Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 40+ 728x90

Eurex Match Cup at Chicago Match Race Center

by CMRC on 7 Jul 2011
Eurex Match Cup at CMRC Chicago Match Race Center
The summer match racing season is now in full-swing, with this weekend's Eurex Match Cup being held at the Chicago Match Race Center over Friday-Sunday, July 8-10th. This is the fourth ISAF Grade 3 event being held at CMRC this season, and is an important qualifying event for next month's Chicago Grade 2 Invitational, the first of four US Grade 2 events in the Grand Slam Series.

The lure of earning points on the ISAF World Ranking List and an opportunity to qualify for the Grade 2 has brought not only some CMRC regulars back to the match racing battleground, but also some new young teams interested in advancing into the top of the match racing scene.

'High rankings gets you invitations,' says CMRC Sailing Director Taylor Canfield, 'But which comes first, the chicken or the egg? To get invited organizers look at your ranking, but in order to get the ranking, you have to sail in the top events. Qualifiers like this present the opportunity to break into the next tier.'

Among these new teams is Jordan Reece, who is from Sydney, Australia and is a member of the True Blue Racing team representing the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. This youth match racing team has had podium finishes at top international youth events in Australia and New Zealand, and is hoping to follow in the footsteps of other recent Aussie and Kiwi teams that are now regulars on the World Match Racing Tour. Reece will be sailing his first CMRC event with Henry Kernot, Hamish Hardy, Jaidan Stevens, and Arnau Farris-Knowles.

Another young skipper from overseas is Tyler Rice from the US Virgin Islands, who has been successful on the US intercollegiate circuit as a member of the Brown University sailing team, where in only his first year he was a runner-up in the Intercollegiate Sloop Nationals and the Intercollegiate New England championship. Rice will have as crew some talented CMRC regulars to help guide him in his first event on the CMRC TOM 28's: Jen Wilson, Luke Adams, Billy Quaranto and Josh Rubenstein.

While living in Toronto now, Magnus Sandberg hails from Sweden, where he was a national champion in the 470 and active for years in the highly-competitive Swedish match racing scene. He is now building a new match racing team, whose recent highlights include finishing fifth at last year's Open Sweden Match Racing Championship, and he is currently ranked the second highest team in his newly-adopted Canada.

Returning from the GoPro Match Cup, are the following skippers and their teams: Don Wilson, from Chicago; Leo Vasiliev from Port Washington, NY; Guy Mossman from Mt Pleasant, SC; Taylor Canfield of St Thomas, USVI; and Steven Lowery from Highland Park, IL.

The on-water race management team will be led by Principal Race Officer Bill Canfield, with the umpire team led by Chief Umpire Tom Rinda, and the overall event management led by Event Director Mary Anne Ward. A double-Round Robin format is intended, followed by a Semi-Final and Final round.

Racing is scheduled to start daily from Friday to Sunday, July 8-10 at 9 AM on courses set off the park seawall at Belmont Harbor. Real-time results and videos can be found on the CMRC website and live text updates can be followed on Twitter @matchracecenter.

Official Partners of the CMRC include Eurex, CME Group, Newedge, City Inns family of hotels, and Line Honors is the Official Clothing Supplier to CMRC.

For more information on CMRC, visit website
or contact CMRC Program Director Tod Reynolds at tod(at)chicagomatchrace.com
Newport Boat Show 2016 660x82Colligo Marine 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Michael Marshall triumphs at J/22 World Championship
With a second place finish in Thursday’s only race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are the champions. Heading into the 10th and final race, Marshall and Chris Doyle were tied on points at 30. As the 41 teams arrived at CORK in the morning, the after effects of an overnight storm left breeze in the mid-20s, so the Race Committee postponed on shore.
Posted on 25 Aug
Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™
An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32.
Posted on 25 Aug
Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™
Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far.
Posted on 25 Aug
Marshall and Doyle tied on points at J/22 World Championship
By way of a victory in Wednesday’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points By way of a victory in Wednesday’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points with Chris Doyle, Will Harris and Adam Burns. Jeff Todd is still in the hunt in third place with 35 points.
Posted on 24 Aug
Debriefing the 2016 Rio Olympics—Sailing news North America and beyond
Editorial Editorial
Posted on 23 Aug
The Clipper Race turns 20!
Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime.
Posted on 23 Aug
A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship
58 teams from all over the world have entered the championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America. Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as: Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted on 22 Aug
FAST40+ Class to be the first to have honour of racing for One Ton Cup
14 FAST40+ racing yachts are expected, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the USA 14 high performance FAST40+ racing yachts are expected for the One Ton Cup, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the United States of America. The crew, of which only five can be professionals, come from countries all over the world.
Posted on 22 Aug
Noroton Yacht Club dominates Hinman Trophy Team Race
Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. 2016 Hinman Trophy Team Race - Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. This was the case for Noroton Yacht Club as they won the Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy for the second straight year, though maybe not in the way you’d expect.
Posted on 22 Aug
Drama Queen - Goransson wins Melges 32 National Championship
Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship - After a weekend of challenging, moderate conditions in Newport, RI, Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Capping a weekend full of tight racing with lead changes around the track, it was fitting that the final race had three teams fighting for the regatta win
Posted on 22 Aug