The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament

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Today starts The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament here in Vail, CO!

The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament is a catch and release, fly-fishing tournament with International, U.S., Youth and Adaptive anglers competing on the best trout waters in Colorado. 5 person teams compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and The Cup. The tournament is organized and operated to promote U.S. and international competition in the sport of fly fishing and to provide program and monetary support to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, whose mission is to assist in the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings. The America Cup will be the producing entity for the Youth World Fly Fishing Championships in 2015 (20 countries representing) and the Men’s World Fly Fishing Championships 2016 (30-35 countries representing).

The America Cup is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes competitive, amateur fly fishing at the national and international levels and to provide programmatic and monetary support to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (ProjectHealingWaters.org ). Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is dedicated to the crucial work of physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled, active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing outings and fly tying education.  We are proud and honored to partner with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing to support this incredibly important work for our veterans and men and women in uniform.

This year’s tournament will be preceded by a Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing ‘Soldier’s Day’ that will be hosted through an ongoing partnership between The America Cup and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.  It will offer soldiers an opportunity to get out on the water with America Cup competitors, and other supporters of The America Cup.  September 10, 2014 at historic Camp Hale.  Each soldier and supporter will be joined by a top competitor for a day of learning and fishing on river and lake. Nova Guides will be providing lodging, food, and transportation for the event at their Camp Hale property ,where the 10th Mtn Division trained for WWII.

SCHEDULE:

September 10th – Wednesday
8:00am – 7:00pm Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing – Soldier’s Day
Nova Guides lodge at Camp Hale for River and Still Water Techniques
Soldiers and Donors will fish the Eagle River and Nova Guides private ponds
Guides will be world class competitors from The America Cup 2014.
Goal: To increase the skill set to put trout in the net through progressive fly fishing methods.

7:00am – Soldiers, guides, supporters Breakfast
8:00am – Soldiers will meet at Nova Guides lodge at Camp Hale. There will be an introduction to the Camp Hale historical area and program agenda review. Soldiers will meet their guide and supporter and go over tackle and fly fishing style.
8:30am – Transportation for River Techniques with guides and supporters along the Eagle River.
1:00pm – Lunch at McAllister’s Grill at Camp Hale and group pictures.
2:00pm – Still Water Techniques with guides and supporters on private water at Nova Guides.
5:00pm – Break time to clean up for dinner.
6:00pm – Dinner Buffet served for all participants – Day ending comments, pictures, and gift presentation.
7:00pm – Open Pond Fishing and soldiers will stay over night in the Pando Cabins at Nova Guides.

September 11th – Thursday 
3:30pm – 5:00pm THE CUP CASTING COMP– International Bridge
6:00pm – 7:00pm Team Registration / Team Pictures / Welcome mixer
All team members must be present – Evergreen Lodge
Competitor Badge Pick Up and general good time to meet fellow teams
Each individual angler picks up event badge & sign event participation forms
7:00pm – 8:00pm Draw / Captain’s Meeting – Evergreen Lodge
Venue and beat drawing/assignments / Questions and Answers – all invited to attend

September 12th – Friday       COMP DAY
6:00am – 7:00am Anglers Breakfast – Evergreen Lodge
6:45am – 7:15am – Evergreen Lodge – bus staging
7:15am – 8:30am Transportation to venues
9:00am – 12:00pm – Session 1
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch and venue changes
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Session 2
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Transport back to Vail – Evergreen Lodge
9:00pm – Posting of scores

September 13th – Saturday   COMP DAY
6:00am – 7:00am Anglers Breakfast – Evergreen Lodge
6:45am – 7:15am – Evergreen Lodge – bus staging
7:15am – 8:30am Transportation to venues
9:00am – 12:00pm – Session 3
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch and venue changes
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Session 4
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Transport back to Vail –- Evergreen Lodge
9:00pm – Posting of scores

September 14th – Sunday      COMP DAY
6:00am – 7:00am Anglers Breakfast – Evergreen Lodge
6:45am – 7:15am – Evergreen Lodge – bus staging
7:15am – 8:30am Transportation to venues
9:00am – 12:00pm – Session 5
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Transport back to Vail –- Evergreen Lodge
4:00PM – Results Public Posting target time 
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Awards Banquet Dinner – Evergreen Lodge

 

 

For more details visit theamericacup.com

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