Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 Boston Yacht Club Jackson Cup - Final Report & Images

Sunday - 2013 Jackson Cup at the Boston Yacht Club. Photos by Leighton O'Connor. © 2013 All rights reserved. See more photos at:

APRIL 28th, 2013 (Marblehead, MA)

Submitted by PRO Anne Coulombe

The 15th Annual Jackson Cup took place April 27th & 28th in Marblehead
Harbor off the Boston Yacht Club. The Jackson Cup, named in honor of
the late Past Commodore of the Boston Yacht Club (Marblehead, MA), Dr.
Robert F. Jackson,(1993-'94), is a national annual invitational team
race challenge by the Boston Yacht Club to other clubs and
organizations in the country. The teams selected for the challenge are
chosen for having demonstrated high racing skill and the Corinthian
spirit. The event was inaugurated in 1999 and is held in April each
year. It is sailed in Sonar class boats in Marblehead Harbor.

Seven teams of three boats raced for two days in two round robins
followed by a medal round on Sunday. This year teams represent four
States: The Boston Yacht Club (MA), Eastern Yacht Club (MA), Larchmont
Yacht Club (NY), New York Yacht Club (NY), Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht
Club (NY), St. Francis Yacht Club (CA), and the Southern Yacht Club

The last minute, of the last race determined the winner of the Jackson
Cup on Sunday.  Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club vs two year champions
New York Yacht Club came down to strategic sailing on the last few
legs of the fifth final race which was a first to three points.   Was
it the trap? Did they use the moored lobster boat as a pick?  Was it
the fake and cover?  What is that the skipper of one of the NYYC boats
had been swimming in an earlier race? We could not tell from the RC
boat (We won’t tell who!) – but great racing, and a lot of
vocalization with SCYC coming out on top.  Two days of racing, 7-10
knots each day, shifts from South to East wind, Seven teams and very
happy racers. A great Jackson Cup.

Final ranking:

1st – Seawanhaka Corinthian YC, Oyster Bay, NY

2nd – New York Yacht Club, New York, NY

3rd – Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, NY

4th – Boston Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA

5th – St Francis Yacht Club, San Fransisco, CA

6th – Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA

7th – Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA

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