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Hull and Team Assignments for NYYC Invitational Cup 2011 Finalized

Photo by Kurt Arrigo

At the conclusion of the awards for the Swan 42 U.S. Nationals last Sunday, a live lottery drawing was held to match Swan 42 U.S. hulls with competing teams from around the world. 

The Invitational Cup will be held September 10-17 in Newport and was last held in September 2009.  Sponsors for the event include Rolex, Sperry and Nautor’s Swan.   

While some Swan 42 owners have engaged in private charters, others will be sailing their own boats representing their clubs. 

Gary Jobson and Norwood Davis’s “Mustang” will be sailed by Annapolis Yacht Club who recently used the NYYC 157th Annual Regatta and the U.S. Nationals as practice opportunities.  

Dod Fraser and Sandy Vietor’s “Orbit” has been chartered to Clube Naval de Cascais in Portugal.  Austin Fragomen’s “Interlodge” has been chartered to the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead and will be helmed by Bill Lynn who made his first appearance as helmsman at the U.S. Nationals.   

Shipped from overseas, Barry Sampson will sail his “Long Echo” representing Itchenor Sailing Club (GBR) and Leonardo Ferragamo will helm “Cuordileone” representing Nylandska Jaktklubben in Finland. 

Jim Madden will compete with his “Stark Raving Mad VI”, John Hele will represent The Royal Canadian Yacht Club, and Mark Watson will represent Royal Bermuda Yacht Club; both of the latter teams for the second consecutive Invitational Cup.  Ken Colburn, who won the rights to represent the New York Yacht Club with the highest score obtained from a combination of the results from the NYYC 157th Annual Regatta and the Swan 42 U.S. Nationals will sail his own “Apparition”.

Yacht Assignments

Yacht Name Yacht Club Country Skipper
Mustang Annapolis Yacht Club USA Peter McChesney
Orbit Clube Naval de Cascais Portugal Patrick Monteiro de Barros
Arethusa Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Australia Hugo van Kretschmar
Interlodge Eastern Yacht Club USA Bill Lynn
Long Echo Itchenor Sailing Club UK Barry Sampson
Impetuous Japan Sailing Federation Japan Mokoto Uematsu
Stark Raving Mad VI Newport Harbor Yacht Club USA James Madden
Cuordileone Nyländska Jaktklubben Finland Leonardo Ferragamo
Apparition New York Yacht Club USA Ken Colburn
Uxorious III Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Germany Johannes Polgar
Hoss Real Club Nautico de Barcelona Spain Javier Sherk
Tiburon Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Bermuda Mark Watson
Daring Royal Canadian Yacht Club Canada Terry McLaughlin
Better Than... Royal Cape Yacht Club South Africa David Hudon
Barleycorn Royal Cork Yacht Club Ireland Anthony O’Leary
Mutiny Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Hong Kong Patrick Pender
Bandit Royal Norwegian Yacht Club Norway TBD
Quintessence Royal Ocean Racing Club UK Andrew McIrvine
The Cat Came Back Royal Yacht Squadron UK Glynn Williams
Blazer Yacht Club Argentino Argentina Paulo Cosentino
Celeritas Yacht Club Capri Italy Costanzo Vuotto
Conspiracy Yacht Club Punta Ala Italy Valerio Battista