Championships

2020 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship

U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship for the Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy

Event Details

Date:
July 6, 2020 –
July 10, 2020

Location:
Carolina Yacht Club
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Competing for:




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    Previous Winners

    • 2019 – Lucija Ruzevic – Dallas, TX
    • 2018 – Elizabeth Shanahan – Stamford, CT
    • 2017 – Abbie Carlson – Beaux Arts, WA
    • 2016 – Talia Toland – Kirkland, WA
    • 2015 – Louisa Nordstrom – Osprey, FL
    • 2014 – Sophia Reineke – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • 2013 – Dana Rohde – Richmond Hill, GA
    • 2012 – Hanne Weaver – Gig Harbor, WA
    • 2011 – Kelly McGlynn – Flourtown, PA
    • 2010 – Arielle deLisser – Miami, FL
    • 2009 – Molly McKinney – Sarasota, FL
    • 2008 – Arielle deLisser – Miami, FL
    • 2007 – Carolyn Prioleau – Houston, TX
    • 2006 – Sarah Lihan – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    • 2005 – Stephanie Roble – East Troy, WI
    • 2004 – Paige Railey – Clearwater, FL
    • 2003 – Charlotte Hill – Miami, FL
    • 2002 – Paige Railey – Clearwater, FL
    • 2001 – Paige Railey – Clearwater, FL
    • 2000 – Amanda Clark – Shelter Island, NY
    • 1999 – Corrie Clement – Metairie, LA
    • 1998 – Amanda Clark – Shelter Island, NY
    • 1997 – Lynsi Hood – Sylvania, OH
    • 1996 – Annemarie Casesa – St. Petersburg, FL
    • 1995 – Casey Hogan – Newport Harbor, CA
    • 1994 – Christin Feldman – Grosse Pte. Park, MI
    • 1993 – Danielle Brennan – New York, NY
    • 1992 – Rebecca Harris – Vacaville, CA
    • 1991 – Rebecca Harris – Vacaville, CA
    • 1990 – Jennifer Lovell – New Orleans, LA
    • 1989 – Giselle Camet – San Diego, CA
    • 1988 – Giselle Camet – San Diego, CA
    • 1987 – Giselle Camet – San Diego, CA
    • 1986 – Julia Trotman – Syosset, NY (1st Year USYRU – US SAILING – National Championship)
    • 1985 – Pamela Pennell – Miami, FL
    • 1984 – Jane Faust – Rochester, NY
    • 1983 – New England Singlehanded Jr. Women’s Championship
    • 1982 – New England Singlehanded Jr. Women’s Championship
    • 1981 – Narragansett Bay Singlehanded Jr. Women’s Championship
    • 1980 – Narragansett Bay Singlehanded Jr. Women’s Championship
    • Sportsmanship Winners
    • 2016 – Maggie Toombs
    • 2015 – Gabrielle Rizika
    • 2014 – D’Amy Stewart
    • 2013 – Ellie Shaw Ungar
    • 2012 – Dana Rohde
    • 2011 – Kaylee Schwitzer
    • 2010 – Sky Adams
    • 2009 – Brooke Lyon
    • 2008 – Jessica Claflin
    • 2007 – Tiffany Dube
    • 2006 – Allie Blecher

    • Committee Chair: Alana O'Reilly Marks
    • Committee List
    • Event Chair: Kim Morris and Alicia Smith
    • US Sailing Representative
    • Housing:

      Hotel Reservation Information

      CYC has blocked a limited number of rooms at the below hotels.  Please make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability. Rooms will be held until May 25, 2020 except as noted below.

      Hotel Name:Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
      Group Name:US Junior Women’s Sailing Championship
      Group Code:SAI
      Hotel Address:1989 Eastwood Road
      Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
      Distance to CYC:2.4 miles
      Link to Registration:https://bit.ly/39jrI3a
      Phone Number:910-256-9600
      Room Type:Double/Double
      Cost:$159 weekdays/$195 Friday and Saturday

       

      Hotel Name:Residence Inn Wilmington Landfall Hotel
      Group Name:US Junior Women’s Sailing Championship
      Hotel Address:1200 Culbreth Drive
      Wilmington, North Carolina 28405
      Distance to CYC:3.5 miles
      Phone Number:910-256-0098
      Room Type:Studio Suites (1 Queen and sofa bed)
      Cost:$136

       

      Hotel Name:Blockade Runner Beach Resort
      Group Name:US Junior Women’s Sailing Championship
      Hotel Address:275 Waynick Blvd
      Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480
      Distance to CYC:0.2 miles
      Phone Number:

      Room Block:

      877-684-8009

      Leiter Regatta

      Room Type:Queen/Queen, Oceanfront
      Cost:

      Deadline:

      $290 weekdays/$345 Fridays, Not available Saturday-Sunday

       

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    About This Event


    Regatta registration will open at 12:00pm EST on March 1, 2020. 

    The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship is an open event open that includes two days of clinic and two days of championship racing in two fleets: the Laser 4.7 and the Laser Radial. No private coaching is allowed, instead US Sailing Level 3 Certified coaches are provided to lead world-class training and coach all competitors to enhance the experience, sailing skills, and competitive sportsmanship of the group. This unique, all girls event provides junior sailors with a chance to build their skills in an all female environment and foster friendships for a lifetime!

    • Type of Event: Open
    • Fleets: Laser Radial, Laser 4.7
    • Competitors must have reached their 13th birthday but not their 19th in calendar year, and be eligible to compete per the Notice of Race.
    • Ladies Love the Leiter: why do ladies love the Leiter so much? We spoke with past participants to find out! Read on.
    • Achieving Success at the Leiter
    • This regatta is made possible by the generous support of the C. Thomas Clagett Trust
    • The housing policy for US Sailing Championships has changed for 2020. Please refer to the FAQ document below for more details:

    2020 Championships Housing FAQ

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    2019 U.S. Women's Singlehanded Championship

    Championship History


    The Singlehanded Championship, sailed in Laser Radials, was started by Tom Clagett in 1980 at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, RI and sailed for a trophy named in memory of Tom’s wife, Nancy, who died in April, 1977. In 1985, USYRU (now US Sailing) agreed to support the event on a trial basis. In 1986, it became the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy. The U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy championship was started in 1995 when it became apparent that a second championship in a doublehanded boat was needed to complement the singlehanded event. It became a US Sailing national championship in 1996.

    A separate sportsmanship prize was later added to both championships in 2001, following Tom’s death in June of that year and a family logo was created for the championships incorporating Tom’s and Nancy’s private yacht signals. Nancy’s signal was a green ladder on a yellow rectangle since “Leiter” is German for ladder. Tom and Nancy’s first boat was named “The Barefoot Girl” after Nancy’s preference not to wear shoes. Tom’s private signal became two white bare feet on a blue triangle. The Singlehanded class flag is Nancy’s signal flag, and the Doublehanded class flag is a representation of the Ida Lewis lighthouse.