Please select your home edition
Edition
Protector 728x90

Youngstown Yacht Club hosts a successful CanAm Challenge!

by Amy Reynolds on 1 Aug 2014
. .
Last weekend, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted the CanAm Challenge, a one-design and pursuit class event that emphasizes a friendly rivalry between the United States and Canada, with each country vying for bragging rights. 92 boats registered for this Inaugural event; split between 12 One Design divisions as well as two Pursuit classes, spinnaker and non-spinnaker. Beginning on Friday evening, boats descended upon Youngstown, NY from as far away as San Diego in the U.S. and Ottawa, Ontario in Canada.

While the Regatta was sailed in winds on the lighter sides, the Regatta PRO’s did an exceptional job with most courses sailing six good races with great competition. Competitors from both the US and Canada had impressive results in the various classes which included: 8 meters, J70, J88, J24, J22, Beneteau 36.7, Shark, Laser 28,Tripp 26, C&C 29, Melges 24, Kirby 25 as well as spinnaker and non-spinnaker Pursuit classes.

To determine the winner of the CanAm Challenge, the racing was so close that there was only a one point spread between US and Canada to determine the winning country. In the end, the 2014 CanAm perpetual trophy winner goes to Team Canada. The CanAm Challenge also served as the first ever J88 Great Lakes Championships, with five competitors and Seaweed/Skipper Jim Egloff winning the honor.

The week leading up to the actual racing was highlighted with clinics and a 'Junior CanAm Challenge' sailed in Lasers, 420s and Optis. Quantum Sail Design group had representatives hold J70 and J88 clinic’s focusing on rig tuning, on the water practice starts, and debriefs. The Junior CanAm ran on Tuesday and Wednesday with crews representing Yacht Clubs from Western and Central NY as well as Southern Ontario. Racing for this junior regatta was light and shifty on the first day, and windy and wavy on the second day. A great test of the young sailors skills!

The Can Am Challenge was an all-inclusive event that helped build camaraderie amongst the crews, as well as helped to keep costs down for the sailors. The entry fee included on-grounds wristband for skipper and their crew and provided breakfast treat and coffee on Saturday and Sunday mornings before racing, a chicken dinner on Saturday night, and pizza before the awards ceremony. This on top of already discounted beer and rum drinks!

While this event is new to YYC, hosting great regatta’s is not and many of the friendships that began at past events like the Level Regatta were rekindled, as well as many new traditions. In addition to great music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the event also hosted a Street Hockey Tournament to continue the friendly rivalry between the US and Canada! Multiple teams competed for their country but in the end, just like on the water, Canada came out on top! This is sure to become a tradition that you will not want to Click here for results
Zhik AkzoNobelb 660x82Barz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best EyewearSouthern Spars - 100

Related Articles

A Few Rays – Moisturising, Anti-Aging Action …
Consistent moisturising sun protection has an anti-aging action Consistent moisturising sun protection has an anti-aging action Out on a boat, sailors are exposed to extreme conditions for their skin. There are UV rays from the sun, hopefully some wind if you are a sailor, and the drying effects from wet and dry cycles during the course of your day
Posted today at 9:39 am
C. Thomas Clagett Regatta - Coaching clinic kicks off 15th Clagett
The first day of the four day regatta is the clinic day, where all the sailors are able to work with the coaching team On a picture perfect Summer day in Newport RI, the 2.4mR and Sonar sailors in town for the 15th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta converged on Sail Newport in Fort Adams State Park. The first day of the four day regatta is the clinic day, where all the sailors are able to work with the coaching team to learn and refine skills and techniques before the three days of racing.
Posted today at 4:46 am
Para World Sailing Championships – What a difference a day makes
Only the Open 2.4 Norlin OD, One Person Keelboat, managed to sail, and they completed one race in variable 5-16 knot The day had a bit of everything. There were grey skies, heavy showers and no breeze in the morning. Moving into the afternoon, a sudden sunny spell was coupled with a heavy breeze, gusting up to 25 knots. The breeze declined as the afternoon played out before dropping off completely and bringing another rain shower to put an end to the day.
Posted on 22 Jun
New talent on the block at Para World Sailing Championships
The Para World Sailing Championships kicked off yesterday, Wednesday 21 June, in Kiel, Germany. The Para World Sailing Championships kicked off yesterday, Wednesday 21 June, in Kiel, Germany. There are fresh faces competing at the event though, thanks to World Sailing's Paralympic Development Program (PDP).
Posted on 22 Jun
Light wind specialists shine at the Para World Sailing Championships
Light wind, tactical specialists came to the forefront on the opening day, as a challenging breeze tested the sailors. Two races were completed in the Open 2.4 Norlin OD, Men's Hansa 303 and Women's Hansa 303, all One Person Keelboats open to classified sailors with minimum disabilities.
Posted on 21 Jun
39 nations ready to race at the Para World Sailing Championships
Germany's Heiko Kroger warmed up for the world championships by taking gold at the Open 2.4 competition Paralympic medallists, world champions, offshore sailors and sailors from eight new nations will race in the Open 2.4 Norlin OD as well as the Men's Hansa 303 and Women's Hansa 303 fleets during the famous Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) sailing festival.
Posted on 20 Jun
138 teams compete at Cleveland Race Week One-Design Weekend
Eleven fleets competed on four race circles, with three of those fleets vying for a championship win. The regatta started on Thursday for the Star Class, with four countries represented and 31 boats on the line looking to earn the title of Star Western Hemisphere Champion.
Posted on 19 Jun
Andy Beadsworth and Provezza win the Dragon Worlds in Cascais
Overnight the Russian team Annapurna skippered by Anatoly Loginov were given redress by the race committee. Overnight the Russian team Annapurna skippered by Anatoly Loginov were given redress by the race committee for a collision on the penultimate days racing.
Posted on 17 Jun
Dragon World Championship - Day 5
Dragon Worlds was close to climax with superb sailing conditions that challenged some of the very best keelboat sailors The Dragon World Championship was close to climax today with superb sailing conditions that challenged some of the very best keelboat sailors in seas and winds worthy of a world championship.
Posted on 17 Jun
Dragon World Championships - Race six and seven images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi was on water at Dragon World Champs and provided this gallery of images from races six and race seven action. Max Ranchi was on water at Dragon World Championships and provided this gallery of images from races six and race seven action.
Posted on 17 Jun