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2015 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup Summary
(September 22, 2015)

your guide to following the 2015 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup!


All race information—including results, race instructions, press releases, etc.—will be accessible via the 2015 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup webpage. You can also look back at the previous three editions of this premiere event.


Streaming Video & 3D Tracking: In partnership with Degan Media and TracTrac, every race of the 2015 Rolex NYYC Invitational will be broadcast online. Live footage and 3D animation will be utilized for the coverage, which will be accompanied by commentary from sailing experts including America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read, America’s Cup sailor Andy Green, world champion helmsman Brad Read and America’s Cup umpire Brad Dellenbaugh. This coverage will be available via the event’s webpage and, where on-­‐demand replays will be available. A LiveStream app is available on iTunes and through Google Play

2D Tracking: Controllable live tracking will be available via the event webpage and the TracTrac app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The 2D tracking will allow fans to follow a specific boat for the duration of the race. The tracking can be replayed anytime following the conclusion of the race.


Video Highlights

The Club is very proud to bring back Emmy-­‐winning producer and America’s Cup winning tactician Gary Jobson to cover the 2015 Rolex Invitational Cup. Jobson and his team covered the Invitational Cup in 2009 and 2011 and he is intimately familiar with the Club—where he’s been a member since 1977—and the event. His daily updates will be posted to the 2015 Invitational Cup YouTube playlist and he will also be producing an TV show airing on ESPN2 and in Europe later this fall.


The Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup Facebook page will serve as the event’s media hub, with daily photo galleries of on-­‐the-­‐water action (by esteemed yachting photographer Daniel Forster) and the onshore social activities, in-­‐race updates, video highlights, post-­‐race interviews and links to other key race information. Like the page, follow the racing and cheer on your favorite team! The Invitational Cup twitter feed (@invitationalcup) will be active during the regatta. The hashtag for the event is #nyycic


Funding will cover race entry fees, travel and lodging for the 10-person team, and boat charter costs for the Invitational Cup and three training regattas. Members can donate by clicking on the image below and filling out the fillable PDF form. Complete the form, e-mail it to
as an attachment or print it out, sign it, and then mail it to Sail Team Seattle, Seattle Yacht Club, 1807 E. Hamlin St, Seattle, WA 98112.

Your contributions are tax deductible.  Opportunities are available for special tax advantages using appreciated stock.
For more information, contact Amanda Brynn,

Sail Team Seattle qualifies for the 2015 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

Racing took place September 3 - 6, 2014

Seattle Yacht Club was one of 22 American yacht clubs competing in the 2014 New York Yacht Club U.S. Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup. Our team of Andrew Loe, Anthony Boscolo, Jay Renehan and Lindsay Bergan sailed consistenty well  throughout the entire regatta. After the first six races (3 sailed in Sonars, and 3 sailed in J/70s), Seattle was 2nd in the Red Fleet. The top six in each fleet (Red and Blue) moved into the Gold fleet for the Championship Series. After eleven races in the Championship Series, Seattle placed 3rd overall in the Gold Fleet, which was enough to qualify for the prestigious Invitational Cup, which will be held September 12 - 19, 2015.

The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex is a biennial event host by the NYYC in Newport, Rhode Island in September at its Harbour Court Clubhouse. The Invitational Cup is a regatta for yacht clubs from around the world and their sailors.  It has become an important Corinthian (amateur) sailing competition. The racing is in NYYC Swan 42s - the eighth one-design class created by the New York Yacht Club since 1900. 

As with the past three editions of the Invitational Cup, the premier international Corinthian big-boat competition, a diverse and very competitive field is expected to challenge the two-time defending champions from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. 

Please join us in supporting our team by offering your support in spirit and to help fund the effort so that our sailors can bring the Invitational Cup to Seattle!

Follow Sail Team Seattle on Facebook for updates!

Cheer on Sail Team Seattle in Person

It is anticipated that there will be a full social schedule in Newport for all of those who attend, including VIP boats, on-the-water spectating, libations at Harbour Court, and social events with the crew and your fellow SYC members. Please find Newport transport, accommodations, and other details in the "Newport Logistics" document in the Downloads section.


This section contains downloads of useful documents, most in PDF format.

Last updated Tuesday, September 22, 2015