The New York Yacht Club's Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex begins its second half today, with 93 boats competing in 10 one-design classes.
Race Week's first half hosted over 600 sailors competing in handicap-racing classes. In a unique multiple-segment structure, the regatta now is accommodating several hundred more sailors racing one-design.
"It was a first for us and for sailing," said New York Yacht Club Commodore Charles A . Dana about the format, "but now this event is in its third biennial running and it works very well."
It will serve as the J/44 North Americans, 1D35 East Coast Regional Championship, Mumm 30 North American Championship and J/35 New England Championship. Remaining one-design classes are Farr 40, Farr 395, J/80, J/105, J/120 and Melges 24.
Among the world-class sailors competing will be three-time Star-class Olympic medallist and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Mark Reynolds of San Diego, California, who will sail aboard the Farr 40 'Le Renard'.