The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta hosted its 162nd iteration this year to big sun and breeze! This even was the same weekend as Wickford Regatta and saw the same cloudy and stormy Saturday, and breezy Sunday. But I was out on the water with them for the Friday Around the Island Race to kick off the regatta weekend.
Friday started with high winds in the morning that faded around noontime and were almost completely gone by mid-afternoon. I was out on the water with the M32 class catamarans. This new class of boat had 7 skippers for the NYYC Annual, and they were sent off racing with the second start of the day behind the Gunboats. These fast cats rounded the island ahead of everyone else and finished with enough time to do some class practice races by Rose Island before the next boats even crossed the finish line. I can't even imagine how incredibly they must perform in more than 12 knots!
See all the shots in the M32 Gallery