Energize Your Summer with These World-Class Events

Add sizzle to your summer plans with some of the world’s most exciting events. If you are fortunate to have the means and time to become a spectator or just want to follow the action, here are four Healthy Aging® picks for summer 2015 world-class events. All of these were chosen to get your adrenaline pumping and sensory receptors charged.

NYYC Invitational Cup Presented by Rolex. Photo: Daniel Forster

Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Photo: Daniel Forster

Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
September 12 to 19, 2015, Newport, Rhode Island

The Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is a biennial event hosted by the NYYC in Newport, Rhode Island at Harbour Court Clubhouse. The Invitational Cup is expected to attract close to 20 yacht club teams from 11 countries and five continents. This is an ama­teur com­pe­ti­tion between yacht clubs from around the world. For sailing fans there will be daily videos, live regatta coverage and an active social media presence.

“We’re always pleasantly surprised at the number of people from each participating club that follow this event in real time, no matter what hour it is at home,” says event chairperson Patti Young. “This year we plan to give them—and any sailing fan interested in top amateur competition—even more reason to tune in.”

A recap of the event will be broad­cast a few months later on ESPN2 and a Euro­pean sports network.

 

 

Petra Kvitova (CZE) at Ladies' Singles final, 2014 Wimbledon. Credit: AELTC/Florian Eisele.

Petra Kvitova (CZE) at Ladies’ Singles final, 2014 Wimbledon. Photo: AELTC/Florian Eisele.

Wimbledon Championships 2015
June 29 to July 12, 2015, Wimbledon, England

The Wimbledon Championships, known as the most prestigious and oldest tennis tournament in the world, will attract over 450,000 spectators over the 13 days. Lucky ticket holders from around the world will descend upon the All England Club located in a southwest suburb of London. Last year, they consumed 142,000 portions of English strawberries, 28,000 bottles of champagne and 230,000 glasses of Pimm’s along with other delicacies served up at what is considered the largest single annual sporting catering operation carried out in Europe.

One of the four major tournaments, Wimbledon which began in 1877 is the only one played on grass. The other competitions making up the “Grand Slam” tennis tournaments are the U.S. Open, the French Open and the Australian Open.

Roger Federer will be chasing his eighth Wimbledon title. Serena Williams has her eye on winning the Grand Slam, a title akin to American Pharoah (Yes, “Pharoah” is correct spelling for the horse).

If you cannot get to London, the entire event will be broadcast in the U.S. on ESPN and ABC. Full schedule for the U.S. and around the world is here: Wimbledon Schedule

 

Photo: Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

Photo: Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
July 19, 2015, Shelburne, Vermont, 10 AM – 4PM

Calling all cheese lovers. Head over to the 7th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival in Shelburne, VT for the celebration of the glorious food and the people behind the cheese, from the farmers, more than 40 cheesemakers, to the artisan food producers. Foodies from all over the country attend the Festival for the opportunity of tasting over 200 cheeses, artisan foods, local wines and Vermont-made beer.

Presented by the Vermont Cheese Council, the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival was born when Allison Hooper and Bob Reese of Vermont Creamery threw a party at Shelburne Farms, inviting their fellow cheesemakers to celebrate their collective success in putting Vermont on the map as the “Napa Valley of Cheese.” Today, Vermont has more cheesemakers per capita than any other state, and more than 40 of them will come together at Shelburne Farms for the 2015 festival”

Presented by the Vermont Cheese Council, the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival was born when Allison Hooper and Bob Reese of Vermont Creamery threw a party at Shelburne Farms, inviting their fellow cheesemakers to celebrate their collective success in putting Vermont on the map as the “Napa Valley of Cheese.”

The event will also feature educational seminars, cheese making and cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

 

Photo: Ali Engin; Life Time Tri Chicago

Photo: Ali Engin; Life Time Tri Chicago

Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
August 30, 2015, Chicago, Illinois

Triathletes from around the world have gathered on the shores of Lake Michigan for over 30 years to compete in the Chicago Triathlon.

Today, The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is now one of the largest triathlons in the world. More than 8,000 triathletes will compete for world titles over the five days.

The race weekend consists of five stand-alone triathlons, including the Life Time Kids Tri Chicago, SuperSprint and the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon sprint, international and pro races. The Triple Challenge is the sixth event, consisting of three races.

Chicago will welcome 150 of the world’s top Olympic-distance triathletes as they compete for a world championship title less than a year prior to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. In addition to the elite races, the event features top-flight sprint and Olympic-distance races for age-group athletes, paratriathletes, juniors and under-23s, as well as an aquathlon to kick off the action. In all, more than 8,000 of the world’s best triathletes will compete for world titles over five days of competition.

More than 100,000 spectators are expected to witness the excitement and drama of the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago in one of the world’s most scenic and iconic venues.

Admission is free to the public for all races during the week, excluding the elite competition Friday and Saturday, which require admission. 

Summer Sizzler Events are Healthy Aging® Twitter Winners!

These four events are among our favorites for summer 2015. We honor The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Presented by Rolex, Wimbledon Championships 2015, Vermont Cheesemakers Festival and the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon by posting photos of the events on our Twitter page. Check it out here: Healthy Aging® Twitter.

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