How Did We Get Here?
Team CYC Wins 2022 Resolute Cup!
The Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is the preeminent amateur sailing regatta hosted by the New York Yacht Club every two years. 20 world-class international yacht clubs are invited to compete in an intense, week-long series held in Newport, RI. Yacht Clubs from the US must compete in the Resolute Cup qualifying regatta to earn the sole US invitation. By winning the 2022 Resolute Cup, Corinthian Yacht Club earned the lone US berth to compete for the seventh edition of the New York Yacht Club Rolex Invitational Cup.
*NYYC and SYC are automatically entered as the host club and previous winner respectively*
Updates + Results
Day 1 Recap by Joe Fava:
Race Day 1 is in the books!
The day started with a postponement, with racing taking place outside beginning around 1230.
Race 1 saw Pegasus get a great start, but ending up on the wrong side of an early uncharacteristic rightly. We ground back to 11th.
While Race 2 was tough, things fell into place in Race 3 with a good start, hitting the first shift and leading around all marks to take the win.
We sit in 9th after Day 1 with a win under our belt and a very tight spread of points ahead of us.
Bring on Day 2. My money is on us!
Live broadcast starts at 1100 Wednesday on the NYYC YouTube channel. Block your day…it’s kind of addictive.
Reminder that the How to Watch guide is attached to this email. The TracTrac app is easy to follow. The WhatsApp group is also proving to be a lively exchange for online race watchers!
Unfortunately due to the forecast and looming Hurricane Lee, we will not have any CYC spectator boats on the water. However, please stay in touch if you’re in Newport so we can gather for on-land watch parties and evening socials.
Many thanks to Bruce Durkee for the photo coverage!
Day 2 Recap by Joe Fava:
Race Day 2
Hello from Newport.
The weather seems to be the talk of the day! We headed outside - but got only one race in because of a strong line of thunderstorms that made their way across the race course causing us to be sent in right after the finish of today’s first race.
This is a tough fleet and we saw ourselves in positions ranging from 3rd to 15th at various points through the race finishing in a respectable 10th.
To give you a sense of how tight the fleet is, that 10th moved us up a place to now sit in 8th overall. The fleet top to bottom is incredibly tight and the opportunity for us over the next 2 days is there.
In other weather news, we learned that due to Hurricane Lee, there will be no sailing Saturday - so we’re all in for the next 2 days where we expect to sail at least 6 more races.
With the short day on the water, the team headed out in search of some pickleball courts to pass some time off the water. Sounds like despite the growth of the game, the tennis hall of fame still doesn’t have grass pickleball courts…bummer.
Brother Bruce is setting up his boat show booth so look for another post tonight with more photos.
Proud to be a Corinthian.
Day 3 Recap by Joe Fava:
So here we are.
Racing today was inside and up the bay -- the flat water and shifty conditions were to the liking of the team posting a 1-8-3, winning the day, and moving us up to second overall. I am excited to see which CYC member gets their name drawn in the Fantasy raffle.
Read here for more from Day 3, including comments from Pegasus helmsman Wade Waddell:
“When we started this campaign a year ago, we just wanted to be in it, we just wanted to have a shot. Now, we have that shot,” said Waddell. “The forecast (for tomorrow) looks a little breezy, a northeasterly breeze. It should be puffy and shifty, but we’re comfortable with those conditions—chutes and ladders. We’ll be looking to close out the regatta as strong as we can.”
After a successful day on the water, the team enjoyed a regatta dinner tonight at Harbor Court, their famed Lobster Bake. Marisa and Joe have finally arrived in Newport and are scoping pickleball courts as that seemed to be a key part of the team’s successful pre-race meditations.
Tomorrow sees us with a very early first gun at 0900. For folks looking to follow along, the broadcast on the NYYC YouTube channel will start at 0855.
The breeze is expected to be up tomorrow and it has been confirmed that the racing will be inside, north of the bridge. Two races are expected to be sailed. A reminder, sailing has been canceled for Saturday due to Hurricane Lee so Friday is now the last day on the water.
Most importantly -- we are right where we want to be, having planned, trained and raced for this. We hope you block your morning calendars, tune in, and be as proud as we are to be a Corinthian.
Photos: Rolex/Daniel Forester & Commodore Jim Raisides
Day 4 Recap by Joe Fava:
The Corinthian Yacht Club has wrapped up our first Invitational Cup finishing second place overall after competing with 19 teams from 14 countries around the world. Well done Pegasus!
We entered Friday's final day sitting in second - and with all we could ask for - an opportunity to have a go at winning the event.
In a brisk 20-25 knot breeze, Pegasus excelled with its command of the boat up and down the course, taking third in what would be the only race of the day and securing second place overall just one point ahead of a stellar team from Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. San Diego Yacht Club achieved their only bullet of the week in the final race, locking in their first-ever win of the Invitational Cup.
Check out this 2.5-minute recap video of Day 4:
Please join us in congratulating this incredible group of sailors.
We could not be more proud of our team:
Wade Waddell - helm
Will Bailey - trim
Miranda Bakos - offside trim/housekeeper
Evan Cooke - Runners
Andrew Kingston - mast
David Larson - coach
Doug Sabin - main / elder
Duncan Swain - pit
Juliana Testa - bow
Tim Wadlow - tactics
A comprehensive campaign and regatta summary will be going out shortly to the entire membership (as well as plans for a local celebration), but we wanted to make sure to get this (slightly delayed) last-day re-cap to all of you, our donors.
See you on the Porch!
Marisa + Joe Fava
First Across Campaign Co-Chairs
Why this race is so important
Yacht Clubs from the US must compete in the Resolute Cup qualifying regatta to earn the sole US invitation. By winning the 2022 Resolute Cup, Corinthian Yacht Club earned the lone US berth to compete for the seventh edition of the New York Yacht Club Rolex Invitational Cup.
Our campaign is funded through the financial support of our membership. The sailing team will be representing each of the more than 800 Corinthian Members on a global stage. As a member, you are on our team!
Your contribution directly supports our entry into the Invitational Cup and training events, our IC 37 charter, professional coaching, gear costs including sail maintenance and logistics including housing.
Click Here to Support Our Team.
- Join Our Team on the Water
- First Across: Our Invitational Cup Campaign
- First Across Update 3/1/23: The Road to Newport
- First Across Update 3/16/23: A Letter from CYC Helmsman, Wade Waddell
- First Across Update 3/28/23: The IC37
- First Across Update 5/1/23
- First Across Update 5/25/23
- First Across Update 6/6/23
- First Across Update 7/6/23
- First Across Update 8/31/23
Link to Resources + How to Watch the Action
From Wednesday, September 13th, you can follow the racing live via live footage and tracking HERE on the regatta’s Facebook page or HERE on NYYC’s YouTube.
- 2023 ROLEX NEW YORK YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL CUP OFFICIAL WEBSITE
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2023 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup Entry List
Newport, RI - September 9-16, 2023
The Corinthian Yacht Club USA
Club Naval de Cascais Portugal Royal Swedish Yacht Club Sweden
Howth Yacht Club Ireland Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Australia
Itchenor Sailing Club UK Royal Thames Yacht Club UK
Japan Sailing Federation Japan Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Canada
New York Yacht Club USA Royal Yacht Squadron UK
Nylandska Jaktklubben Finland Southern Yacht Club USA
Royal Canadian Yacht Club Canada Yacht Club Argentino Argentina
Royal Cork Yacht Club Ireland Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Italy
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Hong Kong
Yacht Club Punte del Este Uruguay
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron New Zealand