Hosting a US Sailing Championship

Thank you for your interest in hosting a US Sailing Championship. Many exceptional sailing organizations have hosted a national championship, and it is a wonderful opportunity for you to bring a first class event to your organization and members.

As you look at the possible events, think about what types of sailors and sailing you might like to bring to your organization.  US Sailing teams with its hosts to run the best possible events and leave behind wonderful memories for the volunteers, the club, and the sailors. It is also an enriching process that can enhance sailing at your organization. We are very excited to have you offer to host a national championship

There are two parts to the application process: The first section gives you an overview of what each member of the US Sailing Championship team does. Read it carefully and do not hesitate to call us with any questions.

The second part is the online application. This form ask you some very specific questions designed to help you understand what you may be asked to provide and to guide you in determining which event you might like to bid on. Keep in mind that the requirements may vary from one event type to another (i.e. junior, adult, disabled sailing). For instance, you may want to know if boats are to be provided or not; if so, how many? Feel free to call the number below and ask us. The form lists pertinent items you may want to include in submitting your bid package to us.

1. HOST ORGANIZATION LOGISTICS – This addresses your organization’s facilities, the sailing waters, travel, housing and food logistics, sailboats and motorboats.

2. HOST ORGANIZATION INFORMATION** – Organization and personnel contact information.  Who will be your regatta chair and what experience have they had?

3. CERTIFIED RACE OFFICIALS –

  • It is important to secure race officials early, as their schedules fill quickly.  US Sailing appoints the race officials at championship events. We will work with you to identify qualified local officials in your area or recruit officials from outside your area if necessary.
  • National championships require nationally certified officials in the Principal Race Officer and Chief Judge or Chief Umpire roles. There are also requirements for protest committee or umpire team composition.
  • Please contact the Youth DirectorAdult Director or Race Administration Director for more information about appointing certified officials. Regulation 10.06 describes the requirements in detail and this table provides a summary.

4. COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION – This bid is a contract between the Host and US Sailing and must be signed by a flag officer of your club who represents the board of directors of the host club.

Include photos of the facilities (clubhouse, inside and outside) and launching area/pier. Additional photos of your venue and racing area or any other descriptive material you may have available to supplement your application are very helpful.

Typically final decisions on site selection are voted on at the US Sailing Annual General Meeting held every October. Send your bid package to: Championship Director via e-mail at championships@ussailing.org and/or to US Sailing, P.O. Box 1260, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Call 401/683-0800 if you should have any questions or need further clarification on a particular event.

** US Sailing prohibits the use of indemnification and hold harmless agreements by host clubs.



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