October 3, 2019 –
October 6, 2019
Stamford Yacht Club
Stamford, Connecticut Competing for:
Results & Reports
- 2020 – Jake La Dow, Alexander Curtiss – Harbor 20s
- 2019 – Dalton Bergan, Benjamin Glass – Ideal 18s
- 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
- Event Chair: Don Wyllie
About This Event
2019 Championship of Champions
October 3 – 6, 2019
Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford, CT
Cory Sertl and Meg Myles 2019 Guest Sailors for CofC
Waivers/Forms- any minor helm or crew must have a legal guardian sign off on all waivers!
2020 Event: Balboa Yacht Club, Corona Del Mar, CA – Harbor 20’s.
BYC will provide 20 identically tuned Harbor 20’s- to be sailed as a 2 person crew with optimum weight at 325 to 400 pounds.
- Those eligible to Apply and PRE-REGISTER, must be the winning one design class United States, North American or World Champion helms-person during the qualifying period.
- Eligible class champions may apply for this event by submitting an online Pre-Registration and non-refundable application fee of $50.00 before the August 17, 2019 deadline.
- All Eligible Applications received will be reviewed by the Championship of Champions Committee. Please send a link with the official results from the winning Class event Championship and any other resume information to Nancy Mazzulli prior to the August 17, 2019 application deadline- if not done during the online application process.
- Applications selected to participate will be notified no later than August 31, 2019 and directed to the Registration portal to complete the final payment and entry documents.
- Up to nineteen (19) applicants will be invited to attend this event. The twentieth (20th) competitor will be an invited Mystery Guest.
- Eligible late entries may be accepted or invited at the discretion of the US Sailing Championship of Champions Committee. Entries not invited by August 31, 2019 will be
kept on a priority wait list and will be contacted in the order determined by U.S. Sailing if any of the initial entrants are unable to attend.
- Racing will be limited to 20 invited competitors plus a “mystery guest” may be invited by the selection committee
- The championship is held in a different class each year
- Boats are supplies and shall be new and identical when possible
- The provided boat 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, 2018 – August 4, 2019 prior to the current years’ event start date.
- 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
- Invited helms have included the winner of the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, Olympians, and other sailing luminaries:
- Megan Ploch 2018
- Steve Benjamin 2017
- Brad Funk 2015
- Greg fisher 2014
- Betsy Alison 2013
- Bora Gulari 2012
- Bruce Kirby 2010
- Paul Cayard 2009
- Sally Barkow 2006
Photos2019 Championship of Champions: Copyright 2019, photos courtesy of Rick Bannerot, ontheflyphoto.net
Inaugurated in 1976, US Sailing selects up to nineteen competitors who are current national, North American, or World 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 named in honor of Jack Brown who was noted for his service as a judge, regatta organizer and member of US Sailing Committees.