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Platinum Sponsors:
Bill Martin
Bob DeClercq
Bruce Burton
Charles Bayer
Charlie Hess
Chris Saxton
Frank Kern
Hans Brieden
John Stevens
Lance & Trish Smotherman
Steve Polk

Gold Sponsors:
Ed Kriese
Fred Detwiler
Fred Ransford
Hanson Bratton
Jim Weyand
Marc Hollerbach
Tom Ritter

Corporate Sponsors:
Michael Spitari
New England Rope
North Sails
Offshore Spars
Thomas Hardware

Current Friends...

  • Art Lavasser
  • Bill Zimmen
  • Bradford Kimmel
  • Brian Gerahty
  • Brien Baker
  • Chuck Stormes
  • Cynthia Ross
  • Ed Kriese
  • Eric Peterson
  • Fred Detwiler
  • Fred Ransford
  • Gary Baun
  • Hans Brieden
  • Hanson Bratton
  • Henry Mistele
  • James Morphew
  • Jim Baubie
  • Jim Weyand
  • John Somes
  • Keith Ziegler
  • Kevin Rossell
  • Lynn Kotwicki
  • Karen Hollerbach
  • Marc Hollerbach
  • Michael Spitari
  • Mike Medwid
  • New England Rope
  • North Sails
  • Offshore Spars
  • Paul Falcone
  • Peter Wenzler
  • Ray Adams
  • Rob Amsler
  • Ryan Ferrell
  • Sandy Fullerton
  • Thomas Hardware
  • Todd Hughs
  • Todd Riley
  • Tom Ritter
  • Van Tol (Chris)
  • William Lynch
  • Our event on the 2018 US Grand Slam match racing series, the International Match Race for the Detroit Cup, has over the years increased its global reach attracting top-ranked teams from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Ireland, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Great Britain and the US Virgin Islands, as well as throughout the US and Canada. The excellence of race management, venue, hospitality and points offered on World Sailing’s Match Race Ranking List have all contributed to the popularity and competitiveness of this high-level sailing event. The Grand Slam series winner will receive an invitation to the 2018 Congressional Cup, held in Long Beach, CA.

    This year marks the 10th anniversary that this highly regarded match race has been held at Bayview Yacht Club which is sailed in the club’s fleet of Ultimate 20’s.

    The Detroit Cup depends on the support of its sponsors and Friends. Please show your support for this year’s race, which will be held August 25-26, with a donation of $100. For your donation you will receive one limited edition 2018 Detroit Cup cap, which is exclusive to Friends and will not be for sale, and recognition as an official “Friend” on the Detroit Cup website, Facebook page and in the event program.

    For more information please visit www.detroitcup.com or contact Lance Smotherman at lance.smotherman@comcast.net.

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