Championships

2020 U.S. Para Sailing Championship

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Event Details

Date:
September 25, 2020 – September 27, 2020

Location:
Sea Star Base
Galveston, Texas

Competing for:

Results & Reports

Regatta Documents

Other Information

Previous Winners

  • 2021 – Sarah Everhart Skeels, Pauline Dowell, Emma Montgomery: Sonar – Gene Hinkel Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Inclusive Triplehanded National Champions
  • 2019 – Rick Doerr, Charles McClure, Roger Cleworth: Sonar – Gene Hinkel Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Triplehanded National Champions
  • 2018 – Rick Doerr, Dawn Hart, Charles McClure: Sonar
  • 2014 – Triplehanded: Steven Hammer,Kathy Champion, Brad Kendall
  • 2012 – Andrew Fisher, Mike Hersey, Ryan Levinson
  • 2011 – Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell, Hugh Freund – Clifton, NJ
  • 2010 – John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas – Portland, Dorset GBR

Tripplehanded winners prior to the Gene Hinkel Trophy being gifted

  • 2008 – Rick Doerr, Tim Angle, Bill Donohue- Clifton, NJ

U.S. Independence & North American Challenge Cups

  • 2007 – Albert Foster, David Burdette, Jim Thweatt-Wayzata, MN/ Lutherville, MD /W. Sacramento, CA
  • 2021 – Dee Smith 2.4mR- Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Singlehanded National Champion.
  • 2019 – Matt Koblenzer: 2.4mR – Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Singlehanded National Champion
  • 2018 – Dee Smith: 2.4mR- Judd Goldman Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Singlehanded National Champion
  • 2016 – Dee Smith
  • 2014 – Daniel Evans
  • 2013 – John Ruf
  • 2012 – Charles Rosenfield
  • 2011 – Charles Rosenfield – Woodstock, CT
  • 2010 – Bruce Millar – Richmond BC, CAN
  • 2009 – Charles Rosenfield- Woodstock, CT
  • 2008 – Bruce Millar- Richmond, BC, CAN
  • U.S. Independence & North American Challenge Cups
  • 2007 – Mark LeBlanc – New Orleans, LA
  • 2006 – Roger Cleworth – Lithia, FL
  • 2005 – Nick Scandone -Fountain Valley, CA
  • 2004 – Nick Scandone -Fountain Valley, CA
  • 2003 – Paul Tingley of Vancouver, BC
  • 2002 – Roger Cleworth
  • 1995 – Robie Pierce, Newport, RI
  • 2021 – E. Carwile LeRoy, Doug Horsey
  • 2019 – Allen Fiske and Joe Cook: Freedom Independence 20 – Chandler Hovey Trophy and the U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded National Champions
  • 2018 – RS Venture Connect- Chandler Hovey Trophy.  U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded National Champions: Christina Rubke and Kris Scheppe
  • 2015 – Ryan Porteous, Steven Muse
  • 2013 – Sarah Everhart-Skeels, Gerry Tiernan
  • 2012 – Michael Strahle, Donna DeMarest
  • 2011 – Scott Whitman, Julia Dorsett – Brick, NJ
  • 2010 – Scott Whitman, Julia Dorsett – Brick, NJ
  • 2009 – Jennifer French, Roger Cleworth St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2008 – John McRoberts & Stacey Louttit- Victoria, BC, CAN

U.S. Independence & North American Challenge Cups

  • 2007 – Karen Mitchell & JP Creignou – Deerfield Beach, FL/ St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2006 – Karen Mitchell & Michael Grimm – Deerfield Beach, FL/ Miami Beach, FL
  • 2005 – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL
  • 2004 – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL
  • 2003 – Karen Mitchell & Kerry Gruson -Deerfield Beach, FL
  • 2002 – John Kostanecki and Jim Leatherman
  • 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

Resources

Championship Forms and Waivers

USSA Member Discounts: Travel, PFD, Sunglasses, more…

Para World Sailing

Sonar Class Association

U.S. 2.4 Meter

International 2.4R Association

Hosting a US Sailing Championship

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 – August 24-29, 2021 18th Clagett Regatta and U.S. Para Sailing Championship- Sail Newport, Newport, RI

 

SSBG Event Website

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

Media

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