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International Women’s Keelboat Championship

International Women's Keelboat Championship

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    Previous Winners

    • 2017 — J/7-  Megan Ploch, Pelham, NY; Alix Hahn, Norwalk, CT; Carolyn Russell, Greenwich, CT; Erin Sprague, Greenwich,CT
    • 2016 – J/70  Clematis Everett, Rye, NY; Carolyn Russell, Greenwich, CT; Alix Hahn, Norwalk, CT; Erin Sprague ,Greenwich, CT
    • 2011 – J/22  Cory Sertl, Rochester NY; Amy Moran, Pittsford, NY; Jane Mastrandrea, Webster, NY;  Annemarie Cook, Rochester NY
    • 2009 – J/22 Anna Tunnicliffe, Plantation FL,; Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer, Redwood City, CA; Liz Bower, Rochester, NY; Debbie Capozzi, Bayport, NY
    • 2007 – J/22 Sally Barkow, Nashotah, WI; Debbie Capozzi, Bayport, NY; Amanda Callahan, Canton, MA; Annie Lush, Bournemouth, England
    • 2005 – J/22 Sally Barkow, Nashotah, WI ; Debbie Capozzi, Bayport, NY; Carrie Howe, Grosse Pointe Farms, WI; Annie Lush, Bournemouth, England
    • 2003 – J/22 Sally Barkow, Nashotah, WI; Debbie Capozzi, Bayport, NY; Carrie Howe, Grosse Pointe Farms, WI; Annie Lush, Bournemouth, England
    • 2001 – J/22 Cory Sertl, Rochester, NY; Pease Glaser, Long Beach, CA; Dina Kowalyshyn, Annapolis, MD; Susan Taylor, Annapolis, MD
    • 1999 – J/24 Pat Connerney, Middletown, R.I.; Carol Cronin, Jamestown, R.I.; Melissa Ferdinandi, Jamestown, R.I.; Kim Hapgood, Newport, R.I.; Louisa Holt, Newport, R.I.; Megan Kehew Baroni, Middletown, R.I.
    • 1997 – J/24 Betsy Alison, Newport, R.I.; Nancy Hood, Middletown, R.I.; Kris McClintock, Newport, R.I.; Karen Neri, Newport, R.I.; Dini Hall, Bristol, R.I.; Nancy Haberland, Annapolis, MD.
    • 1995 – J/24 Betsy Alison, Newport, R.I.; Nancy Hood, Middletown, R.I.; Kris McClintock, Newport, R.I.; Karen Neri, Newport, R.I.; Cara Read, Middletown, R.I.; Hannah Swett, Jamestown, R.I.
    • 1993 – J/24 Betsy Alison, Newport, R.I.; Nancy Hood, Middletown, R.I.; Kris McClintock, Newport, R.I.; Karen Neri, Newport, R.I.; Cara Read, Middletown, R.I.; Hannah Swett, Jamestown, R.I.
    • 1991 – J/24 Betsy Alison, Newport, R.I.; Nancy Hood, Middletown, R.I.; Wendy Lotz, New Canaan, CT; Kris McClintock, Newport, R.I; Liz Merrifield, Newport, R.I.; Karen Neri, Newport, R.I.
    • 1989 – J/24 Jody Swanson, Buffalo, N.Y.; Kim Cannon, Kenmore, N.Y.; ’Kiki Couch, Noroton, CT; Brenda Crane, Norwalk, CT; Debbie Hopkins, Centerville, OH; Jill Swanson, Amherst, N.Y.
    • 1987 – J/24 JJ Isler, San Diego, CA; Sue Blackman Centerport, N.Y; Jennifer Dunbar, San Francisco, CA; Pamela Poletti Ross, CA; Pat Raymond, Seattle, WA
    • 1985 – J/24 Betsy Alison, Newport, RI; Cory Fisher, Annapolis, MD; Wendy Lotz, Riverside, CT; Katherine Ritchie, Milford, CT; Bonnie Shore, Middletown, R.I

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    International Women's Keelboat Championship 2017

    About This Event


    2018 International Women’s Keelboat Championship has been CANCELED

     

    Inaugurated in 1985 at the instigation of US Sailing’s Women’s Championship Committee, of which Helen K. Ingerson was a long-time Chair, the International Women’s Keelboat Championship quickly became the premier women’s sailing event in the U.S. and worldwide.

    In 2016, the championship became an annual event. The International Keelboat Championship event provides women keelboat and offshore sailors high-quality racing and an opportunity to compete with the top national and international sailors. The Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, RI became a host for the event and hosted the championship until 2001, when it began to move around the country. Rolex Watch, U.S.A. Inc. – sponsor at its inception – subsequently became the title sponsor until 2013.

    The trophy is named for Bengt Julin, an international judge and strong supporter of women’s sailing. A modest man and sailing philanthropist, Julin championed the event from its inception and was instrumental in making it an international competition. Julin presented the very first trophy to Betsy Alison and retired the original to her after she had won it three times consecutively. Alison of Newport R.I. had an unbroken winning streak competing against teams from a dozen or more nations from 1991 through 1997. In 2007, Sally Barkow matched Alison by winning the championship for the third time.

    Championship Facts

    • Race format: Based on the Championship League popular in Europe – short flights of 10 boats each with races lasting about 10-15 minutes.
    • Selection by application/resume. The application fee is refundable if not accepted.
    • Teams from around the world will be invited to compete, with the intention of an even ratio of North American and intercontinental teams.
    • What’s on the Line

    What is League Sailing?

    Racing Format

    • All racing held close to shore
    • Provided boats
    • All boats have the same rigging and sails
    • 10- to 15-minute races
    • Windward/Leeward courses
    • Each flight of 10 teams will race two races in a row, followed by a rotation
    • On the water judging
    • All boats will race against each other and are scored against each other

    Teams have to show their best performance to win the title of International Women’s Keelboat Champion.