close

Events

Subscribe to RSS Feed
  • The America Cup: International Fly Fishing Tournament

    When: From 09/15/2011 to 09/18/2011

    Where: Vail
     
    When: All Day
     
    Web Site: http://theamericacup.com/
     
    Details: The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament is pleased to invite you to one of the best fly fishing venues in the United States. Held in the uber mountain town of Vail Colorado in Eagle County, September 15-18, 2011. This is a 5 person team event, based on FIPS Mouche rules. Beats will be set on each river with Controllers. We are including a Loch Style venue this year, so please know the boat rules. A valid Colorado fishing license is needed to compete which needs to be purchased by each Competitor. The America Cup Trophy will be given to the winning team and winning individual. There will be medals awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams and individuals.
    THE AMERICA CUP INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
    The America Cup is a 5-person 16-team, catch and release, fly fishing event. In past years we have hosted international teams from Poland, Ireland, Hungary, Japan and Australia as well as US Teams including USA Youth Fly Fishing Team, Colorado Youth Team, Team North Carolina, Team Wyoming, Team Stonefly and Team USA, to name a few. Bred Befus is returning to coach the Colorado Youth Team, which includes, son Tyler. Youth focused competition is vital for the growth of the sport, and is of great importance to The America Cup. An adaptive Team that includes Para-Olympian Sarah Will, Tred Barta from Versus Television and Canadian Lawrence Euteneier of theblindfishingboat.com, are scheduled to compete again in 2011. We are the 3rd largest Fips-Mouche style fly fishing tournament in the world with 80 Anglers competing for 3 days. The America Cup promotes aquatic nuisance species awareness, fly fishing, tourism, resource protection/stabilization and international good will.

    A COMPETITION FOR THE AGES
    The America Cup will be held in the Colorado mountain town of Vail, CO. Known for its access to all the great outdoor recreational activities that Colorado has to offer, Vail provides an ideal location to showcase competitive fly fishing to the world. Situated among some of the highest peaks and most pristine rivers in Colorado, Vail also offers great accessibility from the nearby I-70 highway that grants access to Denver, only 100 miles away. The America Cup is proud to be working with Vail, as the town is a great ambassador to the international stage of competitors that travel here for the event. It has a truly unique aesthetic that promotes the rich traditions of the American west and a comforting local appreciation for sportsmen of all types. Vail has made a strong commitment to The America Cup for 2011, providing ideal locations for all ceremonies and gatherings, and dedicated event promotion to help bring participants to the area. 2011 promises to be a banner year as The America Cup builds upon its previous success and offers more opportunities for enthusiasts of all levels to participate with some of the best Fly Fishermen in the world!

    What is a ‘Cup’?
    International Fly Fishing ‘Cups’ are major focal points for the sport of fly fishing, tourism, resource protection/stabilization, and international good will. Currently the United States of America is the only civilized fly fishing country in the world that does not have an International Fly Fishing ‘Cup’ of any kind. Until now!

    BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN CULTURES
    Why have a ‘Cup’? During the political unrest between Ireland and Great Britain the World Cup served as a sounding board between fisherman of both countries. This later turned into frameworks of understanding which recently resulted in the return of Aquarian rights. In other parts of the world ‘Cups’ have heavily promoted and stabilized tourism, the sport of fly fishing, and the resources that have become so vitally important. Tourism and resource promotion/management have become vital to improving local economies.

    BRING A TRADITION TO COLORADO
    How can an event like this be held in the United States? In response to this need The America Cup was formed. Like sister ‘Cups’ the America Cup’s focus shall be the same, international competition to sponsor good will, grow tourism, and fishery enhancement/protection. As previously mentioned ‘Cup’ models, benefits for tourism are considerable. These tourism increases benefit local health and wellness, quality of living, use/access/protection of tourism based resources, volunteerism, and international good will. As well, youth focused competition is vital for the growth of the sport, and is of great importance to The America Cup.ehle for Team or Sponsorship information Contact Dave Pdpehle@theamericacup.com

    Contact John Knight for Volunteer/Controller sign up jknight@theamericacup.com

  • The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament

    When: From 09/10/2013 to 09/15/2013

    The America Cup will be held in the Colorado mountain town of Vail, CO. Known for its access to all the great outdoor recreational activities that Colorado has to offer, Vail provides an ideal location to showcase competitive fly fishing to the world. Situated among some of the highest peaks and most pristine rivers in Colorado, Vail also offers great accessibility from the nearby I-70 highway that grants access to Denver, only 100 miles away. The America Cup is proud to be working with Vail, as the town is a great ambassador to the international stage of competitors that travel here for the event. It has a truly unique aesthetic that promotes the rich traditions of the American west and a comforting local appreciation for sportsmen of all types.

    Vail has made a strong commitment to The America Cup for 2013, providing ideal locations for all ceremonies and gatherings, and dedicated event promotion to help bring participants to the area. 

    2013 promises to be a banner year as The America Cup builds upon its previous success and offers more opportunities for enthusiasts of all levels to participate with some of the best Fly Fishermen in the world!

     



62°F
high: 62
low: 39
Partly Cloudy



Connect with Vail Cascade

follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on google+ Youtube Pinterest LinkedIn email us
View photos of Vail Cascade and the surrounding area.
Read reviews from past guests of Vail Cascade.
Share or read a story about the resort.

close
Experience Destination Hotels & Resorts

It appears you are using an older web browser! While using our site, you may encounter some trouble along the way. For PC users, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox. For Mac users, we recommend the latest version of Safari or Firefox.