The Mackenzie 8 metre World Cup 2010
Toronto, Ontario, August 27, 2010 – Aluette of Switzerland wins the prestigious 2010 8 Metre World title on Lake Ontario today. While Toronto’s Raven wins the Sira Cup, in the classic division, and places sixth overall defeating two of her modern counterparts. Another beautiful day of racing on Lake Ontario for the 8 Metre fleet marks the end of the eight race series.
About the North American Eight Metre
The 8Metre yacht (8mR ) dates back over one hundred years. Today, the 8mR class is comprised of the Classic and Modern divisions. Both types of boats must meet strict measurement criteria for the hull and rig in order to qualify in one of these divisions. Generally, the boat measures approximately 14 metres in length with beams (width) of around 2.5.
The Classic 8mR’s are the mainstay of the class. They provide a display of unmatched wooden beauty and are often kept in families for generations. These are the boats that come to mind first when people think about the 8mR class. The fleet’s status was secured when the Canada’s Cup, the most prestigious regatta on the Great Lakes, was sailed in the 8mR class in the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1950’s. Today, many of the 8mR yachts from this earlier era are still competing at regattas on Lake Ontario.
About Mackenzie Investments
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $60.9 billion in assets under management, Mackenzie Investments distributes its services through a diversified network of third-party financial advisors. Mackenzie Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada’s premier financial services companies with over $115 billion in total assets under management.