2018 Spring Match Racing Invitational 

Bayview Yacht Club 
Detroit, Michigan 
June 8-10

 
(racing days June 9 & 10)

The Bayview Yacht Club Spring Match Race Invitational is one of several venues that serve as qualifiers for increasingly significant match race events nationally. The winner of the 2018 Spring Invitational earns qualification spots in the following events:
  • The International Match Race for the Detroit Cup, hosted by BYC. This grade 2 event is the second of 4 events in the Grand Slam Series. The winner of the Grand Slam earns a qualifying spot in the 2019 Congressional Cup in Long Beach, CA.
  • The Thompson Cup, hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, NY.  The 4th and final event of the Grand Slam Series. 
  • The United States Match Race Championship (USMRC), hosted by Chicago Yacht Club October 19 – 21, 2018, and
  • The Richardson Cup. The match race championship for the member clubs of the Yacht Racing Union of the Great Lakes. (YRUGL)  including the Lake Superior Yachting Association, Lake Huron Yachting Association, Lake Michigan Sailing Federation, Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association, Inter-Lake Yachting Association and Lake Yacht Racing Association.

Among other things, Invitations will be granted to the most accomplished skippers based on ISAF World Rankings with special consideration(s) given to women’s teams, skipper experience level, distance traveled, and past competitors. Please request an invitation no later than April 16, 2018. Competitors may enter and pay their entry and deposit fees after receiving an invitation to this event from the selection committee of the Organizing Authority.  

2018 Spring Invitational Results 
1. Ryan Seago 16-0 (perfect record for the weekend)
2. Ian Hollerbach 11-5
3. Donal Ryan 7-9 (traveled from Boston, Mass.)
4. Colton Gerber 5-11
5. Hanson Bratton 1-15
 
As the top placing skipper, Ryan Seago received invitations to the following events: 
International Match Race for the Detroit Cup, hosted by Bayview Yacht Club
Thompson Cup, hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club
US Match Race Championship, hosted by Chicago Yacht Club
YRUGL Richardson Cup Great Lakes Match Racing Championship


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