U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship

Chubb Jr

Newport Harbor Yacht Club - Newport Harbor, CA

August 14-16, 2015

for the Allegra Knapp Mertz and Adams Memorial Trophies

 

Regatta Documents

2014 Results & Coverage

Results/Standings

Skippers may request invites to one or more of the Qualifying events. All competitors shall be members of US Sailing and a sailing organization that is also a US Sailing member. Eligible crews do not have to be members of the club represented by the eligible skipper. The yacht club represented is the organization of which the skipper is a member.

Skippers may indicate event preferences and will be required to pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $50 regardless of the number of requested events.

To request an invitation, Click Here

 


Date Venue Entry Fee Damage Deposit Boat Type # Boats Crew Number Crew Weight
April 20-12, 2015 Oakcliff Sailing* $450 $2,500 Match 40 10 5 or 6 437.5 kg
April 17-19, 2015 Long Beach Yacht Club $600 $2,500 Catalina 37 8 Max of 8

601 kg

May 22-24, 2015 St. Francis Yacht Club $300 $1,500 J22 8 4 350 kg
May 29-31, 2015 Chicago Match Race Center See event NoR $2,500 Tom 28 8 4 or 5 350 kg
June 12-14, 2015 San Diego Yacht Club $300 $1,000 J22 8 3 or 4 262.5 kg
June 19-21, 2015 Annapolis Yacht Club See event NoR See Event NoR J22 TBD 3 or 4 262.5kg

  • Only skippers invited by the OA will be eligible to enter this event.
  • · The competition is a match race regatta between 8 teams of all-female sailors on keelboats.

    · The format includes a series of Qualifying Round Robin(s), Semi-Finals and a Finals Series.

    · Competitors must be members of US Sailing at the time of registration and competition.

    · International competitors are welcome to request for an invitation to the qualifiers and/or finals

Founded in 1974, the U.S. Women's Open Championship served the interest of female sailors who wished to compete against other women at the national level in double and singlehanded boats. The regattas were organized along traditional one design racing lines where boat preparation is a factor, and no eliminations were required. A boardsailing championship was added in 1981. A one-day clinic typically preceded the three-day championship regatta.

The Adams Memorial Trophy for doublehanded sailing was presented by Mrs.Henry (Adams) Morgan, and the Committee presented the Mertz Trophy for singlehanded sailing to honor Allegra Knapp Mertz as four-time winner of the U.S. Women’s National Championship and many years of service as Chairperson of the Women’s Championship Committee.

In 2000, a motion to change the event from fleet racing to match racing was passed.  The first U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship was held at Southern Yacht Club, November 11 - 14, 2002.  The Mertz Trophy is awarded to the winner and the Adams Memorial to the runner up.

US Sailing Representative

Karen Butler | karenbutler@san.rr.com

Event Chair

Jenn Lancaster | jenn.lancaster@nhycstaff.org

2014 Highlights

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