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New York Yacht Club holds annual regatta

The New York Yacht Club celebrated its 156th annual regatta, presented by Rolex, June 11 in Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.

More than 1,000 sailors aboard 111 boats gathered to participate Friday in the Around the Conanicut Island race.

The Rolex Cup, which is presented to the best performing two-boat team, was won by Rush, a J/109 owned by Bill Sweetser from Annapolis, Md.; and Spitfire, a J/122 owned by Pierre du Pont from Rockland, Del.

The tradition of the NYYC annual regatta began in 1845 at the original clubhouse in Hoboken, N.J., during its second year of existence. Rolex Watch USA has been the exclusive presenting sponsor of NYYC events since 1994, and has consistently presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders since 1958.

Click here for the full listing of races, events and winners.