This open championship rotates between the different disciplines within multihull sailing each year.
The 2014 U.S. Multihull Championship will be raced in A-Class Catamarans popularly known as A-Cats. The Bristol Yacht Club (R.I.) will serve as host. Racing will take place on the waters of Narragansett Bay.
Similar to years past, this year’s championship will be open to all sailors with no age restriction. Rules expert Dave Perry will serve as chief judge. Perry has led hundreds of US Sailing instructional seminars in over 50 one-design classes and is the author of Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2016.
About the Championships
The U.S. Multihull Championship is one of several prestigious championships hosted by US Sailing and sailed in selected one-design class boats. The perpetual trophy was presented and named the Alter Trophy in 1986 in honor of Hobie Alter, Sr. and his extraordinary promotion of one-design multihull sailing and racing programs. The U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy has become one of the nation’s major sailing championships, having featured world champions from numerous classes, Olympic medalists and several national champions from the multihull ranks.
The U.S. Multihull Championship was conceived by the Multihull Council in the spring of 1985 as a service to multihull racing sailors. It is intended to determine a U.S. national multihull champion and is sailed annually in various types of multihulls.
Originally the championship had the good fortune of having manufacturers provide new boats including Hobie, Inter, Nacra, Prindle, Mystere and Bimare classes but in 2013, the decision was made to rotate it each year through the various classes of catamarans to better represent the depth of multihull sailing in the United States.
Championship Facts & Features
- A Cat
- The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the
International A-Class Catamaran class rules, the U.S. Multihull Championship Conditions and the US
- Membership in US Sailing is required at all levels of competition for US citizens and resident aliens
entries. A-Class membership has been waived as a requirement for this event. Other nationalities
must be members of their National Governing Body
- Event sailed in the Narragansett Bay, RI.
Hobie Alter Trophy