Picture courtesy of Lori Simon
The Canada’s Cup, the grande dame of the Great Lakes is renowned across North America and beyond as one of yacht racing’s most prestigious trophies. This historic nation-to-nation match racing event has Canada facing off against the United States. This year will mark the 24th contest and 120th anniversary of Cup competition since its founding in 1896. Learn more here: http://www.canadascup.org/
The Youngstown Yacht Club’s Team YQUEM competed in June 2016 at the Challenger Trials hosted by the Sodus Bay Yacht Club. With a perfect record, Team YQUEM defeated Team Aluette and Natural, both of SBYC. Team YQUEM competed against Hollandia September 10-14 in a series of races at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (Defenders of the Cup).
Our Team included members of both YYC and our good friends, the Rochester Yacht Club. YYC members, Guy and Vaska Jones generously donated their modern 8 Metre for our team to use in the competition.
- Adam Burns, Helmsman, Youngstown Yacht Club
- Jimmy Carminati Jr., Bow, Youngstown Yacht Club
- John Goller Jr., Trimmer, Youngstown Yacht Club
- Jason Suitor, Grinder/Pit, Youngstown Yacht Club
- Ryan Suitor, Bow, Youngstown Yacht Club
- Eric Voss, Main Trim, Rochester Yacht Club
- Philip “Flipper” Wehrheim, Tactician, Rochester Yacht Club
View pictures from the Challenger round taken by Lori Rewick Simon: https://lorisimonphotography.smugmug.com/Yquem/