The storied Western Long Island Sound yacht club won this regatta in 2012. Two members of that team, Clay Bischoff and Cardwell Potts, will lead the 2018 entry. Bischoff, who will skipper at the Resolute Cup, and Potts each won the Morris Trophy, in 2003 and 2004, respectively, while sailing for Harvard. To tune up for this regatta, Bischoff, who is also a member of the New York YC, won the NYYC Members Fleet Racing Championship and finished second in the Morgan Cup. Both of those regattas were sailed in the same Sonars that will be used for the Resolute Cup and on the same body of water.