• A Letter to our Members – Spring 2020

    Hello Classic Yacht Owners, I’d like to bring everyone up to speed on what the Classic Yacht Owners Association (CYOA) has been doing since our Annual Meeting and Classic Yachts Challenge Series (CYCS) Awards presentation last fall.  We have been busy indeed! First, pursuant to the directives of the fall meeting, we tackled the election…

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  • 2020 Schedule Posted

    The 2020 Classic Yachting Schedule has been posted: https://www.classicyachts.org/schedule/

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  • Annual Meeting 2019

    On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the Classic Yacht Owner’s Association held their Annual Meeting and Fall Party in the Arcadia Room of New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. We would like to thank our sponsors Gowrie Group and PURE Insurance. CYOA Members and Associate Members traveled from all over the region to attend the Annual…

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  • September 2019 News: Letter from the Director

    The classic yachting season is coming to a close, and from where we stand, things are looking pretty healthy! The Vineyard Cup in mid-July was followed by the NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta which, while not an open event, attracted a strong fleet of 28 boats including six NY-32s racing one-design. In late July, the classics…

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  • The 2019 Classic Yachts Challenge Series Crowns Winners

    As we announced last Fall following the departure of Panerai as title sponsor and series organizer, CYOA has stepped in as administrator of the Classic Yachts Challenge Series.  For 2019, the series was comprised of the same five regattas as 2018: the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, the Nantucket Regatta, the Opera House Cup, the Herreshoff…

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  • The Maine Events: Silent Maid Not So Silent

    Photo: Tyler Fields Peter Kellogg and his team of (mostly) Bay Head locals brought the catboat Silent Maid to town, and they left two weeks later with a boatload of trophies.  Camden Classic Cup (July 25-27) organizer Marnie Read from Lyman-Morse reports that conditions were amazing, and a good time was had by everyone, an…

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  • Save the Date: 2019 CYOA Annual Meeting & Winter Classic Party

    The 2019 CYOA Annual Meeting & Winter Classic Party will take place on Saturday, November 9th at 5:00 pm at NYYC Harbour Court in Newport, RI. We’ll discuss and transact business that properly comes before the membership, and then we’ll commence with the party at which we’ll give out awards for the Classic Yachts Challenge Series. …

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  • The Herreshoff S Class Celebrates 100 Years in Style

    Photo: @herreshoff_s_class Starting in the Fall of 1919, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company built 94 Herreshoff S Class one-design keelboats.  It is “guesstimated” that 45-50 of these sweet-sailing 28-footers are still in existence 100 years later, and almost half of those participated in the Herreshoff S Class Centennial Series! The series encompassed four weekends of sailing across three…

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  • Schooners Are Holding Up Their End of the Classics Scene

    Two very different ends of the schooner racing spectrum were in evidence this summer.  On the “quantity” front, the 2019 Gloucester Schooner Festival, held last weekend, attracted 24 schooners from around the east coast for two days of racing and celebrating schooner-ness. The “quantity” descriptor is by no means meant to take away from the…

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  • Polly Arrives in Style

    The newly-arrived 56-foot Nevins-built Polly turned some heads on the classic yacht racing circuit this summer.

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