Championship Trophies

In 1925, the North American Yacht Racing Union, which later dissolved and spurred US Sailing, was primarily an administrative body concerned with developing uniform racing rules and boat rating systems. It was not until the founding of the Championships did the organization begin to reach sailors both along America’s coasts and inland. The Adams Trophy, awarded to the U.S. women’s champion, dates back to 1924. Soon after women won the right to vote in this country, what is believed to be “the first women’s championship ever held in the world” ‑ surely the first in North America ‑ was contested.