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Seawanhaka International Challenge Cup

Published on September 14th, 2017

The Seawanhaka Cup, as seen in its specially designated trophy case in the clubhouse bar

The 46th Match of the Seawanhaka International Challenge Cup for Small Yachts will be raced in Oyster Bay (NY) on September 15-17, 2017.

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, as defender, having won the cup from Southern Yacht Club in 2014, will host the following challengers:

• Black Rock Yacht Club (USA)
• Corinthian Yacht Club (USA)
• Long Beach Yacht Club (USA)
• Minima Yacht Club (GBR)
• Newport Harbor Yacht Club (USA)
• Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Club (Canada)
• Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club (Canada)

Racing will be held in Match 40’s in the waters off Centre Island, NY. Click here to get direct access to the live feed results.

The Seawanhaka International Challenge Cup is the oldest yachting trophy, originating in America, which remains in active competition. First raced in 1895, the Seawanhaka Cup trophy was offered for the purpose of promoting small yacht racing and developing the Corinthian spirit among yachtsmen. The very first challenge in 1895 was sailed in the fifteen-foot “Seawanhaka Rule” class, between Seawanhaka’s Ethelwynn and Spruce IV from England’s Minima Yacht Club. Minima returns this year to challenge for the Cup for the first time since 1895.

Click here for more information about the Seawanhaka Cup.

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