Championships

2024 U.S. Junior Women’s Championship presented by SouthCoast Wind

Event Details

Date:
June 27, 2024 – July 1, 2024

Location:
Hosted by US Sailing at Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island

Competing for:

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Results & Reports

Regatta Documents

Other Information

Previous Winners

  • 2023 Annie Sitzmann and Daphne Walsh, Sail1Design
  • 2022 Sophia Devling and Piper Blackband, Balboa Yacht Club & Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
  • 2021 Event not sailed
  • 2020 Event not sailed
  • 2019 Katharine Doble and Zoey Ziskind, California Yacht Club & Santa Barbara Yacht Club (Club 420 class) & 2019 Svenja Leonard and Adra Ivancich, Santa Barbara Yacht Club (29er class)
  • 2018 Maddie Hawkins and Yumi Yoshiyasu, Annapolis Yacht Club & Houston Yacht Club
  • 2017 Maddie Hawkins and Kimmie Leonard, Annapolis Yacht Club
  • 2016 Sarah Burn and Patricia Gerli, Bay Head Yacht Club & Mantoloking Yacht Club
  • 2015 Stephanie Houck and Camille White, Annapolis Yacht Club
  • 2014 Lucy Wilmot and Sally Wilmot, San Francisco Yacht Club & Richmond Yacht Club
  • 2013 Carolyn Smith and Bayley Davidson, Newport Harbor YC & Balboa YC/Balboa Yacht Club
  • 2012 Allyson Donahue and Maddie Widmeir, Brigantine Yacht Club/Brant Yacht Club
  • 2011 Sarah Williams and Ali Blumenthal, Bay Head Yacht Club/Bellport Yacht Club
  • 2010 Kate Rakelly and Colleen Hackett, Mission Bay Yacht Club
  • 2009 Chanel Miller and Yuri Namikawa, Lauderdale Yacht Club/California Yacht Club
  • 2008 Sydney Bolger and Caitlin Beavers, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club/Newport Harbor Yacht Club
  • 2007 Emily Maxwell and Kelly Stannard, Ram Island Yacht Club/Niantic Bay Yacht Club
  • 2006 Amanda Johnson and Ellie O’Brien, Beach Haven Yacht Club/Bay Head Yacht Club
  • 2005 Rebecca Dellenbaugh and Leigh Hammel, Pequot Yacht Club/Noroton Yacht Club
  • 2004 Roberta Steele and Meredith Nordhem, Houston Yacht Club/Chicago Yacht Club
  • 2003 Leigh Kempton and Kaity Storck,Toms River Yacht Club/Centerport Yacht Club
  • 2002 Derby Anderson and Lucy Kupersmith, Severn Sailing Association/Fishing Bay Yacht Club
  • 2001 Molly Carapiet and Mallory McCollum, St. Francis Yacht Club
  • 2000 Julie Papanek and Lindsay Duda, Chicago Yacht Club
  • 1999 Abby Swann and Katie Clausen, San Francisco Yacht Club/St. Francis Yacht Club
  • 1998 Margaret Gill and Abby Curran, Wianno Yacht Club
  • 1997 Erin Maxwell and Laurin Manning, Ram Island Ycht Club
  • 1996 Erin Maxwell and Tammy Passano, Ram Island Yacht Club
  • 1995 Anika Leerssen and Monique Roeder – Ida Lewis Yacht Club

SPORTSMANSHIP WINNERS

  • 2022 Isabella Loiselle
  • 2021 Event not sailed
  • 2020 Event not sailed
  • 2019
  • 2018 Emma Friedauer and Samantha Hemans
  • 2017 Ann Sheridan and Julia Skoglund
  • 2016 Marina Geilen and Natalia Gagliano
  • 2015 Meredith Morran and Natalie Hopper
  • 2014 Maddie Gruenke
  • 2013 Lucy Wilmot and Maya Dornbrand-Lo
  • 2012 Samantha and Elizabeth Foulston
  • 2011 Boo Devanny and Amanda Wagner
  • 2010 Carolyn Smith and Bayley Davidson
  • 2009 Rachel Glenn and Jean Rutledge
  • 2008 Stephanie Hudson and Laura McKenna
  • 2007 Caroline Wright and Megan Place
  • 2006 Kate Donnelly and Alli Moorhead
  • 2005 Kerry Morrison and Kerri McHugh
  • 2004 Meredith Muller
  • 2003 Meredith Muller
  • 2023 – Audrey Foley – Stuart, FL
  • 2022 – Talia Hamlin – Mill Valley, CA
  • 2021 – Event not sailed
  • 2020 – Event not sailed
  • 2019 – Lucija Ruzevic – Dallas, TX (Laser Radial) & 2019 – Hailey Thompson, San Francisco Yacht Club (Laser 4.7)
  • 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
  • 2022 – Jaya Wirth
  • 2021 – Event not sailed
  • 2020 – Event not sailed
  • 2019 –
  • 2018 – Sarah Grace
  • 2017 – Lucija Ruzevic
  • 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

Resources

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About This Event


2024 Notice of Race (NoR) will be published in early 2024

The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Leiter Trophy and the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy are US Sailing’s National Championships for young women 13 to 18 years of age. The Leiter and Ida Lewis events include a multi-day clinic followed by several days of championship racing. No private coaching is allowed, instead US Sailing Coaches are provided to lead world-class training and coach all competitors to enhance the experience, sailing skills, competitiveness, and 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.

In 2022, 2023 and 2024 the Leiter and Ida Lewis events have been held concurrently at the same venue, allowing singlehanded and doublehanded sailors to interact and enjoy shared learning experiences, coaching, and networking.

This regatta is made possible by the generous support of the C. Thomas Clagett Trust

Events and Class Equipment:

  • Ida Lewis Trophy – Doublehanded  – 29er
  • Leiter Trophy – Singlehanded – ILCA 6

Eligibility:

  • Competitors must not reach their 19th birthday in the calendar year, and be eligible to compete per the Notice of Race.
  • Entry for all classes is open (no application required). Sailors will be able to register during the registration period specified in the Notice of Race.

Housing:

  • Sailors are responsible for securing their own housing for the event. Room blocks will be available at Roger Williams University for interested sailors and parents.
  • All competitors must have a “Designated Adult” with them at the event acting as a chaperone. Your Designated Adult must be present at the onsite registration. This Designated Adult must be over 21 and cannot be a coach. 

Charter Boat Information:

  • Charter provider information will be available in early 2024

Questions? Please email youthchampionships@ussailing.org


Media

Championship History


“The value of Tom Clagett’s vision behind both the Ida Lewis and Leiter trophies is immeasurable.  For the past 28 and 43 years respectively, the opportunity for Junior Women Sailors to have the combination of clinics and competition to help them improve their sailing skills has been not only an exceedingly valuable experience, but for many a memorable and prominent step in their sailing and racing experiences.  For many, Ida and Leiter have been where young women have met, made life time friends, shared coaches and improved their sailing skills all while attending these clinics and regattas. This camaraderie amongst the girls has been a backbone to their sailing.”

– Judy and Stephanie Mclennan, Daughter and Granddaughter of Thomas Clagett and Nancy Leiter Clagett

 

The Singlehanded Championship 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.