In Pictures: 20th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta

A yacht fleet comes together in Newport to race against each other in the name of fun and fundraising. Photos by Daniel Harding, Jr.

New York Yacht Club

The New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court proudly played host to the 20th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta.Daniel Harding, Jr.

Leukemia Cup RC

Racers, spectators and canines alike waited for the winds to increase so the racing could begin.Daniel Harding, Jr.

Large jib

Large jibs require an equally large effort to wrestle into place.Daniel Harding, Jr.

Leukemia Cup Sailors

Crew uniforms for the regatta were as varied as the boats in attendance.Daniel Harding, Jr.

Herreshoffs sailing

Herreshoff S-Boats are a staple on Narragansett Bay and in this regatta.Daniel Harding, Jr.

Leukemia Cup Upwind Leg

It's a tight race on the first upwind leg.Daniel Harding, Jr.

12 Meters at the Newport Leukemia Cup

Towering 12-meter yachts swapped the lead multiple times.Daniel Harding, Jr.

12 Meters at the Newport Leukemia Cup 1

Towering 12-meter yachts swapped the lead multiple times.Daniel Harding, Jr.

American Eagle

It's easy to be distracted by American Eagle's size and beautiful lines.Daniel Harding, Jr.

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S-Boats at the Leukemia Cup 2

Being competitive on this racecourse requires intense focus.Daniel Harding, Jr.

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rail meat

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S-Boats at the Leukemia Cup

The S-Boats find a breezeDaniel Harding, Jr.

S-Boat Shona

Shona's skipper keeps an eye on the telltales.Daniel Harding, Jr.

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Sailboat Rhino

Rhino captured a lot of attention with her colorful spinnaker.Daniel Harding, Jr.

That’s a lot of sail cloth.

That’s a lot of sail cloth.Daniel Harding, Jr.

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Leukemia Cup Awards

There were many trophies awarded, but the real winner was Leukemia and Lymphoma research, which received more than $200,000 from this event.Daniel Harding, Jr.

Gary Jobson

A former America’s Cup champion, Gary Jobson now champions the Leukemia Cup regatta, having attended 372 such events during his 22-year tenure as chairman.Daniel Harding, Jr.