Championships

2022 U.S. Para Sailing Championship

Event Details

Date:
August 4, 2022 – August 7, 2022

Location:
Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation
Chicago, Illinois

Competing for:

Thank You National Sponsors

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

EVENT Documents and Forms

  • Sailing Resume Form
  • Travel Grants
  • Event and Travel Information provided by JGASF
  • Additional US Sailing Member Benefit Travel Opportunities

Para World Sailing Sonar Class Association U.S. 2.4 Meter International 2.4R Association

About This Event


2022 Independence Cup and U.S. Para Sailing Championship

Organizing Authority: Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation

Clinic Day: August 4, 2022

Race Days: August 5-7, 2022

Judd Goldman Sailing Foundation Chicago, IL

Sonar Class Association

U.S. 2.4 Meter

International 2.4R Association

SAFE SPORT GUIDE

YACHT SCORING Notice Board

RACE RESULTS

Event Photos: Photo Shelter   Password: ParaChamps

NOR Posted: May 24, 2022    NOR Amendment 1 Posted: July 28, 2022

Sailing Instructions Posted: 7/28/22  SI Amendment 1  SI Amendment 2

SI Amendment 3

EntryList – Para Sailing Championship entries noted in grey (CHAMPIONSHIP)

Media:   Final Report      Preview

JGASF/Independence Cup Event Page

  • Sailing Resume Form
  • Travel Grants – to be posted
  • Event and Travel Guide provided by JGASF – to be posted

VHF radios are strongly recommended on each boat and WILL NOT be provided by the Organizing Authority.  Please bring your own radio and charger or make some kind of arrangement to borrow one.  The RC may communicate with sailors via VHF radio as necessary.

Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation

Independence Cup(first sailed in 1986), 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
  • 2022 Championship Competitors and boats:
    • 2.4mR- One person with disability
    • Independence 20- Two persons with disabilities
      • Each Independence 20 boat will be provided with an able-bodied (AB) person by the organizing authority (OA) and will perform non-tactical duties. AB sailors will rotate throughout the regatta as scheduled by the OA.
    • Sonar- Three persons with disabilities

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: Barbara Caplan to make arrangements.

Media

Championship History


First established in 1986, what was then called the U.S. Independence Cup became US Sailing’s national championship for disabled sailors in 1989. For many years it was organized by the Disabled Sailing Committee and was run in conjunction with the North American Challenge Cup, which was co-hosted by the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation and Chicago Yacht Club.

In 2007, the regatta moved under the Championships division of US Sailing and was renamed the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship.  The following year, the championship moved from Chicago Yacht Club to begin to travel around the country.  Many competitors at the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships have gone on to represent the United States at the Paralympics Games including Nick Scandone, gold medalist at the 2008 Paralympics. On December 18, 2017, the U.S. Sailing Board of Directors approved a name change from The U.S. Disabled Championship to the U.S. Para Sailing Championship to keep in line with the World Sailing and the International Olympic Committee format. Peter Goldman donated the Judd Goldman Trophy in honor of Justin “Judd” Goldman (1914-1989) who, despite his own physical disability, was an accomplished sailor and inspired the creation of the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program, Chicago, Illinois. The trophy is presented annually to the individual competitor that is declared the winner of the singlehanded class of the U.S. Para Sailing Championship. The Chandler Hovey Jr. Trophy was donated at the 1994 Independence Cup by A.G.A. Correa and Co. to US Sailing, in honor of a true corinthian yachtsman Buzz Hovey, who competed on race courses as a national junior champion, skippered J-Boats, and with his family, campaigned the 12 Metre Easterner through the 1964 America’s Cup trials. Buzz Hovey moved beyond his disability to focus on his love for sailing, competition and family. This trophy will be awarded annually to the two persons team that is declared the winner of the double-handed class of the U.S. Para Sailing Championship. The Gene Hinkel Trophy was donated in 2009 by Shumway Marine, the Sonar Class and Ontario Yachts in honor of Gene Hinkel’s many contributions to disabled sailing and the US Paralympic team. This trophy is presented annually to the three persons team that is declared the winner of the tripplehanded class of the U.S. Para Sailing Championship.