Annual Great Lakes showdown at Tartan 10 North Americans

Published on August 2nd, 2017

Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club is prepared to host the Tartan 10 North American Championship August 3-6 in Chicago, IL. Thirty boats from the Great Lakes will compete on Lake Michigan, and even though the T-10 is one of the Chicago’s older fleets at more than three decades old, the class is featuring the hottest talent from today’s sailing world circuit including World Match Race Tour Champion Taylor Canfield and the man who brought the America’s Cup World Series to Chicago, Don Wilson.

“The fact that some of the best sailors in the world still come out to race the T-10s, proves that the class is still relevant despite its age,” noted North American Championship coordinator Brian Kennalley. “But even the pros will have a hard time keeping up with the Corinthian talent here in Chicago. A lot of these racers are exclusive to the T-10 Fleet and there’s no better way to improve your skill than time spent on the boat.”

There are at least five previous North American Champions racing this weekend including 2014 winner Wilson’s Convexity, and 2016 champion Ted Pinkerton, Perfect, from Ohio. “People have dedicated themselves to this class, which is why there’s such great competition,” said John Barker, Tartan 10 Class President. “You can go from first to fifth place in a couple hundred yards. It’s very tight racing and it keeps everyone on their toes.”

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Source: Morgan Kinney

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