This year the New York Yacht Club is introducing a new division in its Annual Regatta (June 13, 14, and 15) for crews who want to do some relatively relaxed racing under ORR while tuning up for the Newport Bermuda Race. Called the Navigators Division, this new division will race around government marks. There will be one race per day, each scored separately (with a party each night). Come race on one day or all three. It’s a good way to warm up your crew the weekend before the Bermuda Race start.
There will also be a Navigators Division race under ORR in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta in Bermuda on June 27. With the Newport Bermuda Race, the Navigators Division races in Newport and Bermuda make up the new Onion Patch Navigators Race Series.
Meanwhile, there will be the usual racing under IRC on windward-leeward courses at the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta. With the Newport Bermuda Race, these races make up the traditional Onion Patch Series, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Navigators Division Schedule
Friday, June 13: Around-the-Island Race (Conanicut or Jamestown Island)
Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15: day races that qualify for the Onion Patch Navigators Race Series (one race per day) under ORR.
Friday, June 20: Newport Bermuda Race start, first gun 1250.
Friday, June 27: day race in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta that qualifies for the Onion Patch Navigators Race Series under ORR.
To register for the NYYC 160th Annual Regatta: http://nyyc.org/yachting/racing/160th-annual-regatta
To learn more about the Onion Patch series: http://www.onionpatchseries.com