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Press release from the New York Yacht Club ------------------------------------------------------------ Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser (http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3D05c5d6a055d= 14281b71ca7f36&id=3Ded7e248506&e=3Da9dd5dbf87) . http://nyyc.org Press Alert: 2014 U.S. Qualifying Series (http://nyyc.org/yachting/invitat= ional-cup/2014-u-s-qualifying-series) for the Invitational Cup presented b= y Rolex

Where: New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court=2C 5 Halidon Ave.=2C Newport= =2C R.I. The racing is scheduled to take place on Narragansett Bay=2C betw= een Rose and Goat Island and/or just north of the Newport Bridge.

When: Tuesday=2C September 2=2C through Saturday=2C September 6. Racing wi= ll take place on Wednesday through Saturday=2C with the first gun at 1030.

Who: Amateur teams of 3 or 4 sailors representing 22 top yacht clubs from= all parts of the United States. The teams will sail both Sonars and J/70s= =2E The list of competing yacht clubs can be found here (http://nyyc.org/yac= hting/invitational-cup/2014-u-s-qualifying-series/150-2014-usqs/1654-the-c= lubs) .

Why: The top three yacht clubs will earn a berth in the 2015 Invitational= Cup presented by Rolex (http://nyyc.org/yachting/invitational-cup/2015-in= vitational-cup) =2C which is also hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Har= bour Court.

What: The USQS is a rarity among keelboat regattas. It features two fleets= of one-design boats equipped with identical sails and rig tune. The boats= are as even as keelboats can be and the results come down to which team c= an best handle the short courses and frenetic action. The 22 teams will be= split into two groups of 11 for two days of qualifying. The top six teams= from each qualifying group will make the gold fleet and the top three the= re will earn a berth in the 2015 Invitational Cup=2C which is the world's= premiere Corinthian big-boat regatta.

How: A press/photo boat will be heading out to watch the racing on a daily= basis. Please sign up in advance with NYYC Communications Director Stuart= Streuli (mailto:streulis@nyyc.org?subject=3DUSQS%20Press%20Boat) . Compet= itors will be available for interviews after racing. Daily photo galleries= will be made available for editorial use.

ABOUT THE USQS AND THE NYYC INVITATIONAL CUP The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex is hosted by t= he NYYC in Newport=2C R.I.=2C at its Harbour Court Clubhouse. The fourth b= iennial Invitational Cup will be held September 12-19=2C 2015. The Invitat= ional Cup is a regatta for yacht clubs from around the world and their sai= lors. It is a premier Corinthian sailing competition. The racing is in NYY= C Swan 42s=2C the eighth one-design class created by the New York Yacht Cl= ub since 1900. The inaugural Invitational Cup occurred in 2009=2C with the host club winn= ing. The team from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club won both the 2011 and 201= 3 events. Teams representing clubs from all six inhabited continents and 2= 1 countries have participated in the Invitational Cup. The U.S. Qualifying Series (USQS) is held in even-numbered years and serve= s as the pathway for three yacht club teams from the United States to earn= an invitation to the following year's Invitational Cup. Larchmont Yacht C= lub won the 2012 USQS and finished a close second in the 2013 Invitational= Cup. For more on the Invitational Cup presented by Rolex and the U.S. Qua= lifying Series=2C click here (http://nyyc.org/yachting/invitational-cup) .= To see the online program for the 2014 U.S.Q.S=2C please click here (http= ://nyyc.org/yachting-member/invitational-cup/2014-u-s-qualifying-series/15= 0-2014-usqs/1659-u-s-qualifying-series-2014-program) .

ABOUT HELLY HANSEN Regatta sponsor=2C Helly Hansen was founded in Moss=2C Norway=2C in 1877.= Helly Hansen continues to protect and enable professionals making their l= iving on oceans and mountains around the world. Their apparel developed th= rough a blend of Scandinavian design and insights drawn from living in som= e of the harshest environments on earth=2C helps provide the confidence pr= ofessionals need to step out into the elements and complete their jobs. Th= e company invented the first supple=2C waterproof fabrics more than 137 ye= ars ago=2C created the first fleece fabrics in the 1960s and introduced th= e first technical base layers made with LIFA Stay Dry Technology in the 19= 70s. Today=2C the brand=E2=80=99s off-shore racing=2C inshore sailing=2C c= oastal cruising=2C rainwear and marine lifestyle apparel and footwear are= sold in more than 40 countries. To learn more about Helly Hansen=E2=80=99= s latest collections=2C visit www.hellyhansen.com/sailing.

Photo credits: Billy Black/NYYC http://nyyachtclub.org

Media Contact: Stuart Streuli Communications Director=2C New York Yacht Club m: 401-864-0511 o: 401-608-1128 e: streulis@nyyc.org (mailto:streulis@nyyc.org)

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