Championships

U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship

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

Event Details

Date:
July 17 – July 22, 2018

Location:
Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford, Connecticut

Competing for:

Thank You National Sponsors

Results & Reports

Regatta Documents

Other Information

Previous Winners

  • 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

Resources

2018 Program

2018 Event Flyer

Charters: Available on the LaserPerformance website or call LP at 203-663-7300

Welcome Packet

Sailorships : Travel grants for sailors to travel to US Sailing’s U.S. junior or youth championships

 

Media

Twitter

Elizabeth Shanahan Claims U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship Title 🇺🇸🏆 #Leiter18 #youthsailing - https://t.co/qxUmlwWCil

That’s a wrap everyone! We had a safe and successful race and are so happy to have had the girls here, they are truly talented young women! #leiter18

Fourth course is set and the girls are on their way with winds picking up #leiter18

Five minute warning! Race 3 will begin in five minutes! #leiter18

Second race is finishing up!! Winds have lightened up and are now blowing at 12 knots #leiter18

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2018 U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship

About This Event


Congratulations to the 2018 US Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship winner, Elizabeth Shanahan!

 

2018 Results and Final Report  

 

The U.S. Junior Women’s Championships Committee annually hosts two events: a Singlehanded and a Doublehanded Championship. Both championships are open events and include two days of high performance racing clinic and three days of championship racing. They provide a world-class training and racing opportunity to enhance the experience, sailing skills, and competitive sportsmanship of the competitors.

Championship Facts

  • Type of Event: Open
  • Fleets: Laser Radial
  • Competitors must have reached their 13th birthday but not their 19th in calendar year, and be eligible to compete per the Notice of Race.
  • The US Sailing Youth National Coach and staff are hired for the entire event to provide equal guidance to all competitors. No private coaching is allowed. 2018 coaches include: Alana O’Reilly Marks, Amanda Clark, Hannah Tuson-Turner, Katy Lovell and Morgan Collins.
  • This regatta is made possible by the generous support of the C. Thomas Clagett Trust

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.