Canada Near Victory in 24th Canada’s Cup
Published on September 11th, 2016
Toronto, ONT (September 11, 2016) – Defender Royal Canadian Yacht Club continues to hold the edge on the 24th edition of the Canada’s Cup match race event. After winning both races yesterday as the competition began, Hollandia skipper Bryan Gooderham led the Defense today into a split of the two races.
With winds varying from 11 knots down to 3 knots by the afternoon, Hollandia won race 3 with skipper Adam Burns and Challenger Team Yquem (Youngstown Yacht Club) winning race four. Hollandia had led both races but Yquem overtook Hollandia on the second leeward leg to the finish.
The 24th edition of the Canada’s Cup, first competed for in 1896, is a best of seven series in 8 Meter boats on September 10-14 between defender Royal Canadian Yacht Club (Toronto, ONT) and challenger of record Sodus Bay Yacht Club (Sodus Point, NY).