Derck Amerman organized the first the Single / Double handed race at Madeline Island Yacht Club (MIYC) in 1991. Prior to that the Apostle Island Yacht Club (AIYC) had a double-handed race since the early 1980’s. Years ago, these events were combined.
Derck frequently sailed his boat shorthanded and was usually the first boat in the water and the last boat hauled on the Island. Derck sailed far and wide on Lake Superior and was a past Commodore of the Great Lakes Cruising Club. All who knew him and raced against him always speak of Derck with a smile. When Derck passed away in 2003 MIYC renamed the race the Derck Amerman Cup.
This year, we are reintroducing it as such. This pursuit start race will be hosted by MIYC in cooperation with Wayzata Yacht Club Apostle Island Station (WYC/AIS). There will be Single and Double, spinnaker and non-spinnaker racing. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each of the four classes. More details and sign up can be found at the WYC AIS website: http://www.wyc.org/
Come and join this race, hosted by MIYC, for a great day of fall sailing!