The America Cup - GFF Event Calendar

The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament is a catch and release, fly-fishing tournament with International, U.S., Men's, Women'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. In past years we have hosted international teams from Poland, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Canada, 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. This is the largest Fips-Mouche style fly fishing tournament in the United States with up to 80 Anglers competing for 3 days.

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 ( ). 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.

Project Healing Waters
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.

Soldiers Day at Camp Hale
In addition to this, The America Cup will provide volunteer support for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs in Colorado and will make a financial donation to support ongoing Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs in Colorado.

Vail, CO
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 2014, providing ideal locations for all ceremonies and gatherings, and dedicated event promotion to help bring participants to the area. 2014 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!

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September 9th 2014 - November 30th 2023
September 10th 2014 07:00 - 19:00 (7:00am - 7:00pm)
September 11th 2014 15:30 - 20:00 (3:30pm - 8:00pm)
September 12th 2014 05:30 - 21:00 (5:30am - 9:00pm)
September 13th 2014 05:30 - 21:00 (5:30am - 9:00pm)
September 14th 2014 05:30 - 20:00 (5:30am - 8:00pm)

Notice that event times are local for the event location!

2,000 USD for a 5 member team
Entry form

Mr. John Knight
PO Box 6084 | Vail, CO 81658

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