PxPixel
Vincere Takes Home the 2011 Canada’s Cup - Sail Magazine

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.
Author:
Publish date:

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.

Related

HB96k_EP

Sea Eagle’s HB96 inflatable SUP

What SUP?Dinghies and kayaks are all very well, but there’s nothing like a stand-up paddleboard for exploring interesting new shorelines while giving you a good workout. Sea Eagle’s HB96 inflatable SUP makes a fine addition to your boat’s armory of anchorage toys, either on its ...read more

DSC_0031-43

Charting the USVI and Spanish Virgins

When my friends and I booked a one-way bareboat charter with Sail Caribe, starting in the U.S. Virgin Islands and finishing in Puerto Rico, we were a little nervous about what we would find in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria—even seven months later.When our plane ...read more

SailRepairKit

Know How: Sail Repair Kit

Despite your best efforts, there will inevitably be times when your sail gets damaged while at sea and needs to be repaired. First, no matter what the job, you will need to do a quick damage assessment, a task that requires a flat wooden surface, sharp scissors and a helping ...read more

01-061018ROAC-8149

Coming of Age at the Atlantic Cup

Midway through the final race of the inshore portion of the 2018 Atlantic Cup, the three boats in the lead—Mike Dreese’s Toothface 2, Mike Hennessy’s Dragon and Oakcliff Racing, representing the Long Island Sound-based sailing school of the same name—suddenly broke free from the ...read more

01_silken_2018-03-08-0052

North U’s Regatta Experience Program

“Want to check the keel?” North U Coach Geoff Becker calls to me from back by the transom. We’ve just suffered our worst finish in the regatta and are absolutely flying on our way back to shore, spinnaker up and heeling at an angle that feels like maybe we’re tempting fate. ...read more

Navy-Sand-Dune_1080

Tucket Footwear’s Giller Shoes

Just for KicksMove over Crocs, there’s a new plastic shoe in town. Unlike the aforementioned fashion crimes, Tucket Footwear’s Giller shoes are made for boating. Water will get in, yes, but it will also run straight out again via rows of “scuppers” in the uppers and a dozen drain ...read more

01-m3113_git170829-294

France’s Maxi-tri Ultime class

It’s hard to believe how far foiling has come since the Moth class figured out how to reliably take to the air in the early 2000s.Was it really only in 2013 that the America’s Cup was dragged kicking and screaming into the foiling world by Emirates Team New Zealand back in San ...read more

GGTobagoCays

Cruising: Guadeloupe to Grenada

Our Dream Yacht Charter delivery started as a “wouldn’t it be fun if” idea. Those are usually misguided, if not downright stupid. But a Bali 4.3 named Jumelles (French for “twins,” appropriately) needed to leave Guadeloupe to do heavier charter work in Grenada, and as soon as I ...read more