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Welcome to the 2021 Detroit Cup

13th Annual International Match Race for the Detroit Cup

World-class sailing just yards off the dock

Save The Date... August 18 - 21, 2021

The International Match Race for the Detroit Cup is the second of 4 events in the GRAND SLAM Grade 2 Match Race Series. The other events in the GRAND SLAM Series are the CYC/CMRC Invitational, the Oakcliff International, and the Thompson Cup hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian YC in Oyster Bay. Among other things, the winner of the GRAND SLAM series earns a qualification spot at the Congressional Cup at Long Beach YC.

Invitations will be granted to the most accomplished skippers based on the ISAF World Ranking List. Special consideration will be given to international and women's teams in addition to those competing in last year's GRAND SLAM Series. Please request an invitation no later than May 1. Competitors may enter and pay their entry and deposit fees after receiving an invitation to this event.

2021 Grand Slam Series- US Grade 2 - Series Dates:

  • Chicago Grand Slam: August 5-8

  • Detroit Cup: August 18-22

  • Oakcliff International: August 26-30

  • Thompson Cup: August 31- September 4

Gifford Wins 2021 Detroit Cup

In a first-to-five point showdown that went to the fourth match, Alastair Gifford from New Zealand and his team of Devon Baker and Frank Dair have today won the 13th edition of the International Match Race for the Detroit Cup hosted by Bayview Yacht Club. His rival in the Finals was local-based Ryan Seago who was winner of the four Round Robins sailed among six participating teams racing equally-matched Ultimate 20’s.

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