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NYYC Invitational Cup to return this summer

From the first edition in 2009, the success of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup reignited the tradition of international Corinthian competition between yacht clubs.

The biennial event – returning to Newport from Sept. 7-14 – fuses five days of intense racing with a social schedule. 

The 20 yacht club teams will race one-design NYYC Swan 42s – identically tuned and equipped with supplied sails – on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, one of the world’s most legendary sailing venues. 

Competitors must be non-professional (Corinthian) sailors and members of the yacht clubs they represent; they must also be nationals of their countries.