Held in our IC37 One Design, the 2021 running of the historic Canada’s Cup saw the Royal Canadian Yacht Club under skipper Terry McLaughlin successfully defend against the Youngstown Yacht Club. Posting a strong set of results, the performance of RCYC’s Team Defiant showed the benefit of a two boat program leading up to the Canada’s Cup in Toronto.
Representing 125 years of competition, there were many historical firsts in the 2021 Canada’s Cup: the first match race regatta in IC37s, the first opportunity for junior sailors to participate, the first time the crews were comprised of men and women, and the first time there were father daughter crew members on both boats. Broadening the base and increasing engagement in sailing is exactly what IC37 was designed to promote.
|The DK46 Hydra of Oscar Chaves won a record fifth Copa Del Rey title when they won the BMW ORC Class 1. This high profile class which included King Felipe sailing on the TP52 Aifos went down to a single point, Fernando Léon guided Hydra to four wins but their sixth on the final days 15-18kts seabreeze clinched the title. No other boat has won 5 titles at Spains most prestigious and closely fought regatta.