Sailing Trials For Canada’s Cup

The Sodus Bay Club has been the venue where the trials were held for Canada’s Cup. Indeed, those who have been pioneers of this tournament remember the time when they used racing yachts that were built and brought in from Bourdeaux in the eighties and these models would get people awed and the cameras clicking away.

Even today the Aluette is a racing yacht of 8 meter that turns heads. Dodge who is the skipper for the boat, is looking forward to crossing the finishing line ahead of others with this boat.

The Challenger trials took place at the Sodus Bay yacht club on Saturday by Lake Ontario, with Scottish Yacht Charters offering the prizes. Dodge would be competing against fellow members of the club like John Fowler and Yquem of another yacht club in the region.

The champ who wins this tournament would become the country’s representative to take part in US tournaments. The Canada’s Cup, its 24th version this year, would be held during the second week of September. It would be held at Toronto by the Royal Canadian Yacht club.

The Canada’s Cup was started in 1896. At that time the sailors of the Great Lakes region were pitted against the yacht designers on either sides of the US Canadian border, the competition is held every four years. The US side leads the series as they have had six wins, the Rochester Yacht Club being the primary winner.

The Royal Canadian club with the Gefion boat would be the primary defender of the Cup and SBYC would be challenging the same. The club members are busy working out a design that would get their boats to win in this championship. The participants are winners in their own right, the seven 8 meter boats have participated in the European titles as well as in North American tournaments.