2020 Spring Match Racing Invitational 


Bayview Yacht Club 
Detroit, Michigan 

May 16-17, 2020

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 2020 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 2021 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 2020 United States Match Race Championship (USMRC), hosted this year by Rochester Yacht Club in NY.
  • 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 10, 2020. 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. 

2019 Spring Invitational Results 
1st. Ryan Seago - Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
2nd. Jackson Hamilton - Empire, MI 
3rd. Will Bailey - Boston Mass 
4th. Spencer Colpaert - San Jose, CA
5th. Camille Mantile - Boston Mass 
6th. Hanson Bratton - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 

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