After a four-year layoff, amateur sailors representing two dozen of the top racing yacht clubs in the U.S. will gather in Newport for the sixth edition of the Resolute Cup, a Corinthian big-boat championship regatta for U.S. yacht clubs.
The biennial regatta will be held Sept. 12-17 and is the only guaranteed pathway to earn a berth for the 2023 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Sailors will use the NYYC’s fleet of 23-foot Sonars and RS21s.
The 24 teams will be divided into two fleets for two days of qualifying, where each team will compete in both boats. The top six boats in each fleet will move into the Gold Fleet, which will sail exclusively in the RS21s for the final two days, while the Silver Fleet will compete in the Sonars.
Teams scheduled to compete include American Yacht Club, Rye, N.Y.; Austin (Texas) Yacht Club; Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston, S.C.; Chicago Yacht Club; Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass.; Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass.; Fort Worth (Texas) Boat Club; Houston Yacht Club, La Porte, Texas; Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas; Larchmont (N.Y.) Yacht Club; Muskegon (Mich.) Yacht Club; New York Yacht Club; Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Beach, Calif.; Noroton Yacht Club, Darien, Conn.; Pensacola (Fla.) Yacht Club; San Diego Yacht Club; Seattle Yacht Club; Shelter Island Yacht Club, Shelter Island Heights, N.Y.; Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, La.; Stamford (Conn.) Yacht Club, St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif.; Storm Trysail Club, Larchmont, N.Y.; The San Francisco Yacht Club, Belvedere, Calif.