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Classic yachts highlight Newport regatta

Newport and Narragansett Bay rolled out perfect sailing conditions for the fourth biennial Robert H. Tiedemann Classic Yachting Weekend, hosted by the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court station over the July Fourth holiday.

This year’s regatta was highlighted by the presence of two boats celebrating centennial anniversaries, the NY-50 Spartan (above, center) and the Starling Burgess design Chips.

“I would say there are less than a dozen 100-year-old boats active in North America,” said event chairman Bill Doyle. “To have Spartan join us for this regatta, on her 100th anniversary, is remarkable, and a testament to dedication of the owners and the allure of classic yacht racing, which continues to prosper with the support of the New York Yacht Club.”

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