NYYC Invitational Cup RTYC Boat Captain Stuart Miller reflects on Day 1


Boat Captain, Stuart Miller, thoughts on Royal Thames Yacht Club’s first successful day of racing at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.
Solid start, I think we were consistent, could have done a little bit better in a couple of places on the race course. I think we generally had a really good day. Top five every race would be a good goal, I think top five every race will certainly get you on the podium. It’s just keeping it consistent, keeping it clean around the corners. Our boat speeds seems pretty good. I think the four of us work pretty well together on the boat speed— the trimmer and the helmsmen, little bit of tactical genius here and there.
We had a really good beat in the third race— we had a lane into the third mark, which was the difference between fourth and tenth or eleventh. Everybody on the boat gets on really well, good bit of banter, and it’s a great place to be. We’ve done a lot of regattas around the world, professionally and as an amateur, and this event ranks in the top regattas to come and do.
A few of us have sailed together on different boats, on J70s and other race boats in the UK, but we’ve sailed as a team, apart from one person, for three seasons. And we’ve sailed on the [Swan]42s— we’ve sailed the Sail Newport a couple of times and the Nationals, and I think that really helps us out.
It’s just a great place to be and a great regatta— it doesn’t get much better!

Results available here