The 32nd Knickerbocker Cup Race at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) has “never had a field of competitors this strong; half the field [is made up of] the top 20 in the world; all [are in] the top 50,” said Port Washington’s Sue Miller, principal race officer of the event, which runs Aug. 28-Aug. 31.
Races begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue as needed until sundown. Of the 10 teams competing, seven come from countries outside the United States.
The Knickerbocker Cup Race will be the third of four Grand Slam match races for the skippers and their five-member crews of the 40-foot racing yachts. The four-week series began in Chicago, Aug. 15, and moved to the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, Aug. 22. [Read more...]