Maxi yachts that go bump in the Med and other racing stories!
The Canada's Cup is back in Canada! Congratulations to Grant Hood and Team Vincere for a decisive win this past week-end. I had the opportunity to see the venerable trophy first hand at the Port Credit Yacht Club on Wednesday night, when PCYC members who raced on Vincere, including Olympic medalist Mike Wolfs, were touring the Cup, Stanley Cup style. Well done! Let's hope we can see a return to traditions and a regular Canada's Cup challenge modeled after the original deed in the years to come.
The Mediterranean Mistral has provided for near perfect racing conditions for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup; hosted in beautiful Porto Cervo, on the northern tip of Sardinia, for the past week, this is one of the top European events. Check out our comprehensive report including Ingrid Abery's fabulous images; picture perfect! Perfect that is, until just now when two maxi yachts colliding were captured by Ingrid's keen lens... Ouch!
We can anticipate more action this week-end as the America's Cup World Series take over the city of Plymouth in the UK. Team practices have taken place in rather fresh conditions over the past few days; a good thing as winds of 20 knots are anticipated for the first race tomorrow. Although the nine teams have likely improved dramatically since the first stop in Cascais last month, the Plymouth strong currents and tides will add to the challenge and make up for any boat handling improvement. Should be very interesting to watch; it will be streamed live on the AC YouTube channel again!
The Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championships are in Toronto this year. The National Yacht Club plays host to 29 yachts participating in the event; racing started yesterday and carries over to Sunday. The efforts of local Lake Ontario sailor Don Finkle from Youngstown NY, were acknowledges on Wednesday night; Don has to be credited for the popularity of the Beneteau First 36.7 fleets on the Great Lakes; he is racing Seaweed in the event.
Next week also marks the start of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, presented by Rolex. Racing begins on Tuesday in Newport, RI and will match 22 teams in identical Swan 42's; the teams represent yacht clubs from around the world. Canada's skipper Terry McLaughlin from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club team will definitely try to improve their 2009 second place finish at the prestigious event.
On the international offshore scene, anticipation is mounting for the upcoming Transat Jacques-Vabre scheduled for an October 30th start in Le Havre, France followed by an Atlantic crossing to Costa Rica. The event includes the popular names in IMOCA racing, plus the Multi 50 and Class 40 yachts.
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