Championships

2020 U.S. Para Sailing Championship

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2020 EVENT CANCELLED- 2021 Event Host: Clagett Regatta - Sail Newport, RI - June 22-27, 2021

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Previous Winners

  • 2019 – Matt Koblenzer: 2.4mR – Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing National Champion. Allen Fiske and Joe Cook: Freedom Independence 20 – Chandler Hovey Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded National Champions. Rick Doerr, Charles McClure, Roger Cleworth: Sonar – Gene Hinkel Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Triplehanded National Champions
  • 2018 –  Dee Smith: 2.4mR- Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Singlehanded National Champion. John McRoberts and Scott Lutes. RS Venture Connect- Chandler Hovey Trophy.  U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded National Champions: Christina Rubke and Kris Scheppe. Rick Doerr, Dawn Hart, Charles McClure: Sonar – Gene Hinkel Trophy
  • 2016 – Singlehanded: Dee Smith
  • 2015 – Doublehanded: Ryan Porteous, Steven Muse
  • 2014 – Triplehanded: Steven Hammer,Kathy Champion, Brad Kendall Singlehanded: Daniel Evans
  • 2013 – Doublehanded: Sarah Everhart-Skeels, Gerry Tiernan Singlehanded: John Ruf
  • 2012 – Triplehanded- Andrew Fisher, Mike Hersey, Ryan Levinson Doublehanded- Michael Strahle, Donna DeMarest Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield
  • 2011 – Triplehanded- Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell, Hugh Freund – Clifton, NJ Doublehanded- Scott Whitman, Julia Dorsett – Brick, NJ Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield – Woodstock, CT
  • 2010 – Triplehanded-John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas – Portland, Dorset GBR . Doublehanded- Scott Whitman, Julia Dorsett – Brick, NJ Singlehanded- Bruce Millar – Richmond BC, CAN
  • 2009 – Doublehanded- Jennifer French, Roger Cleworth St. Petersburg, FL Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield- Woodstock, CT
  • 2008 – Triplehanded- Rick Doerr, Tim Angle, Bill Donohue- Clifton, NJ Doublehanded- John McRoberts & Stacey Louttit- Victoria, BC, CAN Singlehanded- Bruce Millar- Richmond, BC, CAN
U.S. Independence & North American Challenge Cups
  • 2007 – Triplehanded -Albert Foster, David Burdette, Jim Thweatt-Wayzata, MN/ Lutherville, MD /W. Sacramento, CA Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & JP Creignou – Deerfield Beach, FL/ St. Petersburg, FL Singlehanded – Mark LeBlanc – New Orleans, LA
  • 2006 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Michael Grimm – Deerfield Beach, FL/ Miami Beach, FL Singlehanded – Roger Cleworth – Lithia, FL
  • 2005 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded Nick Scandone -Fountain Valley, CA
  • 2004 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded Nick Scandone -Fountain Valley, CA
  • 2003 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded – Paul Tingley of Vancouver, BC
  • 2002 – Doublehanded – John Kostanecki and Jim Leatherman Singlehanded- Roger Cleworth
  • 2001 – Peter Benson – Middletown, RI, Matt Sullivan -Coventry, RI
  • 2000 – Peter Benson – Middletown, RI, Matt Sullivan -Coventry, RI
  • 1999 – John Kostanecki – Naperville, IL, Gerry Dahl – Chicago, IL
  • 1998 – John Kostanecki – Naperville, IL, Gerry Dahl – Chicago, IL
  • 1997 – John Ross-Duggan, David Schroeder – Orlando, FL
  • 1996 – John Ross-Duggan, Waldo Esparza – Orlando, FL
  • 1995 – Robie Pierce, Newport, RI
  • 1994 – John Yount, Hortensia Soler – Miami, FL
  • 1993 – Robie Pierce, Richard Fucci – Newport, RI
  • 1992 – Carl Olsson, John Carter – New York, NY
  • 1991 – Robie Pierce, Nick Bryant-Brown – Newport, RI
  • 1990 – Carl Olsson, Richard Fucci, Gregg Templeton – Larchmont, NY
  • 2019 – Matt Koblenzer: 2.4mR – Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing National Champion. Allen Fiske and Joe Cook: Freedom Independence 20 – Chandler Hovey Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded National Champions. Rick Doerr, Charles McClure, Roger Cleworth: Sonar – Gene Hinkel Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Triplehanded National Champions
  • 2018 –  Dee Smith: 2.4mR- Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Singlehanded National Champion. John McRoberts and Scott Lutes. RS Venture Connect- Chandler Hovey Trophy.  U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded National Champions: Christina Rubke and Kris Scheppe. Rick Doerr, Dawn Hart, Charles McClure: Sonar – Gene Hinkel Trophy
  • 2016 – Singlehanded: Dee Smith
  • 2015 – Doublehanded: Ryan Porteous, Steven Muse
  • 2014 – Triplehanded: Steven Hammer,Kathy Champion, Brad Kendall Singlehanded: Daniel Evans
  • 2013 – Doublehanded: Sarah Everhart-Skeels, Gerry Tiernan Singlehanded: John Ruf
  • 2012 – Triplehanded- Andrew Fisher, Mike Hersey, Ryan Levinson Doublehanded- Michael Strahle, Donna DeMarest Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield
  • 2011 – Triplehanded- Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell, Hugh Freund – Clifton, NJ Doublehanded- Scott Whitman, Julia Dorsett – Brick, NJ Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield – Woodstock, CT
  • 2010 – Triplehanded-John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas – Portland, Dorset GBR . Doublehanded- Scott Whitman, Julia Dorsett – Brick, NJ Singlehanded- Bruce Millar – Richmond BC, CAN
  • 2009 – Doublehanded- Jennifer French, Roger Cleworth St. Petersburg, FL Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield- Woodstock, CT
  • 2008 – Triplehanded- Rick Doerr, Tim Angle, Bill Donohue- Clifton, NJ Doublehanded- John McRoberts & Stacey Louttit- Victoria, BC, CAN Singlehanded- Bruce Millar- Richmond, BC, CAN
  • U.S. Independence & North American Challenge Cups
  • 2007 – Triplehanded -Albert Foster, David Burdette, Jim Thweatt-Wayzata, MN/ Lutherville, MD /W. Sacramento, CA Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & JP Creignou – Deerfield Beach, FL/ St. Petersburg, FL Singlehanded – Mark LeBlanc – New Orleans, LA
  • 2006 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Michael Grimm – Deerfield Beach, FL/ Miami Beach, FL Singlehanded – Roger Cleworth – Lithia, FL
  • 2005 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded Nick Scandone -Fountain Valley, CA
  • 2004 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded Nick Scandone -Fountain Valley, CA
  • 2003 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded – Paul Tingley of Vancouver, BC
  • 2002 – Doublehanded – John Kostanecki and Jim Leatherman Singlehanded- Roger Cleworth
  • 2001 – Peter Benson – Middletown, RI, Matt Sullivan -Coventry, RI
  • 2000 – Peter Benson – Middletown, RI, Matt Sullivan -Coventry, RI
  • 1999 – John Kostanecki – Naperville, IL, Gerry Dahl – Chicago, IL
  • 1998 – John Kostanecki – Naperville, IL, Gerry Dahl – Chicago, IL
  • 1997 – John Ross-Duggan, David Schroeder – Orlando, FL
  • 1996 – John Ross-Duggan, Waldo Esparza – Orlando, FL
  • 1995 – Robie Pierce, Newport, RI
  • 1994 – John Yount, Hortensia Soler – Miami, FL
  • 1993 – Robie Pierce, Richard Fucci – Newport, RI
  • 1992 – Carl Olsson, John Carter – New York, NY
  • 1991 – Robie Pierce, Nick Bryant-Brown – Newport, RI
  • 1990 – Carl Olsson, Richard Fucci, Gregg Templeton – Larchmont, NY
  • 2019 – Matt Koblenzer: 2.4mR – Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing National Champion. Allen Fiske and Joe Cook: Freedom Independence 20 – Chandler Hovey Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded National Champions. Rick Doerr, Charles McClure, Roger Cleworth: Sonar – Gene Hinkel Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Triplehanded National Champions
  • 2018 –  Dee Smith: 2.4mR- Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Singlehanded National Champion. John McRoberts and Scott Lutes. RS Venture Connect- Chandler Hovey Trophy.  U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded National Champions: Christina Rubke and Kris Scheppe. Rick Doerr, Dawn Hart, Charles McClure: Sonar – Gene Hinkel Trophy
  • 2016 – Singlehanded: Dee Smith
  • 2015 – Doublehanded: Ryan Porteous, Steven Muse
  • 2014 – Triplehanded: Steven Hammer,Kathy Champion, Brad Kendall Singlehanded: Daniel Evans
  • 2013 – Doublehanded: Sarah Everhart-Skeels, Gerry Tiernan Singlehanded: John Ruf
  • 2012 – Triplehanded- Andrew Fisher, Mike Hersey, Ryan Levinson Doublehanded- Michael Strahle, Donna DeMarest Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield
  • 2011 – Triplehanded- Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell, Hugh Freund – Clifton, NJ Doublehanded- Scott Whitman, Julia Dorsett – Brick, NJ Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield – Woodstock, CT
  • 2010 – Triplehanded-John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas – Portland, Dorset GBR . Doublehanded- Scott Whitman, Julia Dorsett – Brick, NJ Singlehanded- Bruce Millar – Richmond BC, CAN
  • 2009 – Doublehanded- Jennifer French, Roger Cleworth St. Petersburg, FL Singlehanded- Charles Rosenfield- Woodstock, CT
  • 2008 – Triplehanded- Rick Doerr, Tim Angle, Bill Donohue- Clifton, NJ Doublehanded- John McRoberts & Stacey Louttit- Victoria, BC, CAN Singlehanded- Bruce Millar- Richmond, BC, CAN
U.S. Independence & North American Challenge Cups
  • 2007 – Triplehanded -Albert Foster, David Burdette, Jim Thweatt-Wayzata, MN/ Lutherville, MD /W. Sacramento, CA Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & JP Creignou – Deerfield Beach, FL/ St. Petersburg, FL Singlehanded – Mark LeBlanc – New Orleans, LA
  • 2006 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Michael Grimm – Deerfield Beach, FL/ Miami Beach, FL Singlehanded – Roger Cleworth – Lithia, FL
  • 2005 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded Nick Scandone -Fountain Valley, CA
  • 2004 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded Nick Scandone -Fountain Valley, CA
  • 2003 – Doublehanded – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL Singlehanded – Paul Tingley of Vancouver, BC
  • 2002 – Doublehanded – John Kostanecki and Jim Leatherman Singlehanded- Roger Cleworth
  • 2001 – Peter Benson – Middletown, RI, Matt Sullivan -Coventry, RI
  • 2000 – Peter Benson – Middletown, RI, Matt Sullivan -Coventry, RI
  • 1999 – John Kostanecki – Naperville, IL, Gerry Dahl – Chicago, IL
  • 1998 – John Kostanecki – Naperville, IL, Gerry Dahl – Chicago, IL
  • 1997 – John Ross-Duggan, David Schroeder – Orlando, FL
  • 1996 – John Ross-Duggan, Waldo Esparza – Orlando, FL
  • 1995 – Robie Pierce, Newport, RI
  • 1994 – John Yount, Hortensia Soler – Miami, FL
  • 1993 – Robie Pierce, Richard Fucci – Newport, RI
  • 1992 – Carl Olsson, John Carter – New York, NY
  • 1991 – Robie Pierce, Nick Bryant-Brown – Newport, RI
  • 1990 – Carl Olsson, Richard Fucci, Gregg Templeton – Larchmont, NY

About This Event


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2020 Doolin Cup Adaptive Regatta- CANCELLED

2020 U.S. Para Sailing Championship- CANCELLED

Special Olympics Americans Championship- CANCELLED

 September 25 – 27, 2020 Sea Star Base Galveston, Galveston, TX

NEWS RELEASE JUNE 5, 2020

2021 Event – June 22 – 27, 2021 18th Clagett Regatta and U.S. Para Sailing Championship- Sail Newport, Newport, RI

 

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2.4mR Norlin Class Rules

For U.S Para Sailing Championship Competition:

  • 3 person Sonar – this will be an OA supplied boat event
  • 1 person 2.4mR- this will be a bring-your-own boat event
  • 2 person class may be added- pending availability

 

First established in 1986, what was then called the U.S. Independence Cup became US Sailing’s national championship for disabled sailors in 1989.

Today the event is known as the U.S. Para Sailing Championship. Many competitors have gone on to represent the United States in the Paralympic Games including Nick Scandone, gold medalist at the 2008 Paralympics. Typically the event is sailed in three classes; the 2.4mR, Sonar and a doublehanded class that varies depending on the boat provided by the event host.


Championship Facts

  • Standard entry process
  • All competitors must be members of US Sailing or, if not U.S. residents, the national sailing authority of their home countries
  • 2020 class boats
    • 2.4mR- One person with disability
    • Sonar- Three persons with disabilities
    • Additional class boats to be added

Classification

Classification is recommended but not required for sailors competing in the U.S. Para Sailing Championship. It is also not required in the Development fleet if it is sailed

 

  • Please contact Classifiers Committee Chair: Jim Thweatt to make arrangements

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2019 Idependence Cup and U.S. Para Sailing Championship
2019 U.S. Para Sailing Championship and Independence Cup