Chair John Mendez, “and they are coming from as far away as South Africa, Portugal and Argentina. Just like in the halcyon days of the America’s Cup, competitors must be non-professional (Corinthian) sailors and members of the yacht clubs they represent; they must also be nationals of their countries.” Mendez explained that the top-five finishers from the 2009 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup received automatic berths for the 2011 event, and all have accepted. They are (in order of finish) the New York Yacht Club (USA), Royal Canadian Yacht Club (CAN), Japan Sailing Federation (JPN), Nyländska Jaktklubben (FIN) and Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRL).

New entries include the Yacht Club Argentino (ARG); Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (AUS), Yacht Club Capri (ITA), Yacht Club Punta Ala (ITA), Clube Naval de Cascais (POR); Royal Cape Yacht Club (RSA), Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (NOR) and Itchenor Sailing Club (GBR).

Also returning from 2009 are the Royal Ocean Racing Club (GBR), Royal Yacht Squadron(GBR), Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (BER), Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (GER), Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (ESP).

Rounding out the fleet will be three additional U.S. teams that were determined by the outcome of a 24-club U.S. Qualifying Series held at the NYYC in September 2010: Eastern Yacht Club (Marblehead, Mass.); Annapolis Yacht Club (Annapolis, Md.) and Newport Harbor Yacht Club (Newport Beach, Calif.).

The event will again be sailed in NYYC Swan 42s on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay, with the headquarters being the NYYC’s Harbour Court clubhouse overlooking Newport Harbor. In addition to Rolex, which for 2011 and 2013 is the presenting sponsor, Sperry Top-Sider and Nautor’s Swan have also returned as sponsors to enhance the experience of competitors as well as those who will be following the races.

Complete Team List

Yacht Assignments

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Yacht Name Yacht Club Country Skipper
Mustang Annapolis Yacht Club USA Peter McChesney
Orbit Clube Naval de Cascais Portugal Patrick Monteiro de Barros
Arethusa Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Australia Hugo van Kretschmar
Interlodge Eastern Yacht Club USA Bill Lynn
Long Echo Itchenor Sailing Club UK Barry Sampson
Impetuous Japan Sailing Federation Japan Mokoto Uematsu
Stark Raving Mad VI Newport Harbor Yacht Club USA James Madden
Cuordileone Nyländska Jaktklubben Finland Leonardo Ferragamo
Apparition New York Yacht Club USA Ken Colburn
Uxorious III Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Germany Johannes Polgar
Hoss Real Club Nautico de Barcelona Spain Javier Sherk
Tiburon Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Bermuda Mark Watson
Daring Royal Canadian Yacht Club Canada Terry McLaughlin
Better Than... Royal Cape Yacht Club South Africa David Hudon
Barleycorn Royal Cork Yacht Club Ireland Anthony O’Leary
Mutiny Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Hong Kong Nick Burns
Bandit Royal Norwegian Yacht Club Norway TBD
Quintessence Royal Ocean Racing Club UK Andrew McIrvine
The Cat Came Back Royal Yacht Squadron UK Glynn Williams
Blazer Yacht Club Argentino Argentina Paulo Cosentino
Celeritas Yacht Club Capri Italy Costanzo Vuotto
Conspiracy Yacht Club Punta Ala Italy Valerio Battista

Yacht Assignments - By Boat name

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Yacht Name Yacht Club Country Skipper
Apparition New York Yacht Club USA Ken Colburn
Arethusa Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Australia Hugo van Kretschmar
Bandit Royal Norwegian Yacht Club Norway TBD
Barleycorn Royal Cork Yacht Club Ireland Anthony O’Leary
Better Than... Royal Cape Yacht Club South Africa David Hudon
Blazer Yacht Club Argentino Argentina Paulo Cosentino
Celeritas Yacht Club Capri Italy Costanzo Vuotto
Conspiracy Yacht Club Punta Ala Italy Valerio Battista
Cuordileone Nyländska Jaktklubben Finland Leonardo Ferragamo
Daring Royal Canadian Yacht Club Canada Terry McLaughlin
Hoss Real Club Nautico de Barcelona Spain Javier Sherk
Impetuous Japan Sailing Federation Japan Mokoto Uematsu
Interlodge Eastern Yacht Club USA Bill Lynn
Long Echo Itchenor Sailing Club UK Barry Sampson
Mustang Annapolis Yacht Club USA Peter McChesney
Mutiny Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Hong Kong Nick Burns
Orbit Clube Naval de Cascais Portugal Patrick Monteiro de Barros
Quintessence Royal Ocean Racing Club UK Andrew McIrvine
Stark Raving Mad VI Newport Harbor Yacht Club USA James Madden
The Cat Came Back Royal Yacht Squadron UK Glynn Williams
Tiburon Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Bermuda Mark Watson
Uxorious III Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Germany Johannes Polgar



 

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