Posted: 7/21/2021 1:03:23 PM


The perspective of those outside the Canada’s Cup team and crew, offers a vantage point that may not be seen by those who are out sailing week-in, week-out. 

While the training schedule for the team is a rigorous one, one could think that sailing on the fast Melges IC-37s week after week would be a constant adrenaline rush. While it may well be, there’s also the dedication of the team that is not lost on those watching from the front lawn, or out on the water. 

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Posted: 7/14/2021 3:07:25 PM

With the 25th Canada’s Cup being hosted by RCYC on September 2nd to 5th Team Defiant, representing RCYC in the defense of the Cup, seeks your support. 

The campaign budget is substantial, and this does not include the two Melges IC37s Defiant and Vigilant that have been made available by the generosity of Members Paul L’Heureux and David Howard & John Hele. 

The Youngstown Yacht Club is the official challenger this year. 

Information on how to support Team Defiant can be found below. Suggested contributions level can be found here.  See also “More on the Canada’s Cup”.  

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Posted: 7/7/2021 9:51:59 AM
Vigilant’s co-owners, David Howard and John Hele have experience with the fast IC37 boats after spending the 2019 summer season, racing IC37s that they chartered from New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. 
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Posted: 6/30/2021 10:44:47 AM
As mentioned in last week's blog post about boat owner, Paul L’Heureux, Defiant was THE last off the line at Westerly Marine in Santa Ana, California.

This is the story of how Defiant was built, assembled and her journey to Toronto.

The Melges IC37 start by building the tiller first. Below is the vacuum mould for the carbon fibre tiller.

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Posted: 6/23/2021 12:01:04 PM

Have you seen what’s on the dock on the front lawn of the Club? You won’t need to blink and try to clear the seeing double, but there’s not one, but two Melges IC37’s that are destined for the Canada’s Cup race this September. 


RCYC’s own fleet of boats were some of the last; Defiant was THE last off the line at Westerly Marine in Santa Ana, California. She is hull #35.

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All about Canada's Cup Defense Team leading up to the 2021 Canada's Cup being held September 2nd -5th, 2021 at RCYC.