This Cup has all Americans on the American Teams
Published on September 4th, 2013
Among the 20 teams that will take to the waters off Newport, R.I., for the 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, there are four that will be flying the Stars and Stripes of the United States. Each of these teams has waged a hard-fought battle to arrive on the starting line.
Three clubs emerged from the Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series (USQS), which is held every other year for U.S. teams only and rewards the top-three finishers with an invitation to the biennial international event. Larchmont, Seattle and San Francisco Yacht Clubs took the top three places, respectively, in a fleet of 24 yacht club teams at the 2012 USQS, with all three having first been put through the paces during the 2010 USQS.
The fourth American team, the NYYC’s representative in the event, has also undergone a multi-event test to be selected for the Corinthian competition that will be held from September 7-14, 2013, in identically matched Swan 42s, and hosted from NYYC’s Harbour Court clubhouse. – Full report