Over the years, US Sailing’s Championships have helped shape the sport of sailboat racing and have served an important role in unifying sailing instructions, developing types of race courses, helping shape racing rules for certain aspects of the sport, initiating such features as moving the windward mark in case of a wind shift, drawing top local competitors to national and even worldwide competition and helping identify and prepare America’s top sailors for the Olympics.
US Sailing’s Adult Championship Series offer a wide variety of disciplines for sailors including one design, disabled, multihull, match and team racing. Some are open to all sailors, while others continue on the rich tradition begun in the 1920’s of club vs club competition. Any sailing organization can field a team to represent them at the national level. The Championships, trophies and winners provide a glimpse into the glorious history of the sport, and provide a canvas for sailors of today to paint their own version of tomorrow’s history.