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CYOA will recognize Classics in the Bermuda Race with a new Trophy
To honor the sailors taking on Newport Bermuda Race, a massive undertaking, CYOA will present a new trophy for the Best Corrected Time for a CYOA Yacht in the Newport-Bermuda Race
Announcing the Classic Yacht Challenge Series 2022
The CYCS expands for 2022!
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Returns
It was great to see the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta return earlier this month for its 33rd edition after two years of postponements with a few CYOA members in attendance as well. 
Preparing a Classic Yacht for the Bermuda Race
By Jesse Terry, owner of Abigail, 1956 auxiliary ketch on getting ready for the 635-mile offshore sailing race.
What is new with CRF in 2022? Q&A with Jim Taylor, Chair of Technical Committee
Taylor took some time to explain what is new for CRF 2022.
Indian Harbor Classic Yacht Regatta
Indian Harbor’s spectacular Classic Yacht Regatta with boats of all sizes hosted September 11-12.
Iconic Herreshoff and 12 Metre Yachts Paint the New England Coastline During Summer Yacht Series
Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta and the Classic Yacht Challenge Series drew some of the most iconic yachts to the coast this past summer. Dy Dave Schmidt for Cruising World
Annual Meeting Recap 2021
On November 13th, the Annual Meeting and CYCS Awards were hosted at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island. Thank you to all who traveled (through Tornado Warnings!) to join us in the celebration and to Pure Insurance, Gowrie Group, and Rumson’s Rum for making it possible. 
Join us for the 2021 CYOA Annual Meeting & Fall Classic Party
The 2021 CYOA Annual Meeting & Winter Classic Party will take place on Saturday, November 13th at 5:30 pm at Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI brought to you by Pure Insurance.
Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta Celebrates 50th Jubilee Anniversary
Outlier sails past the Herreshoff Marine Museum on the Jubilee Anniversary of the institution. Photo: Alison Langley
Eggemoggin Reach Regatta sails
The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta had its 36th year of racing Saturday, August 7. The tradition was started in 1995 by Steve White and Frank Hull of Brooklyn Boatyard and features wooden and classic boats. This year was hosted by Brooklin Boat Yard and Rockport Marine.
Santana takes Castine Classic race
Castine, ME – The 22nd annual Castine Classic 19.6 nm race to Camden, sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club, was sailed on August 5, 2021 on Penobscot Bay.
5th Edition of the Camden Classics Cup Delivers the Best of Maine
84 Boats Raced in the July 29-31st Regatta. Photos – Alison Langley
Onawa, Blackwing Among Winners at Tiedemann Classics Regatta
After a four-year absence, the Robert H. Tiedemann Classics Regatta returned to Narragansett Bay last weekend, with more than two dozen classic yachts from 28 to 76 feet gracing the waters off Newport. Photo: Paul Todd/ Outside Images
BHYC Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classic Challenge Thrills Racers and Spectators Alike
Photo above: Classic racers north of Squirrel Island Saturday / John Yrchik Photography Boothbay, ME – The 47th Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club (BHYC) Regatta and inaugural Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge fleets cut a breathtaking scene Saturday, July 24 as the over 50 classic and modern racing boats sailed under clear blue skies across Booth Bay […]
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Recap
This past weekend the summer sailing season kicked off with the 167th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Paul Todd/ Outside Images
Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta – Marblehead
Summer’s short and the number of weekends few. Now’s the time to make sure you register for the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, August 14th – 15th – a weekend you don’t want to miss. Check us out here: Corinthian Classic The CCYR is a GREAT regatta sailed off of Marblehead. Been here since 1999!Low Entry […]
Changes to the Opera House Cup
March 12, 2021 NANTUCKET – The 49th Opera House Cup Regatta, the grand dame of classic wooden boat regattas and which benefits Nantucket Community Sailing, will be held in Nantucket Sound on Sunday, August 22, 2021.    “We surveyed many Opera House Cup boat owners, and are pleased to announce that we are making some changes […]
The Ongoing Restoration of Little Gull II
Little Gull II (LG II), a 1929 Davis-Hand designed, Herreshoffbuilt, forty-two-foot express cruiser is currently undergoing a multi-year restoration at the yacht restoration shop MP&G in Mystic, CT.  Following the philosophies used for the refit of the 1914 Buzzards Bay 25 Mink, MP&G is applying those same approaches of forensic disassembly to uncover the actual […]
22nd annual Castine Classic Yacht Race, sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club
On August 5th, an impressive fleet of classic yachts will race a 19.6nm course from Castine to Camden, followed by the Camden to Brooklin race on Friday, August 6, and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on Saturday, August 7. On August 4th, the Castine Yacht Club will host a cocktail reception from 17:30 to 19:00 hrs. […]
Tiedemann Regatta will kick off the CYOA Challenge Series in 2021
The New York Yacht Club has announced dates for this year’s Robert H. Tiedemann Classics Regatta, to be held in Newport June 26th and 27th. For the first time in its history, this biennial regatta—which had traditionally been held in July—will be the first event in the 2021 Classic Yacht Owners Association’s Challenge Series. “We […]
Announcing the 2021 Classic Yachts Challenge Series
This week the Classic Yacht Owner’s Association announces the return of the Classic Yacht Challenge Series (CYCS) uniting 13 classic yacht regattas throughout the Northeast, USA. CYOA’s goal this summer is to encourage participation and friendly competition amongst classic yachting enthusiasts as we emerge from the pandemic.  “In 2020, we had to pause many of […]
The Legendary Gleam Returns Under New Ownership; Same Spirit of Tradition
As a teenager growing up in the Midwest, Andy Tyska papered his bedroom walls with posters and photographs of classic yachts. Among his collage was a copy of what might be considered the most famous American yachting photograph ever taken: Stanley Rosenfeld’s black-and-white image of two beautiful 12-meter sloops, their spinnakers pulling at their seams. […]
Golden-Eye: Giving new life to a 42ft cutter yawl
When Richard Emmert purchased Golden-Eye in 1972, he dreamed of sailing around the world in the beautiful, classic wooden yacht.
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