ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 8, 2017) – The 2017 edition of the U.S. Adult Sailing Championship returns to the Gulf Coast for the first time since 2014, following stops in New York Harbor in 2015 and San Francisco Bay in 2016. The St. Petersburg Yacht Club will host this year’s U.S. Adult Sailing Championship. First raced in 1952, this event is one of US Sailing most historic National Championships. Teams will be racing in the J/70 over four days beginning Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 12.
Thirteen teams will be representing their Regional Sailing Associations (RSA) from all over the country. Teams qualified by competing at a high level in their respective RSA events. Teams consist of both men and women sailors. The winning team receives entry as the U.S. representative at the Sailing Champions League World Qualifier.
A new and exciting racing format has added to the buzz surrounding this Championship. Quick and competitive races, on-the-water umpiring, no discards, and an improved viewing opportunity for spectators has improved the overall experience for everyone involved in the event. Every race counts, so consistency is a major factor for success. Races are approximately 30 minutes in duration. Some of the competitors have likened the format to college sailing in big boats.
Prizes on the Line:
- First place team will be presented the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy and will receive entry as the U.S. representative at the Sailing Champions League World Qualifier.
- Top three teams will receive US Sailing medals – Gold, Silver, Bronze.
- The Royal Victoria Trophy is awarded for excellence in seamanship.
- The Staton J. Peele, Jr. Trophy voted upon by the sailors is awarded for sportsmanship.
Follow the Action:
- For results and standings, Twitter updates, and more information from the 2017 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship, please visit the event website.
- Please follow the event on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with hashtag – #MalloryTrophy17
- The intended racing area will be set on the St. Petersburg City Front.
- List of teams
- Past winners
The 2017 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship, hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club, is sponsored by Gill North America and Old Pulteney.
US Sailing Contact: Jake Fish, Communications Manager, email@example.com
About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
About Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, GA is the exclusive importer and distributor of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, US and Canada. Gill is a worldwide apparel and accessories brand serving the marine industry with over three decades of experience. Gill specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company develops and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear. Gill products are available through hundreds of independent dealers and select West Marine Stores. For further information, please contact: Gary Barker at 941 505 2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Old Pulteney
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky is strongly rooted in the whisky’s nautical heritage and is commonly referred to as ‘The Maritime Malt.’ Old Pulteney is the Official Scotch of US Sailing and recently released a limited-edition ‘Navigator’ expression, commemorating the brand’s sponsorship of the 2013-2014 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Crafted in Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland, the distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson in the heart of “Pulteneytown,” one of the largest fishing ports in Europe. Each Old Pulteney expression is carefully crafted and carries the windswept and rugged character of the North and the salty, fresh air of the North Sea. It is distributed by International Beverage, Inc. Visit Old Pulteney on Facebook or at www.oldpulteney.com for more information.