U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship
Newport Harbor Yacht Club - Newport Harbor, CA
August 14-16, 2015
for the Allegra Knapp Mertz and Adams Memorial Trophies
2014 Results & CoverageResults/Standings
- Qualifier Schedule/ Request for Invitation
- Championship Facts
- History of Championship
- Contact Details
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.
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|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||
|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
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