The Royal Yacht Squadron and the New York Yacht Club, in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Storm Trysail Club, announce the Transatlantic Race 2011.
Participation may be in the Racing, Racing/Cruising or Classic Yacht Divisions. Minimum LOA is 40' and minimum crew size 4. There are no maximums. A separate class within Racing/Cruising may be offered for Superyachts with LOA greater than 100'. Other class assignments will be made consistent with participation.
The race is principally for yachts rated under IRC but level racing classes such as Volvo 70, IMOCA 60 and Class40 may be included at the discretion of the organizing yacht clubs. The race will be subject to the Racing Rules of Sailing (except as modified by IRPCAS governing racing after sunset) and the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations, Category 1.
Race start will be in Newport, Rhode Island. Class/division starts will be staggered from June 26th through July 3rd consistent with anticipated race course times by classes. The finish will be at the Lizard, west of Plymouth, England.
The New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court in Newport and the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes anticipate welcoming competing yachts at scheduled events on departure and arrival.
Prizes will be awarded for class and division finishes, for individual and team entries, and will be suitable for a race of this magnitude. Corrected times and line honors will be recognized.