From its beginnings in 1844, the New York Yacht Club has grown in stature to play a signi cant role in the world of yacht racing. This prestigious club hosted the rst-ever transatlantic race in 1866, and started its most famous version in 1905, which is still staged to this day.
From 1851 until 1983, the NYYC, a co-founder of the America’s Cup, held the longest winning streak in sport as holder of the renowned trophy and organizer of the event over that period. Rolex’s seminal partnership with the New York Yacht Club is the brand’s oldest in yachting, spanning more than half a century.
Today, the club has two imposing clubhouses.
The New York City location, opened in 1901, is a re- nowned beaux-arts building and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
The second, acquired that same year, is located at Harbour Court, on the water in Newport, Rhode Island.
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