The Amorita Cup has a long history with RBYC and the International One Design Fleet. The Cup was donated in 1937 by Frederick M. Hoyt to be presented to the winning team of a team racing event between the USA (originally Larchmont Yacht Club) and RBYC in the ‘new’ International One Design class.
It was out of this event and the King Edward VII Gold Cup match racing that the Bermuda International Raceweek was born. The competitors got together to race a team racing event, the match racing event and a fleet racing event. Eventually all three events spun off to be run individually.The Amorita Cup event was won by the Bermuda team consisting of Harry Powell, Penny Simmons, P/C B. W. ‘Jordy’ Walker, Paul Fisher and Richard Thompson in 1982.
The RBYC, along with the Bermuda IOD Fleet, are happy to extend a challenge to the Long Island IOD Fleet in 2018. Dates of the racing will be October 13 & 14, 2018. Racing will be 3 on 3 umpired team racing. It is a first to four point series.