New York takes the Cup!

After three days of intense team racing with conditions ranging from glassed off drifting to 25 knot hail storms the team of Doyle, Wells, Enright, Winston, Woodworth, Singer, Hanneman, Roeder from the New York Yacht Club rose to the top of the competition and claimed victory in the 2011 Baldwin Cup Team Racing Regatta. Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosted 11 teams from across the country and one team from the UK for over 125 races, staged in Harbor 20 and sailed off the front dock the the Club. Over 100 volunteers worked countless hours preparing the fleet for competition held in Newport Harbor. On the shore side the Club hosted 25¢ beers all weekend and a surf and turf, coat and tie competitor dinner on Saturday night. Many racers found themselves in the club bar well after midnight telling jokes and sharing adult beverages. There wasn’t a team that didn’t come away from the event feeling like they hadn’t given it their best and left it all on the race course. Crews are enjoying a well deserved champagne toast on the dock.