Championships

2020 Championship of Champions

Event Details

Date:
October 8, 2020 –
October 11, 2020

Location:
Balboa Yacht Club
Corona del Mar, California

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

Resources

2020 Housing on Travel Opportunities

About This Event


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.

Click Here to receive 2020 event info

 

ENTRY PROCESS:
  • 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/Application and non-refundable application fee of $50.00 before the 2020 event deadline- TBD.
    • Application/Invitation process:
      • Apply for an invitation(once the NOR is posted a link to the Application Page will be lactive)-
        • Applicants are encouraged to provide as much information as possible about their sailing career
      • After the Application Deadline closes- the CofC selection committee will review all eligible applications
      • All applicants will be notified by dates specified within the NOR via email of acceptance, wait-list placement or decline of acceptance-  The list will be posted on the event website
      • Invited sailors are to accept or decline invitation via email within terms listed within the invitation email. They are to move on to the registration phase by completing all online registration documents and make final registration entry fees by date specified within the NOR or in the invitation email
      • Wait-list Applicants will be emailed as movement is made from the invited sailors list.
  • 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.

Championship Facts

  • Racing will be limited to 19 invited competitors plus a “mystery guest”
  • 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 5, 2019 – exact date TBD 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:
  • Invited helms have included the winner of the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, Olympians, and other sailing luminaries:
    • Cory Sertl 2019
    • 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

Media

Photos

2019 Championship of Champions photo courtesy of Rick Bannerot, ontheflyphoto.net
2019 Championship of Champions - Stamford Yacht Club / Oct. 4-6

Championship History


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.