5 October 2014

2014 CAN/AM Cup

Largest Canadian collegiate regatta ever


The first-ever CAN/AM Cup: it honked, both days.
The first-ever CAN/AM Cup: it honked, both days.

Saturday, October 4:

The first day of the Can/Am Cup was a classic Kingston fall day. Heavy winds and rain greeted ten Canadian and five American schools. Both divisions sailed in 420s.

After some minor course setting delays due to the heavy winds, A fleet started their first race at 11:30 testing out Queen’s new sails for the first time.

The wind steadily built throughout the day, with the last race in B fleet in wind speeds of 33 knots.

Each fleet raced six races, followed by a BBQ.

Sunday, October 5:

Sunday started windier and colder than Saturday, and the sailors arrived to a consistent 25 knots at the Kingston Yacht club.

Once the boats were rigged and ready to go, the wind settled to a consistent 16-20 knots.

A fleet launched at 10:30 to a good breeze and waves that had been building all night.

After another rotation, B fleet was about to start their final race of the day when a large black cloud came down across the water, bring heavy rain and wind. The Race Committee postponed the racing shortly until the cloud passed, and then B fleet got right back out on the water to finish up the day.

The last race was shifty and lighter than the sailors were used to, but they finished the rotation successfully.

The winner of the first ever Can/Am Cup is the University of Western Ontario.

This was the largest collegiate regatta ever held in Canada, and the first ever collegiate regatta attended by both ICSA and CICSA teams. It was a great success, and Queen’s looks forward to hosting again next year.

Thank you to Ross Cameron and all the volunteers for running a successful weekend!

2014 CAN/AM Cup Results

1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B 5A 5B 6A 6B 7A 7B 8A 8B 9A 9B 10A 10B Tot
Western 1 1 2 1 8 1 3 3 6 1 2 1 2 3 6 2 9 2 9 2 65
Webb 4 2 1 3 3 2 12 2 4 5 3 3 8 2 2 3 1 4 3 1 68
Queen's 1 8 7 4 2 1 18 1 1 5 2 10 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 3 74
Dalhousie 7 3 5 7 2 5 5 4 3 4 18 4 3 10 3 9 2 3 1 4 102
Queen's 2 3 6 3 5 5 11 2 13 1 11 1 6 4 5 5 7 4 5 4 6 107
Concordia 2 5 7 9 18 8 4 7 2 6 7 5 7 7 4 4 8 6 5 5 126
RIT 5 8 6 4 4 4 10 9 18 3 5 9 5 12 10 5 5 8 7 7 144
ETS 16 18 9 12 11 3 6 12 8 7 4 18 12 11 12 13 6 10 8 9 205
RMC 1 10 11 10 15 15 14 14 15 16 12 15 8 9 4 7 8 7 7 6 11 214
Laurier 15 13 14 14 6 10 7 10 11 15 12 18 6 6 13 6 11 9 18 8 222
U. Rochstr 1 6 12 15 6 7 7 13 5 10 8 8 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 259
McGill 9 10 13 10 14 6 9 8 9 13 9 7 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 261
RMC 2 14 14 12 13 18 16 15 14 15 14 16 18 13 9 8 11 10 11 10 10 261
U. Rochstr 2 12 15 11 17 12 15 18 17 7 10 6 18 10 8 9 10 18 18 18 18 267
Ottawa 11 4 8 8 9 12 16 16 14 18 14 18 11 18 11 18 18 18 18 18 278
McMaster 17 9 16 11 10 13 11 11 12 9 13 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 294
U Toronto 13 16 17 16 13 9 8 6 13 16 11 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 300
Penn St 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 360
Memorial 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 360

See also the ICSA-only scores