Transatlantic Race 2015 Fleet Expanded Due to Significant Interest

Three years ago, 26 boats started—and finished—the Transatlantic Race 2011, from Newport, R.I., to the south coast of England. Anticipating greater interest in the Transatlantic Race 2015, race organizers—the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club—set an early limit of 50 entries, which now looks to be well exceeded. A particular feature of the 2015 event is its coincidence with the Squadron's 200th anniversary celebrations and races.

A fleet of more than 50 boats has already registered, with another 50 yachts indicating interest. The early entry discount expires on September 15, and the first of three staggered starts takes place off Newport on June 28, 2015. “It’s great to see how many sailors have signed up,” says event co-chair Patricia Young, of the New York Yacht Club. “Given the evident interest, the organizing clubs have waived the fleet limit.”

Transatlantic Race 2015 Schedule Announced

Sept. 15, 2014Early entry deadline (US$1,000 discount)
Feb. 28, 2015Entry deadline
May 1, 2015Provisional class assignments and ratings available from the OA
June 23-July 3, 2015Registration at race headquarters in Newport, RI
June 26, 2015Opening Reception/Dinner for all Starts at New York YC
June 28, 2015Start I
June 29, 2015Start II Reception at New York YC
July 1, 2015Start II
July 3, 2015Start III Reception at New York YC
July 5, 2015Start III
July 18, 2015Welcoming Reception at Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
July 24, 2015Awards Reception and Dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
July 27-31, 2015RYS Bicentennial Regatta
Aug. 8-15, 2015Cowes Week
Aug. 16, 2015Rolex Fastnet Race start

Transatlantic Race 2015 Entry & Expression of Interest

The Transatlantic Race 2015 Entry Part I & Expression of Interest Form is now live for yachts to enter or express interest in entering or participating in TR 2015. Entries are limited to 50 yachts. The entry deadline is February 28, 2015. Late entries may be accepted after that date with a late fee at the discretion of the OA. Early entries made by September 15, 2014, will receive a reduction of US$1,000 off the entry fee.

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