Maumee River Yacht Club

A New Generation For Canada’s Cup

The Canada’s Cup, the premier match of Great Lakes racing trophy, has been contested 24 times between Canada and USA after the first event which held in 1896. USA holds the edge, with 13 to 11, as teams competing in a range of classes over that time.

To celebrate the tradition, history and competitiveness of this Cup, the chairpersons of the Committee Allan Megarry and Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) and Past Commodore Jamie Keating, has envisaged a new vision for the new beginning of this event in the year 2020: The event will be hosted bi-annually with three cycles to 2024 all events will be hosted at the RCYC.

Famed Yacht Designer Doug Peterson Dies

On one side the United States lost the America’s Cup to New Zealand, and on the other side the man who designed the Cup-winning boats for two countries a Doug Peterson died after a long struggle with cancer.

Doug Peterson, who was 71 years old was the resident of Point Loma and was also the member of the San Diego Yacht Club. The friend Peterson Chris Calkins, said due to heavy illness, Peterson died in a San Diego hospital on the very same day when New Zealand beat the United States in the final race. […]