2011 NYYC Invitational Cup

I’ve just finished sailing in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.  I was lucky enough to be able to act as Gibb Kane’s owners representative onboard his Swan 42 Mutiny which was sailed by a Team from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Team Hong Kong started out strong and finished the first day of the regatta in 2nd place. We spent many races sailing at the front of the fleet, but unfortunately there were a few where we didn’t fare quite so well.  In the end, it was a fantastic week of sailing and socializing and we ended up 9th out of 22 teams.

To both Gibb Kane and the team from the RHKYC, thank  you for the opportunity.  I enjoyed the week and the opportunity to meet and sail with a new group of people.

Some pictures of the event and our team follow below….

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“The essence of the regatta is to bring together Corinthian (amateur) yacht club teams in a competition that not only is tough and demanding but also levels the playing field.” said NYYC Commodore David K. Elwell Jr., explaining that the five-day regatta is sailed in chartered NYYC Swan 42s. Sails are supplied and rigs are equally tuned, allowing each club to demonstrate the skills of its top sailors.

The regatta included 22 yacht club teams representing 16 nations from six different continents.
Competitors must be non-professional (Corinthian) sailors and members of the yacht clubs they represent; they must also be nationals of their countries.  Participating Clubs included;

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