Skippers revealed for 2021 Ficker Cup
Published on August 20th, 2021
Eight teams will compete in the 2021 Ficker Cup on September 10-12 in Long Beach, CA. As a Grade 2 event of the World Match Racing Tour, the top three skippers from this event will receive the final invitations to the 2021 Congressional Cup.
Skippers to compete:
The Ficker Cup Match Race was established by Long Beach Yacht Club to honor Bill Ficker, world class Star champion in the 1950s and winner of the 1970 America’s Cup as skipper of the 12-meter class yacht Intrepid.
During Intrepid’s 1970 America’s Cup campaign, the phrase “Ficker is quicker” was coined — later changed to “Ficker was quicker” when he beat Gretel II to win the cup. Ficker won the Congressional Cup in 1974.
Note: This report has been updated to reflect changes in the list of competing skippers.