2014 Rose Cup
National Youth Match Racing Event to Take Place in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
The US Sailing Match Racing Committee, Oakcliff Sailing and the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club are organizing the 2014 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event, to be held June 18-22 in Oyster Bay, N.Y. This is the fifth running of the Rose Cup. Ten skippers from around the U.S. will be invited. The event will be sailed in Sonars, with teams of three or four sailors who must be at least 16 and no older than 20 years old in 2014.
New for this year, the top three finishing skippers at the Rose Cup will receive automatic invitations to the prestigious Governor’s Cup, the premier international youth match racing event, held at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach, Calif. on July 14-19, 2014. Also at the Rose Cup, The Nick Scandone Sportsmanship Trophy will be awarded for outstanding sportsmanship. North U will sponsor an advanced clinic prior to the racing featuring on-the-water coaching and on-shore advanced discussions of match racing and racing Sonars. And Chris Love Productions will be producing daily video recaps of the action and post to a designated YouTube channel.
“Match racing is an exciting discipline in our sport,” says Dave Perry, chairman of the US Sailing Match Racing Committee and four-time U.S. Match Racing Champion. We want to encourage the 16 to 20 year old group to get involved and proficient as match racing is an excellent bridge to high level sailing. This ties in very nicely to the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s Sloop Championship program, which is done in match racing, with the 2014 Sloop National Championship in the same venue and boats as the 2014 Rose Cup.”
Requests for Invitations, the Notice of Race and additional information are available on the Oakcliff Sailing website www.oakcliffsailing.org (go to Calendar > June 18 > Rose Cup), and on the US Sailing website at: http://racing.ussailing.org/Match_Racing.htm, or by calling 516-662-4926. You can also follow the event on facebook (The Rose Cup) at: https://www.facebook.com/RoseCupMatchRace.
Requests for Invitations received by April 15, 2014, will receive preference. Sponsors for this event include Gill, Harken, North U and the Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association.
2013 Rose Cup
June 23, 2013
For immediate release
Contact: Dave Perry
Buckstaff, Lynch and Shea Win 2013 Rose Cup
The team of Scott Buckstaff, Corey Lynch and Sammy Shea from the San Francisco Yacht Club has won the 2013 Rose Cup, a U.S. youth national match racing championship sanctioned by US Sailing, hosted by Sail Sheboygan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and sponsored by Gill, Harken, Line Honors Outfitters, North U, North, Sail Sheboygan, and the event’s founder the Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association. Racing was done in the same Elliott 6m’s used in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Second was defending champion Will Holz, Clay Danly and Alex Woloshyn from the Chicago Yacht Club. Third and fourth were Ryan Davidson, Brandon Folkman and Gregg Kent, and Christophe Killian, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin, both from the Balboa Yacht Club.
The Killian team was awarded the Nick Scandone Sportsmanship Award based on a vote by the competitors and umpires. Five skippers qualified for invitations to the Governor’s Cup, an international youth match racing event held at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach, California, July 16-21, 2013.
Olympian Sally Barkow from Nashotah, Wisconsin ran a two day clinic and continued coaching all the teams during the round robin. “What impressed me the most,” said Barkow, “was the tremendous improvement in the match racing and small keelboat racing skill of all eight teams. Most had no experience in the Elliotts, and some had very little experience in formal match racing. By the last day, it looked like a Grade 3 match racing regatta with multiple lead changes and boats overlapped at the finishing line.”
Dave Perry, chairman of the US Sailing Match Racing Committee said, “many of us are working hard on introducing the 16-22 year old sailors in the U.S. to competitive match racing, and the Rose Cup is our pinnacle event. We are pleased to announce that next year’s event will be hosted by Oakcliff Sailing and the Seawanhaka Yacht Club, June 18-22, 2014, in Sonars.
The complete results and video from the event taken by Chris Love of Chris Love Productions can be seen at: www.sailsheboygan.org/Rose-Cup-2013.php.
2012 Rose Cup
June 24, 2012
For immediate release
Will Holz Wins 2012 Rose Cup
Rose Cup winners’ photo (l. to r.): Wheeler Morris, Will Holz, Alex Woloshyn, Madeleine Cooney
Will Holz from the Chicago Yacht Club has won the 2012 Rose Cup, a U.S. youth national match racing event sanctioned by US Sailing, hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in St. Petersburg, Florida, and sponsored by its founder the Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association, Line Honors Yacht Racing Outfitters and North U.
Holz’s team included Wheeler Morris, Madeleine Cooney and Alex Woloshyn. This qualifies Holz for the Governor’s Cup, an international youth match racing event held at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach, California, July 17-22, 2012. Charlie Lalumiere from the Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, Maine and his team of Myles Everitt, Chase Quinn and Mac Agnese were awarded the Nick Scandone Sportsmanship Award based on a vote by the competitors and umpires.
Holz and Lalumiere faced off in the Finals in which every race was tight, and which took all five races to decide, with Holz winning 3-2. In the Petit-Finals, the teams of Nick Valente from Charleston Community Sailing and Philip Bendon from the Chicago Match Racing Center also needed all five races to settle the series, with Valente winning 3-2. In the Consolation Series, the team of Harrison Hawk from Annapolis Yacht Club defeated the team of Ethan Lounsbury from the Lauderdale Yacht Club 4-1.
“What impressed me the most,” said Dave Perry, US Sailing Match Racing Committee Chairman and current National Match Racing Champion, “was the tremendous improvement in the match racing and small keelboat racing skill of all six teams. Most had very little, experience in either coming into the event. By the last day, it looked like a Grade 3 match racing regatta with multiple lead changes and boats overlapped at the finishing line.”
Perry continued “many of us are working hard on introducing the 16-22 year old sailors in the U.S. to competitive match racing, and the Rose Cup is our pinnacle event. We are pleased to announce that next year’s event will be hosted by the Sheboygan Yacht Club and the U.S. Sailing Center of Sheboygan (dates and boat to be announced). Sheboygan is integral to the running of the Match Racing event at the 2012 Olympic Games, and it will be exciting to have them hosting the 2013 Rose Cup.”