Reineke Leads Youthful Lauderdale Yacht Club Team into
Women’s 2v2 Team Race
It’s not quite LeBron James rolling back into Cleveland wearing a Miami Heat uniform.
But this weekend, there are likely to be a few New York Yacht Club members wishing Olympic contender Erika Reineke were again competing for the host club in the New York Yacht Club Women’s 2v2 Team Race, instead of one of the visiting teams.
A year ago, Reineke teamed with fellow skipper Emily Maxwell—and their respective crews—to lift the New York Yacht Club to a convincing victory in the inaugural edition of the women’s-only regatta, which is run out of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. This year, Reineke will race for her hometown Lauderdale Yacht Club.
The Women’s 2v2 Team Race will take place June 4 and 5 out of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. In 2021, this event joined the Club’s fabled trio of coed keelboat team races—the Morgan Cup, the Hinman Masters and the New York Yacht Club Grandmasters. The response was overwhelming, with more teams applying than spots available. This coming weekend, 10 clubs from around the country will send their top team racers to Newport for a weekend of competition and camaraderie. The regatta will be sailed on Narragansett Bay utilizing the New York Yacht Club’s fleet of 23-foot Sonar sailboats.
Racing for the New York Yacht Club Women’s 2v2 Team Race will start Saturday morning and run through Sunday afternoon on the waters between Rose and Goat islands.
Teams entered in the second annual New York Yacht Club Women’s 2v2 Team Race include: American Yacht Club, Rye, N.Y,; Bristol (R.I.) Yacht Club; College of Charleston (S.C.) Yacht Club; Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass.; Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass.; Larchmont (N.Y.) Yacht Club; Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; New York (N.Y.) Yacht Club; Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans; The San Francisco Yacht Club, Tiburon, Calif.