Vincere Takes Home the 2011 Canada’s Cup

The fourth and final day of the 2011 Canada’s Cup regatta this past weekend proved to be a disappointing one for Americans. The competition, which took place on Lake Michigan for only the second time in the cup’s 115-year history, ended with Vincere of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto defeating Heritage of the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club of Holland, Michigan, five to three.
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The fourth and final day of the 2011 Canada’s Cup regatta this past weekend proved to be a disappointing one for Americans. The competition, which took place on Lake Michigan for only the second time in the cup’s 115-year history, ended with Vincere of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto defeating Heritage of the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club of Holland, Michigan, five to three. In August, Heritage, represented by Amway President Doug DeVos and defending Cup champion Robert Hughes, won the right to defend the cup by defeating Convexity of the Chicago Match Racing Center. Both the defender series and the final series were held aboard Farr 40 one-designs.

Vincere, skippered by Grant Hood, had a one-race lead going into day four of the finals and in the first race of the day advanced its lead to four wins and two losses. Heritage won the second race but Vincere clinched the best of nine series by choosing the right side of the course for the downwind leg and crossing the finish line 24 seconds ahead of Heritage.

The RCYC plans to defend the cup two years from now on its home waters of northern Lake Ontario. The club’s recent win marks the 10th time a Canadian club has won in the 23-regatta series.

For more information on the 2011 Canada’s Cup, including a detailed account of each race in the series, visit canadascup2011.us.

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