Championships

2019 Championship of Champions

Event Details

Date:
October 3, 2019 –
October 6, 2019

Location:
Stamford Yacht Club
Stamford, Connecticut

Competing for:



Results & Reports

Regatta Documents

Other Information

Previous Winners

  • 2018 – Bill Draheim, Rod Favela – Raced in Y-Flyers
  • 2017 – Steve Benjamin, Christopher Larson, Phil Trinter – Raced in Sonars
  • 2016 – Paul Jon Patin – Raced in Sunfish
  • 2015 – Brad Funk, Trevor Burd – Raced in VX:One
  • 2014 – Mike Ingham, Delia Ingham,Dan Fien – Raced in Thistles
  • 2013 – Brian Keane, Steve Hunt, Victor Diaz De Leon – Raced in Lightnings
  • 2012 – Ed Eckert, Matthew Schmidt – C Scow- Raced in C Scows
  • 2011 – Andrew Eagan, Marcus Eagan – Flying Scot – Raced in Flying Scots
  • 2010 – Chris Raab, Robert Kinney – Mercury 18 – Raced in Ideal 18s
  • 2009 – Skip Dieball – Highlander Champion – Raced in Lightnings
  • 2008 – Doug Kaukeinen- Sunfish National Champion – Raced in Sunfish
  • 2007 – Ernesto Rodriguez and Megan Place – Snipe National Champion – Raced in Snipes
  • 2006 – Alan Field, Steve Hunt -Martin 242 Champions – Raced in Y Flyers
  • 2005 – Michael Ingham, E. Baker, Delia Ingham – Thistle N Champions – Raced in Flying Scots
  • 2004 – Michael Funsch, Jay Lurie – Vanguard 15 Champions- Raced in JY 15s
  • 2003 – Allen Terhune – Lightning Champions -Raced in MC Scows
  • 2002 – Bill Draheim, Natalie Mauney, Scott Mauney – Flying Scots – Raced in Flying Scots
  • 2001 – George Szabo, Brian Janney – Star
  • 2000 – Paul Foerster, Carrie Foerster – JY15
  • 1999 – John Mollicone, Danny Rabin – JY 15
  • 1998 – Kelly Gough, Heide Gough, Natalie Mauney – Flying Scots
  • 1997 – George Szabo, Stacey Dumain – Lido 14s
  • 1996 – George Szabo, Stacey Dumain – Lido 14s
  • 1995 – Brian Taboada, Larry Colantuano -Lightning – Ideal 18s
  • 1994 – Russell Robinson, Allan Robinson – 110
  • 1993 – Russell Robinson, Mike Considine – 110
  • 1992 – Paul Foerster – Flying Dutchman – raced in MC Scows
  • 1991 – Jamie McCreary – International One-Design
  • 1990 – Craig Leweck, Matt Reynolds – Lido 14
  • 1989 – Bart Hackworth, Will Baylis – Santana 20
  • 1988 – Ed Adams, Meredith Adams – 1986 Champions
  • 1987 – Paul Forester, Andrew Goldman, Bill Draheim – Flying Dutchman
  • 1986 – Ed Adams, Meredith Adams, Geoff Moore – Snipe
  • 1985 – Steve Rosenberg, Brodie Cobb, Jim Brady – Snipe
  • 1984 – Riaz Latifullah, Barney Harris, Jud Smith – Albacore
  • 1983 – Hobie Alter, Jr., Scott Ward – Hobie 18
  • 1982 – John Kostecki – Sunfish
  • 1981 – John Kolius, Chuck Wilk, Mark Foster – J/24
  • 1980 – Dave Ullman, Jim Linskey – 470
  • 1979 – Hobie Alter, Jr., Christian Banks – Prindle 16
  • 1978 – Tom Linskey, Neal Fowler – Coronado 15
  • 1977 – Tom Linskey, Jeff Linehart – Coronado 15
  • 1976 Fall – Tom Ehman, Major Hall – Flying Scot
  • 1976 Spring – Clark Thompson, Jr., Doug Johnston, Lawrence Daniel – Ensign

  • Committee Chair: Shannon Bush
  • Committee List
  • Event Chair: Don Wyllie
  • US Sailing Representative
  • The Selection Process
  • Housing:
    HOUSING and HOTELS:

    Limited housing will be available to competitors in homes of SYC members. If you would like housing with a SYC member please contact the Event Chair: COC@stamfordyc.com

    Alternative housing options-

    US Sailing members are eligible for a 15% discount with IHG InterContinental Hotels Group for this event. Log into your MY US SAILING Account, select MEMBER COUPONS from the left-hand sidebar, click on the IHG Logo and enter your travel information. This discount can only be booked through this site.

    Hotels associated with IHG in the Stamford, CT area are:

    Crowne Plaza Stamford

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Stamford

    AIR TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:

    US Sailing members are eligible for a 10% discount with United Airlines for this event.

    Log into your MY US SAILING Account, select MEMBER COUPONS from the left-hand sidebar, click on the UNITED Logo for booking information. This discount can only be booked through this site.

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2018 Championship of Champions

About This Event


2019 Championship of Champions

October 3 – 6, 2019

Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford, CT

 NOR  Application for Invitation

2018 Final Results

Inaugurated in 1976, US Sailing selects up to nineteen competitors from nominees by their class associations who are current national or North American champions of their respective classes. Eligible are sailors who normally sail in the U.S., are members of US Sailing and are members of a club, class or association affiliated with US Sailing.

The championship is held in a different class each year, and boats are supplied, and if possible, shall be new and identical. Additionally, each year a guest helm is invited.  Invited helms have included the winner of the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, Olympians, and other sailing luminaries. Classes in which the event has been held run the gamut from conventional to cutting edge and have included Y-Flyers, Snipes, Hobie Cats, J-24’s, Sunfish and Etchells, to name just a few.

The Championship is named in honor of Jack Brown who was noted for his service as a judge, regatta organizer and member of US Sailing Committees.

Championship Facts

  • Racing will be limited to 20 invited competitors plus a “mystery guest” may be invited by the selection committee
  • Boats will be provided and will be sailed in a “round robin” format
  • The maximum number of crew aboard shall be 1 person
  • All competitors must be current members of US Sailing. Proof of membership will be requested upon application and registration- USSA Member and Class Association Lookup Here
  • One design class association, represented by competitors, must be current members of US Sailing to be eligible for selection
  • The applicant must be a winning one design class United States, North American or World Champion helms-person
  • Eligible competitors shall normally sail in the U.S., be members of US Sailing and be members of a club, class or association affiliated with US Sailing
  • The qualifying year runs from August 1- July 31 prior to the current years’ event start date