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First Female Skipper to Win Queen’s Cup
One of the New York Yacht Club’s most prestigious trophies is now in the hands of Heidi Benjamin, the first female skipper to win the Queen’s Cup. She raced her yacht SPOOKIE, a 55-foot Transpac 52. The race took place on Sunday, August 14th off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Heidi is wife to Steve Benjamin, the 1984 Olympic silver medalist in the 470 class and the 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.