Regatta Review #215

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

H1 Unlimited - "At The Shop"

Extensive work is being done on the primary hull of the GoFastTurnLeft team in preparation for the 2014 season:

Official Press Release - Gold Cup Gala at the DYC

DETROIT, April 18, 2014--The Detroit Yacht Club, one of the oldest private boating and social clubs in North America, announced today that it will host "The 2014 Gold Cup Gala" on May 2, 2014, in the organization's historic clubhouse on Belle Isle in Detroit to benefit the APBA Detroit Gold Cup Hydroplane Races.

This premier event promoting the time-honored tradition of hydroplane boat racing on the Detroit River features:
- Music & Dancing;
- Live & Silent Auctions, exciting raffles;
- Outstanding Gala packages, including the Driver's Seat Package-$1,300 (value $1,600) includes reserved table for 8 at the Gala, full page recognition in the event program and 8 DYC Sunday Race Day (July 13) wristbands; there are also Gold Cup  and Silver Cup packages available;
- Located at the Historic Detroit Yacht Club and the harbor will be open!  Gala reservations include dockage and Clubhouse guest privileges for the Gala weekend;
- Friday, May 2, 2014, Doors open at 6pm;
- Guests Welcome, RSVP to 313-824-1200;
- Reservations still only $100 per person.

This fabulous evening features entertainment, strolling supper, live and silent auctions and the chance to win exciting raffles. Reservations are available for only $100 each and can be made by calling 313-824-1200 or visiting Proceeds from the event support the APBA Detroit Gold Cup Hydroplane Races.

"The Detroit Yacht Club is committed to supporting the 110-year-old race, a Detroit tradition now in its 98th year of running power boat races on the Detroit River," said DYC Commodore Frederick W. Carr III. "As Detroit continues its comeback, which includes the revitalization of Belle Isle, The Detroit Yacht Club is committed to providing both financial and volunteer support to continue this time-honored tradition."

This rocking event is held on the second floor of the Clubhouse where guests will enjoy the splendor of the Club and its welcoming members - all for a good cause. And, gala reservations include boat dockage and clubhouse privileges for the weekend, including dining in the DYC's riverfront restaurant and bar, panoramic views of the Detroit skyline from clubhouse verandas, and indoor pool and recreation facilities.

"I would like to invite members and guests alike to the Detroit Yacht Club for this amazing party, which serves as our annual Back to the Island bash and signals the unofficial start of the boating season," said Carr. "I urge those interested in a good time to `Come Back to the Island' and support one of the summer's most important Detroit events".

Anyone interested in donating items for the silent and or live auction should contact the DYC at 313-824-1200 or email to

About the Detroit Yacht Club

The Historic Detroit Yacht Club, founded in 1868, is one of the oldest private boating and social clubs in North America. Dedicated to providing a variety of outstanding dining, social, recreational, and boating programs for members, families and guests, the DYC offers a wide range of elegant and casual dining options, full catering and event services, and various leisure, health and fitness and social amenities.  The Club's harbor facilities and service have been voted the Best in Detroit and rank among the finest on the Great Lakes.   For more information about the Detroit Yacht Club, please contact the Club at 313-824-1200 or visit

Designed by noted architect George Mason and completed in 1922, the DYC clubhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and stands as one of the Midwest's finest examples of Mediterranean Revival architecture. The clubhouse ranks as the largest yacht club structure in the United States and, presiding over the Detroit River just off of Belle Isle, is one of Detroit's most distinguished buildings.

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