2024 Championship of Champions

Event Details

October 3, 2024 – October 6, 2024

Grande Maumelle Sailing Club
Little Rock, Arkansas

Competing for:

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Previous Winners

Sportsmanship Award – Peter J. Barrett Award

  • 2023 – Andre Patin – Forest Hills, NY
  • 2017 – Peter Edwards – Nevada City, CA
  • 2013 – Ravi Parent – Austin, TX
  • 2012 – Michael Bradley – Long Beach, CA
  • 2011 – Tracy Usher-Montara, CA
  • 2010 – Michael Matan- New York, NY (Laser) Callie Naughton – Marblehead, MA (Radial)
  • 2009 – Nicholas Cromwell- Bristol, RI
  • 2008 – Richard Chapman – Libertyville, IL
  • 2007 – Peter Seidenberg – Portsmouth, RI
  • 2006 – Ben Richardson – Gloucester, MA
  • 2005 – Vann Wilson – Long Beach, CA
  • 2004 – Ryan Minth – New York, NY
  • 2003 – Anna Tunnicliffe – Norfolk, VA
  • 2002 – Lindsay Hewitt


About This Event


Grande Maumelle Sailing Club

October 3 – 6, 2024

Boat: Y – Flyer

Crew: 2


US Sailing Membership- Join/Renew here  – All competitors must have a current USSA membership valid through end of racing to be legible to complete. International athletes may show proof of current membership with MNA as an alternative.

Safe Sport Training Requirements at US Sailing U.S. Championship Events


  • Application Timeline:
    • Qualifying period: August 14, 2023 – August 12, 2024
    • Applications due: August 15, 2024
    • Selected applicants notified by: August 20, 2024
    • Entry fees due: September 6, 2024


  • Application/Invitation process:
    • Apply for an invitation- Each class champion should receive an email with application information. If you meet the selection criteria and do not receive an email from the US Sailing Championship of Champions Committee Member, Terrance Fraser, please contact-
      • Applicants are encouraged to provide as much information as possible about their sailing career
    • After the Application Deadline closes- the CofC selection committee will review all eligible applications
    • All applicants will be notified by dates specified within the NOR via email of acceptance, wait-list placement or decline of acceptance-  The list will be posted on the event website
    • Selected sailors are to accept or decline invitation via email within terms listed within the invitation email. They are to move on to the registration phase by completing all online registration documents and make final registration entry fees by date specified within the NOR or in the invitation email
    • Wait-list Applicants will be emailed as movement is made from the invited sailors list.
    • Up to nineteen (19) applicants will be invited to attend this event. The twentieth (20th) competitor will be an invited Mystery Guest.
    • Eligible late entries may be accepted or invited at the discretion of the US Sailing Championship of Champions Committee.


  • Event Timeline:
    • Thursday, October 3, 2024: Registration and practice day
    • Friday, October 4, 2024: Race day
    • Saturday, October 5, 2024: Race day
    • Sunday, October 6, 2024: Race day and Awards

      Championship Facts

      • Racing will be limited to 19 invited competitors plus a “mystery guest”
      • The championship is held in a different class each year – the provided boat for the 2024 event is Y – Flyer
      • All competitors must be at least 18 years of age at time of the Championship of Champions regatta.
      • All competitors must be current members of US Sailing,
      • The winning class helm or crew must be members of their One Design Class Association and their representing class be members of US Sailing. Proof of membership will be requested upon application and registration USSA Member and Class Association Lookup Here
      • The applicant must be a one design class; National, North American or World champion helms-person.
      • As this Championship is held in the Corinthian spirit of competition, no skipper or crew may be paid to sail in this event.
      • Boats are supplies and shall be new and identical and will be available for purchase to the helm at the end of the regatta.
      • Classes in which the event has been held have included but not limited to:
      • Invited mystery guests have included winners of the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, Olympians, and other sailing luminaries:
        • Mike Ingham 2021 – Lightning
        • Sally and Stan Honey 2020 – Harbor 20
        • Cory Sertl 2019 – Ideal 18
        • Megan Ploch 2018 – Y Flyer
        • Steve Benjamin 2017 – Sonar
        • Paul-Jon Patin 2016 – Sunfish
        • Brad Funk 2015- VX One


Championship History

Inaugurated in 1976, US Sailing selects up to nineteen competitors who are current national,  North American, or World champions of their respective classes. Eligible are sailors who normally sail in the U.S., are members of US Sailing and are members of a club, class or association affiliated with US Sailing.

The Championship is named in honor of Jack Brown who was noted for his service as a judge, regatta organizer and member of US Sailing Committees.