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Our Cup

Alinghi is very proud of the 14/16/18/20 teams entered in what may or may not be the 33rd America’s Cup, yet we all know that a number of the teams are pipe dreams at best.  Alinghi’s last-minute push for challengers of questionable viability is clearly a move to influence the NY Court of Appeals, while at the same time casting a shadow on Auckland’s upstart Louis Vuitton Pacific Series – and today is the deadline for entries.

When we learned that Alinghi waived the entry fee for a number of prospective challengers, a light bulb went off here at SAYC headquarters:  We have our own bona fide Yacht Club.  With the inaugural CHAW, we “have” an annual regatta on the ocean, and we have thousands of members – many of them with the skill and experience to match some of the other challengers – at least.  And we’re likely to be in existence long after all of them. So we entered.  We’ll let you know how that turns out.