Wednesday, September 11, 2013
New York Yacht Club in Newport Rhode Island hosts its third Bi-Annual Invitational Cup from September 7th - 14th. The Canadian entry from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto is skippered by Terry Mclaughlin. After a runner-up finish in the inaugural Invitational Cup, the Canadian crew returned with purpose in 2011, dominating the regatta from start to finish for a 20-point win. Mclaughlin and many of his core crewmembers, including tactician John Hele, return for their third Invitational Cup. After a full season of practice onboard Daring they are likely to be fast in a straight line and sharp turning the corners. Mclaughlin won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics, skippered the Canadian entry in the 1983 America’s Cup challenger elimination series, and won two Canada’s Cup match-racing competitions. a number of his crew date back to that 1983 challenge, so familiarity with each other should be the least of their concerns.
Currently the Canadians sit in 10th after two races, posting a 14, 7.
For full results - NYYC Invitational Cup Results
For more information on the event - NYYC Invitational Cup
For Video Recaps - NYYC Invitational Cup Recaps