Four nations for Detroit Cup
Published on August 19th, 2021
Detroit, MI (August 19, 2021) – Six teams from Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, and the USA are competing in Bayview Yacht Club’s 2021 edition of the Grade 2 Detroit Cup, second stop on the GRAND SLAM tour.
Sailed in Ultimate 20s, eight flights were completed on the opening day which started with light air and a forecast for much of the same all day. However, by the second flight of the first round robin the easterly breeze picked up enough to complete this round and three flights of the next round before fading out in late afternoon.
Racing is being held August 19-21 and include more round robin racing, followed by Semi-Finals and Finals on Sunday.
Results after 8 flights:
1. James Pinder (GBR) 6 points
2. Ryan Seago (USA) 6
3. Alastair Gifford (NZL) 5
4. Ruairi Finnegan (IRL) 3
5. Ansgar Jordan (USA) 2
6. Sam Bartel (USA) 1
2021 Grand Slam Series:
August 6-8: The Chicago Cup – Chicago YC – Tom 28
August 19-22: International Match Race for the Detroit Cup – Bayview YC – Ultimate 20
August 27-30: Oakcliff International – Oakcliff Sailing – Match 40
September 1-4: The Thompson Cup – Seawanhaka Corinthian YC – Match 40
For information on Grand Slam Series, click here.
Source: Detroit Cup