Royal Canadian Yacht Club leads Canada’s Cup

Published on September 2nd, 2021

Toronto, ONT (September 2, 2021) – On the opening day of the Canada’s Cup, defender Royal Canadian Yacht Club is half way to victory after winning all three races over challenger Youngstown Yacht Club (Youngstown, NY). Being contested in the Melges IC37, the first team to 6 points wins the Canada’s Cup.

The match racing challenge event was first raced in 1896 when Royal Canadian Yacht Club and Lincoln Park Yacht Club (Chicago, IL) met for the inaugural race in Toledo, Ohio.

After 125 years of racing, which has seen 13 wins for the USA and 11 wins for Canada, the 25th edition is a rematch of the previous edition in 2016 when Canada beat USA in 8 Meters.


Youngstown Yacht Club crew:
Owner: Robert Hesse, Skipper: Adam Burns, Crewmembers: Chris Doyle, Scott Walker, John Goller, Shannon Walter, Bridget Dedatio, Ben Doyle and Charlie Kegler.

Royal Canadian Yacht Club crew:
Owner: Paul L’Heureux, Skipper: Terry McLaughlin, Crewmembers: Scott Collinson, Mariah Millen, Ingrid Merry, Sandy Andrews, John Millen, Lance Fraser, Andrew McTavish.

Event schedule:
Monday, August 30 – Boat and Sail Measurement
Tuesday, August 31 – Registration
Wednesday, September 1 – Opening Ceremonies
Thursday, September 2 – Races 1,2,3
Friday, September 3 – Races 4,5,6
Saturday, September 4 (if required) – Races 7,8,9
Sunday, September 5 ( if required) – Races 10,11

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