Rolex New York YC Invitational Cup - Expressions of Interest

16 May 2022
Rolex New York YC Invitational Cup - Expressions of Interest

Rolex New York YC Invitational Cup

Howth YC is pleased to announce that it has been invited to enter a team for the 2023 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

Invitations for the 20 available spaces are issued by the New York YC to selected clubs within North America and around the World for this bi-annual regatta, which is renowned as being one of the most competitive ‘amateurs only’ keelboat events.  When HYC first participated in 2021, Darren Wright and his crew represented us and acquitted themselves very well, both on the water and at the demanding programme of shore events that accompanies the racing.  HYC is honoured to have been invited back for 2023.

The regatta is sailed at Newport, Rhode Island using NYYC’s own fleet of one design IC37s, a Mark Mills design, with each team hiring one of the Club’s fleet.  The 2023 event will run from Saturday, September 9th through to September 16th and the Club will make the race boats available for practice between the preceding Wednesday and Friday.

The number of people racing on each boat is limited by the crew weight limit (686 kgs) and there are also requirements about nationality, World Sailing categorisation, gender mix, membership of the Club being represented, etc.  The crew representing Howth YC will be required to cover the cost of the entry fee, damage deposit and their attendance, including flights and accommodation.

 Full details, including the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions, are available to view at the event website -

As the closing date for entries is June 15th, 2022 we need to act quickly.  Any member interested in assembling a team that will represent Howth YC at the event should contact me directly at  

Expressions of interest shall be received no later than midnight on Friday May 20th.  If more than one expression of interest is received, a meeting with the interested parties will be convened to agree a selection process.

Paddy Judge