A Message from Commodore LeFort

12 Metre Yacht Club, Newport Station

June 12, 2020

Dear 12mR Friends,

Jack LeFort

12 MYC Commodore &  Americas 12mR Fleet Captain, Jack LeFort

I am excited to announce details of the next chapter of the 12 Metre Yacht Club and Newport’s 12mR Racing fleet!

Over the past 10 months, we have been working behind the scenes to combine the Americas 12mR fleet, formerly managed by Peter Gerard and the 12 Metre Yacht Club, Newport Station, a 501(c3) organization stewarded since 2013 by Commodore Emeritus, James Gubelmann.

Today, we are ready to reveal some of the progress that we have made, most of which may be viewed on our renewed website. As is the case with all sailing organizations, our 2020 racing schedule continues to evolve, but you will always be able to find the most up to date information in the RACING section of our website. Under the SUPPORT US tab you will find the opportunity to join or renew your 12 MYC Membership online.

Also today, we are launching 4 new 12 MYC social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked-In to join our pre-existing YouTube channel. Going forward we will be posting great content and news throughout and ask that you please “like”, “follow” and “share” our posts to help us grow our 12 Metre Yacht Club, Newport Station community.

12mR yachts racing downwind at Newport

The 12mR fleet racing at Newport

Our goal is to get as many 12mRs racing on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound as possible while making 12mR sailing opportunities known to everyone. Sailing a 12mR at Newport is a truly iconic experience, one that we will be proudly promoting in partnership with our outstanding 12mR charter companies. With your support we will continue the momentum started at the spectacular 2019 World Championship to keep 12mR racing active and vibrant in Newport.

Please “tune-in” to all of our online channels for exciting announcements about new boat owners, programs and activities in the near future.

Let’s go sailing!

Jack LeFort
Commodore, 12MYC Newport
ITMA Vice President, Americas 12mR Fleet