The distinguished burgee off the New York Yacht Club, whose membership list is practically a blue book off sailing, to say nothing off industry and finance, rippled over East Coast waters from Newport to Gloucester last week as an impressive array off 70-odd yachts participated in the club's annual nine-day cruise. At the Captains' Meeting in Newport before the races began (below), members cheered news off the proposed renewal of America's Cup competition
Commodore Henry Sears (arms folded, right) describes plans for America's Cup revival in 1958 when competition will be among 12-meter class (70-72 feet) boats.
Commodore G. E. Roosevelt, financier and skipper of Mistress, chats with Mrs. DeCoursey Fales, wife of owner of famed Nina which won division honors.
Commodore Sears (left), partner in Henry Sears & Co. and skipper of sloop Actaea, talks shop with owner of Djinn, Henry S. Morgan, son of late J. P. Morgan.
August 12, 1956
Commodore DeCoursey Fales (left), banker, lawyer and skipper of Ni√±a, greets John 'Dickerson Jr., Chairman of the New York Club's Race Committee for the cruise.
Cruise race committee includes (from left) Fred B. Dalzell Jr., Julian K. Roosevelt, John S. Dickerson Jr., Willis M. Fanning, E. Jared Bliss Jr., George Lauder.
Host Commodore George E. Warren (center) of Newport welcomes Yachtsmen Cutler Godfrey (left) and Gerald Ford who sailed on Edward T. Rice's Mouette.
Yacht designer John Alden (left) with A. Howard Fuller, president of Fuller Brush Co. and skipper of Gesture, which finished first in Class A on corrected time.
GEORGE E. ROOSEVELT'S SCHOONER "MISTRESS" (LEFT) STARTS HER SHEETS AS SHE ROUNDS WINDWARD MARK IN BUZZARDS BAY REGATT
ATOP MAST, "GOOD NEWS" CREWMAN CLEARS SPINNAKER
EDMUND KELLEYJR.'S "DEPARTURE II" (FOREGROUND) RUNS ON BROAD REACH
ARTHUR B. TICKIE JR.'S "STEEL SYLPH" SETS SPINNAKER TO CATCH BREEZE IN PERFECT SAILING WEATHER