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, New York Yacht Club, 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.”
The Transatlantic Race 2015 Entry Form Part I is now live for yachts to register to enter the TR 2015. Entries are limited to 50 yachts. The entry and fee payment deadline is February 28, 2015. At the discretion of the Organizing Authority, late entries may be accepted after that date with a late fee. The entry fee payment can be made with this form or at a later date. Early entries made by September 15, 2014, will receive a reduction of US$1,000 off the entry fee.
Please complete the Expression of Interest Form to send your information and interest to the Organizing Authority indicating whether you are a potential entry, media contact, interested in sponsoring the race, an industry specialist or have general interest in the Transatlantic Race 2015.
Entry Form Part II, including details on crew, certifications, contact information, social reservations and boat information, will be available to all entered yachts in March 2015. To complete entry, Entry Form Part II shall be submitted by each yacht and the Liability/Media Waiver shall be completed by each competitor no later than two weeks prior to the yacht's scheduled start. Entry will not be complete until all information has been received, checked and verified.