Monday, August 23, 2010

Team Chicago sets sail for China Cup 2010

Michael Kennedy's "Copernicus" (second from left) @ RBBS

The 2010 China Cup International Regatta is delighted to welcome a new challenger to the Beneteau First 40.7 OD Class — Team Chicago, representing the Chicago Yacht Club. This is the first-ever USA entry in the China Cup.

The sailing team is led by Michael Mayer, owner and driver of a J/105, Kashmir, and an active participant in the Rolex Big Boat Series, Key West Race Week, Chicago NOOD, the Centomiglia in Italy, and no less than 28 Chicago-Mackinac Races.

Mayer will be joined by Michael and Kathryn Kennedy, Michael Reed, and George Miz – all winners of Rolex Big Boat Series’ and Mackinac Races. 'Our Team is a combination of people who sail together on both our J/105 and the Kennedy’s Sydney 38. We won the Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco in the Sydney 38 Class, won Chicago Boat of the Year in the J/105 Class in 2009, and have raced in many other prestigious regattas such as Key West Race Week,' said Mayer.

The Chicago Yacht Club was founded in 1875, and runs over 125 races a year - including the Chicago-Mackinac Race (the longest fresh-water sailing race in the world), the Sailing World Chicago NOOD Regatta and the Chicago Yacht Club Verve Regattas.

Team Chicago’s probable crew list will also include:


Karl Brummel
Steve Henderson
Karen Gottwald (former President, Melges 24 Class)
Nick Schmidbauer
Rennie Worsfold
Bill Colombo (Doyle Sails)


by CCIR Media


Originally run in Sail-World

About the China Cup:

The 4th edition of China Cup International Regatta, under the auspices of Chinese Yachting Association and Executive Office of Organizing Committee for the Shenzhen 26th Summer Universiade (Representing the government of Shenzhen), will be held in the waters of Daya Bay, Shenzhen (Guangdong Province), P.R. China from October 29th to November 1st, 2010.

2010 China Cup has been listed in the ISAF calendar. A fleet of over 70 yachts with sailors from over 20 countries and regions are expected. One mission of China Cup International Regatta is to promote sailing in China and to enhance communication and exchange among Asian and international sailing communities. With the participation of racing teams sent by Japan Sailing Federation, Phuket King’s Cup Organizing Committee, Philippine Sailing Federation, Moscow Central Navy as well as sailing teams from other Asian and international countries will make 2010 China Cup more competitive.

We hereby sincerely invite you to send a team to race in the 2010 China Cup either brings your own boat or charter a Beneteau First40.7 from organizer of China Cup to compete in the one design class. NOR will be available soon at http://2009.chncup.com/en/  .




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