sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : World's Top Sailors Compete for Canada's Cup 2011 in Holland, MI

World's Top Sailors Compete for Canada's Cup 2011 in Holland, MI

'Canada’s Cup 2011'    Canada's Cup 2011
The Macatawa Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) today announced it will host, for the first time ever, the prestigious Canada’s Cup match race September 1 – 4, 2011. The world-class sailing event will draw top sailors from around the globe to West Michigan to compete in the US Defender Trials August 26 – 29 for an opportunity to defend the Cup. Team Heritage, led by Amway President and sailing enthusiast Doug DeVos and defending Cup champion and helmsman Bob Hughes, will represent MBYC as the Cup’s defender of record.

The 115-year-old Canada’s Cup is the most preeminent sailing trophy in the United States today. This year’s Cup match represents only the second time racing on Lake Michigan waters, and will be the first to take place on Michigan’s west coast. Hughes and then challenger MBYC won the 2007 Cup in Toronto against Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) defender Alek Krstajic,after narrow margin losses in 2003 and 2001 to the defending RYCC and Olympian Terry McLaughlin. In October 2010, MBYC and RCYC collaborated to promote additional competition for the Canada's Cup by authorizing a Cup match for challenger Port Credit Yacht Club to be defended by the Chicago Match Race Center. Chicago’s Convexity team successfully defended the Cup, but under the terms of the agreement, MBYC resumes its position as defender of record and holder of the Cup in 2011.

Canadas Cup Mark Rounding.JPG -    


'We cannot wait to defend the Great Lakes’ most prestigious trophy on our home waters,' said Bob Hughes. 'It will be like a Great Lakes version of the America’s Cup right in our own back yard, with very close-quarter, hard fought racing against some of the world’s best sailors. We’re in the process of assembling a top-rated racing team to ensure this is the most spectacular event Lake Michigan has ever seen!'

Invitations to competein the US Defender Trials and ultimately defend the Cup for the United States have been sent with a Notice of Race to all known and eligible yacht clubs throughout the Great Lakes region. The deadline to notify MBYC of participation is April 1. Cup match racing will take place September 1 – 4 in high-performance Farr 40 racing yachts. The US holds an overall 13 – 9 lead in Cup Matches.

'Macatawa Bay Yacht Club is honored and excited to host the 2011 Canada's Cup. The Canada’s Cup stands for supremacy in match racing on the Great Lakes, and MBYC is among an elite few to defend the championship,' said MBYC Past Commodore David Sligh. 'MBYC celebrates over 100 years of first class racing and spectacular regattas, and has become a familiar hub of Lake Michigan boating activities. The Canada’s Cup trophy is a tremendous addition to our rich sailing heritage.'

MBYC joins a distinguished list of US yacht clubs in Chicago, Rochester and Detroit that have challenged for and defended the Cup. The massive silver trophy is one of the oldest in sailing, and shares more than looks with her better-known sister, America’s Cup. Both are named after the original racing yacht that first defended them - the Royal Canadian Yacht Club Canada won the inaugural match in 1896 on the waters of Lake Erie.

For more information about Canada’s Cup 2011, visit www.canadascup2011.us.




by Andrea Groom

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=80390

4:47 PM Thu 17 Feb 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World



















The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI


















Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,














420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,
















Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2   
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge   
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named   
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4   
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014   
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston   
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet   
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Polishing the silverware   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT