Championships

2021 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship

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

Event Details

The 2021 U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship wont be held in 2021. Instead, there will be 7 regionally based clinics. More info to come!

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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

About This Event


The 2021 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship will not be held in 2021. Instead, there will be 7 regionally based clinics. More info to come!

 

The U.S. Junior Women’s Clinics are a open events. The clinics will include two days of clinic and one days of racing. 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: TBD
  • 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


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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.