George Johns, board member and our race event coordinator, in collaboration with the Wayzata Yacht Club has arranged for MIYC to host the Amerman Cup — Single-handed/double-handed race. MIYC is sponsoring this event again this year, and providing trophies, dockage and a cook-out after the race. We’re pleased to once again support and host this event at MIYC.
More information and registration forms for this single/double handed race, in association with the Madeline Island Yacht Club, are now available here: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4558.
This will be a pursuit format, with start times published the night before. There are four classes, single and double-handed, spinnaker and non-spinnaker. Your start time will be calculated using the appropriate PHRF rating.
This is a wonderful opportunity for trimmers to see what the front of the boat looks like, and for bow dwellers to step behind the mast (at least briefly). Owners; team up with your most trusted crew. Crew; tell your boat owner you'll help them out (or steal their boat). Whatever you do, don't miss this opportunity to go sailing, and hang out on the Island.
Come on, you MIYC Sailors! Gather up your crew and head out to participate in this great event we are sponsoring. Right now, George is the only MIYC racer registered for this event. He needs you to register and come out with him and the competition!
AND…to entice entrants, George has offered up a $10 gift certificate to the Pub, for any ALL WOMEN teams that participate. Register, Race, and Revel in your racing success and participation!
The Skipper’s Meeting will in the MIYC Members Lounge at 8:00 am, with the race starting at 10:00 AM.
Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for all four of the classes.
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.
Late year, we reintroduced the race. This year the pursuit start race will again be hosted by MIYC in cooperation with Wayzata Yacht Club Apostle Island Station (WYC/AIS).
Come and join this race, hosted by MIYC, for a great day of sailing!