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Canada will once again be campaigning to compete in the 9th running of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup in September 2025 in Newport, Rhode Island. 

The Canadian team representing the Royal Canadian Yacht Club has an intensive two-year program for the 2025 NYYC Invitational Cup - sailing the winning 2021/2022 Canada's Cup yacht "Defiant" in the highly competitive New York Yacht Club IC37 regatta circuit in Newport, RI and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

For the 2025 NYYC Invitational Cup, Team Defiant is looking to represent the Royal Canadian Yacht Club with a team of under 40 sailors led by Lance Fraser as Skipper and Greg Douglas as tactician. The rest of the crew will be made up of Chantal Hearst, Ingrid Merry, Tyler Meyrick, and other members of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club to be identified in the two-year training program.

The Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup will return for the 9th edition of this historic international yacht club challenge. The event will be run for the fourth time in the club's fleet of twenty IC37s. Since their debut in 2019, these boats will once again provide the ultimate platform for high energy, amateur sailing on a completely level playing field.

The regatta schedule includes five days of racing from September 12 to 16. The memorable Rolex Awards Dinner will be held September 16 on the lawn of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. 

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