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September 2015

Commodore James Gubelmann
Message from the Commodore
James Gubelmann
Dear 12 Metre Owners, Crews & Enthusiasts,

September is a great month for Twelve Metres! It is typically an ideal month for sailing in New England and was traditionally the month in which the America's Cup Races were held here in Newport aboard our beloved Twelves. This September will be no exception with a fine fleet expected to compete in the 2015 North American 12 Metre Championship Regatta presented by BAI from September 24-27.

The 12MYC board recommended that an advisory board be selected to assist us with preparations for two major events over the next four years: Metre Week (with 6, 8 and 12 metre yachts racing) scheduled for June 2017 and the 12 Metre World Championship scheduled for June / July 2019.

Vice Commodore, Bee Hovey and Treasurer, Jamie Hilton produced a slate that was voted in at our summer meeting on August 28th, they include:
  • Paul Buttrose, past ITMA President
  • Dyer Jones, current ITMA President
  • Chris Meigher, Media Adviser
  • Sam Wakeman, New York Yacht Club Race Committee
  • Dr. Robin Wallace, ITMA Treasurer & NYYC Race Committee

We are grateful that they have agreed to join us; with their expertise we will now be better able to manage large and more frequent events for our fleet.

By way of this email, I'd like to personally invite you to our Annual 12 Metre Yacht Club Dinner at the Clarke Cooke House on Thursday, September 24.

And last but not least, it is time renew your Annual Membership!
It is only with your support that we can keep the 12MYC moving forward in support of the Newport 12 Metre fleet. Join in September and you will get 3 extra months free, see details below. James Gubelmann
12MYC Annual Dinner, September 2 4 , 2015 
12MYC 2015 Annual Dinner Invitation

Join us for an evening of 12 Metre fellowship and revelry at the 12 Metre Yacht Club Newport Station in the Clarke Cooke House on Thursday, September 24th. Enjoy cocktails and a three course gourmet dinner prepared by award-winning chefs.
Reserve early, space is limited and this event always sells out!

Dinner Tickets, $125 per person

Payment Options:

Click here to purchase online now 

or call 401-849-3229 with you credit card number

or mail check to 12MYC c/o 69 Mill Street, Newport, RI 02840

Advance Payment is Required to Secure Reservations
12 Metre Yacht Club Membership
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Your annual membership helps us to continue our mission...  
To provide and facilitate discussion and a social environment for 12 Metre owners and others interested in the history of the 12 Metre Class and encourage continued involvement in preserving, restoring and racing 12 Metre yachts in the Newport area.

Benefits of Membership of the 12 Metre Yacht Club Newport Station:
  • Unmatched fellowship of the 12 Metre Community
  • Invitations to all 12 Metre YC Social & Educational Events
  • Subscription to 12 Metre YC E-Newsletter
  • Access to IYRS Research Library / Twelve Metre Collection
  • Access to Herreshoff Marine Museum America's Cup Hall of Fame
  • Preferred reservations at 12 Metre YC Room at Clarke Cooke House
  • Exclusive opportunity to advertise in 12 Metre YC E-Newsletter (this publication)

One Year Individual Membership $50

Starting in 2016, all 12MYC annual memberships will coincide with the calendar year (January - December). If you renew your membership this month, you will gain an extra three FREE months membership through December 31, 2016.

3 Easy Ways to Join: 

Click here to sign-up online 

 Call 401-849-3229 with your credit card number

Mail $50 check for each membership to: 12MYC c/o 69 Mill St, Newport, RI 02840

Where Are They Now?

US-6, Onawa is currently stored at Hunt Yachts in Portsmouth, RI. She was donated to Block Island Maritime Funding in December 2014. Earl McMillan organized a program to have her donated to BIMF after he learned of overseas interest to purchasing her, Earl thought it important to keep her in Newport. Onawa is currently available for long term charter to an individual, group or syndicate that will continue to maintain her in her excellent condition.

Block Island Maritime
is a non-profit organization with offices in Newport, RI and Portland, Maine that accepts donated boats  on behalf of non-profits throughout New England.
Funds realized are dispersed to marine non-profits as outright grants --these non-profits assume no expense in managing the donated boat. For information, email Richard Harris or call  207-669-4999 or 401-440-9390 (cell).

Message from the Fleet Captain
Herb Marshall
Herb Marshall

What a terrific season of 12 Metre competition and it's not over yet. I'm pleased to announce that BAI has signed on as our title sponsor for the 12 Metre North American Championship Regatta, September 24-27. BAI is a Princeton, NJ based company producing fruit beverages infused with antioxidants from their super fruit, the coffee fruit. BAI recently launched Anitiwater, an antioxidant and electrolyte infused premium bottled water. Coppola Winery is also onboard supplying their Diamond Collection for the 12 Metre YC and Ida Lewis YC Regatta dinners. As always, a special thanks to David Ray and crew at Bannister's Wharf and the Clarke Cooke House as well as the incomparable Organizing Authority/RC and staff at the Ida Lewis YC. A great amount of planning and preparation goes into all of these events, from 12's and crew to good food and drink to committee boats and RC crew, so see you on the race course. Again, sail safe, enjoy the Championship and don't be over early.  
2015 North American Championship presented by BAI
Thursday, September 24 
Regatta Registration & Skipper's Meeting
Cocktails Courtesy North American Fleet
(at Clarke Cooke House, 12MYC Room) 
12 Metre Yacht Club Annual Dinner 
  After Dinner 
Remarks by Commodore, James Gubelmann and Treasurer, Jamie Hilton
Presentation of Ted Turner Trophy 
Friday, September 25 
0900  Rendezvous signals 
  1055  Course Signals 
First Warning Signal 
  1900 Regatta Cocktails at Ida Lewis Yacht Club 
  2000 Regatta Dinner, sponsored by Ted Turner + BAI 
Saturday, September 26 
Rendezvous signal 
  1055  Course Signals 
  1100  First Warning Signal 
  Evening  "On Your Own" 
Sunday, September 27 
0900  Rendezvous signals 
  1055  Course Signals 
  1100  First Warning Signal 
  1630  Awards Celebration at Ida Lewis Yacht Club
Presentation of BAI Trophy 
Get in the Game... Charter a 12

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KZ-7, Kiwi Magic 
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Featured Video: 12 Metre Ballet
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