This year, the 104th Annual DYC Detroit APBA Gold Cup races in July will be presented by Jarvis Property Restoration -- with the Detroit Yacht Club as the title sponsor of the two-day event on the Detroit River.
The DYC, having served as the presenting sponsor in years past, is keeping its strong connection to the event with the elevated title sponsor position.
"We have been so fortunate to have had the DYC serve as the presenting sponsor of the APBA Gold Cup for the past 3 years," said Mark Weber, Event Director for the Detroit River Regatta Association. “They brought prestige and a rich Detroit history to the event, and we’re now thrilled to welcome Jarvis Property Restoration as a new addition to the Gold Cup family."
Jarvis Property Restoration is a full-service restoration company with offices located in Michigan, Florida, Illinois and Iowa, that helps property owners recover from unexpected disasters, such as floods and fires. Bill Jarvis, owner of Jarvis Property Restoration, has been actively involved in the Gold Cup races for the past 12 years.
“I fell in love with the sport instantly and would come to the races with clients and staff, all of whom enjoyed the excitement of the event,” said Jarvis. “Each year we got more involved, even sponsoring three different boats that competed against each other. Events like this are what keep Detroit moving. We must ensure that it continues for another 100 years.”
The APBA Gold Cup is the oldest active trophy in all motor sports, with the first trophy awarded in 1904. The weekend?long event on July 13 - 14 promises to pack more entertainment and excitement than ever.
Guests -- which topped over 100,000 in attendance last year -- can enjoy food, beverages from Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of the races, live entertainment, a classic car and vintage boat show, and thrilling Unlimited Hydroplane races that near speeds of 200 miles per hour.
Along with the addition of Jarvis as presenting sponsor, the 2013 races will unveil exciting changes, most notably condensing the event into two, action?packed days.
“Shifting the races to a two?day event is going to create non?stop racing action," said Tom Bertolini, President of the Detroit River Regatta Association. "The racers are going to need to be on their game and really bring the heat, which will create more excitement for the fans."
General admission ranges from $15 to $45; reserved seating starts at $60.