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

 

Sail-World.com : Detroit Cup - Stevens and team still on top

Detroit Cup - Stevens and team still on top

'Detroit Cup 2011'    Detroit Cup

ISAF Grade 2 Detroit Cup, presented by Bayview Yacht Club, Michegan, is being held from 17th to 21st August 2011.

With three flights left to complete the round-robin and five teams already finished this round, the scores suggest some potential qualifiers are already emerging in the ISAF Grade 2 Detroit Cup. The uncertainty lies with the weather forecast and how many more flights can be squeezed in to the remaining two days of competition.

Racing started after a brief delay in a light easterly thermal breeze aligned up the axis of the Detroit River venue, with the course oriented perfectly in front of shoreside venue at Bayview YC. This breeze left with the setting sun, however, making the last flight a slow motion ballet against the current for the six teams in the day's final matches. The teams persevered nonetheless and kept the racing close in the event's equally-matched Ultimate 20's, with some of the most exciting matches ironically found in this dying breeze.

But the attention is now shifting to the leader board and speculating who is safely through to the next stage, who still has a shot, and who is out.

Maintaining a lead earned yesterday, Wellington, New Zealand-based Mathew Steven and his team still sit atop the leader board, extending their lead to nine points, with Sydney, Australia-based Jordan Reece and his team two points back. Only fellow Kiwi Laurie Jury lies within striking range of Steven, having three matches left and having defeated Steven already to win any potential tie-break.

The standings then go to Florida-based Brad Funk on six points, but with one make-up match to complete, followed by Nicolai Sehested from Denmark also on six points. Top-ranked Kiwi Reuben Corbett is already on five points with three matches left, and Connecticut-based Dave Perry and Kiwi Will Tiller are each on four points, but also with three matches left.

If all these teams won their remaining matches and the rest lost theirs, these would be the top eight to advance to the intended Quarter Finals in the next stage of the event. But lurking in the wings on three points is defending US Trifecta champion Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands and his team, who has dug back from a terrible day yesterday that took them briefly into negative points to win every one of their three matches today. If this continues, he could go to six and ease into the top eight, as could local-based Chris Van Tol, who has the potential to get to five points and maybe squeak through as well.

But another local-based team led by skipper Kent Colpaert will have to wait until their next event to advance to the next stage, being winless in the round robin. And New Orleans-based Shawn Ryan had the satisfaction of defeating second ranked Corbett today, but on three wins will not qualify to advance to the next stage.

Those that do not qualify are intended to race a ninth-12th place sail-off, if weather permits.

The conclusion of round robin match racing continues tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM local time, with the next stage determined once this stage is complete.

The Detroit Cup is the second stop on the four-stage US Grand Slam Series, a series of four consecutive ISAF Grade 2 match race events composed of last week's Chicago Grade 2 Invitational, this week's Detroit Cup, next week's Knickerbocker Cup, and the following week's concluding Oakcliff International. Winner of the series will get an invitation to next year's ISAF Grade 1 Congressional Cup in Long Beach.

Full results on the Detroit Cup website?nid=87500




by Luiz E. Kahl

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87500

8:04 AM Sat 20 Aug 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World

















































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


















ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT