Championships

U.S. Singlehanded Championships

U.S. Singlehanded Championships

Event Details

Date:
June 29 – July 3, 2018

Location:
Houston Yacht Club, La Porte, Texas

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Previous Winners

Men’s Division

2017 – Marek Zaleski – Norwalk, CT

2016 – Henry Marshall – Auburndale, MA

2015  – Clay Johnson – Point Pleasant, NJ

2014 – Charles Buckingham – Newport Beach, CA

2013 – Clay Johnson – Point Pleasant, NJ

2012 – Clay Johnson – Point Pleasant, NJ

2011 – Frederick Vranizan – Shoreline, WA

2010 – Fred Strammer – Nokomis, FL

2009 – Kyle Rogachenko – Collegeville, PA

2008 – Paul Foerster – Heath, TX

2007 – Kyle Rogachenko – Collegeville, PA

2006 – Mitch Hall – Seminole, FL

2005 – Kevin Taugher – Huntington Beach, CA

2004 – Steve Kirkpatrick – Portsmouth RI

2003 – Andrew Campbell – San Diego, CA

2002 – David Wright- Intercollegiate

2001 – Clay Bischoff – Coral Gables, FL

2000 – Chris Raab – Gardena, CA

1999 – Mattia D’Errico – San Antonio, TX

1998 – Paul Zambriski – Redondo Beach, CA

1997 – Brad Funk – Harbor Bluff, FL

1996 – Senet Bischoff – Coral Gables, FL

1995 – Matt McQueen, Danville, CA

1994 – John Myrdal – Kailua, HI

1993 – Peter Hurley – Mantoloking, NJ

1992 – Brett Davis – Largo, FL

1991 – Brigham North – Dallas, TX

1990 – Morgan Larson – Capitola, CA

1989 – Charles Pucciariello – Eastport, MD

1988 – Matt Romberg – Austin, TX

1987 – Andy Lovell – New Orleans, LA

1986 – Mark Brink – Seattle, WA

1985 – Brodie Cobb – Dallas, TX

1984 – Brodie Cobb – Dallas, TX

1983 – Bill Draheim – San Antonio, TX

1982 – Tom Lihan – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1981 – Steve Lowery – Annapolis, MD

1980 – Shawn Kempton – Ocean Gate, NJ

1979 – Peter Commette – Bay Head, NJ

1978 – Shawn Kempton – Ocean Gate, NJ

1977 – David Chapin – Springfield, IL

1976 – Jim Reynolds – Island Heights, NJ

1975 – Roger Altreuter – Marblehead, MA

1974 – Carl Buchan – Seattle, WA

1973 – Jim Hahn – Annapolis, MD

1972 – Craig Thomas – Seattle, WA

1971 – Robert E. Doyle – Cambridge, MA

1970 – Robert E. Doyle – Cambridge, MA

1969 – Gordy Bowers, Jr. – Minnetonka, MN

1968 – Gordy Bowers, Jr. – Minnetonka, MN

1967 – Charles Barthrop – Kings Point, NY

1966 – Norman D. Freeman – Ithaca, NY

1965 – Colin Park – Vancouver, BC

1964 – Robert Andre – San Diego, CA

1963 – Henry Sprague – Newport Beach, CA

1962 – Peter J. Barrett – Madison, WI

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

Previous Winners- Women’s Division

2017Hanne Weaver – Seattle, WA

2016 Anna Weis – Fort Lauderdale, FL

2015 Christine Neville – Middletown, RI

2014 Paige Railey – Clearwater, FL

2013 Simone Staff – Los Angeles, CA

2012 Allie Blecher – Santa Monica, CA

2011 Christine Neville – Oakland, CA

2010 Leonie Schuurmans – Houston, TX

Other Information

About This Event

Singlehanded racing in North America originally involved, for the most part, the occasional sailor competing in the Olympics.

It received a boost when the ex-collegiate sailor, John Marvin, won a bronze medal at the 1956 Olympic Games and the Finn was introduced on a broad scale in North America.

The U.S. Singlehanded Championship was first sailed on Long Island Sound in the Finn Class, the championship was won by Peter J. Barret.

Championship Facts

  • Laser Standard – Men’s, Laser Radial – Women’s
  • Run in conjunction with the Laser Nationals
  • Must be 17 years of age in the calendar year of competition
  • Must be current members of US Sailing, member of a Sailing Club, Sailing Organization or District Laser Class Association belonging to a Regional Sailing Association
  • U.S. Citizens and permanent residents
  • In 1962, friends of George D. O’Day dedicated a USYRU (now US Sailing) trophy in his name for a national singlehanded championship
  • O’Day was well known to sailors through his company manufacturing small boats, including a unique version of the Finn, as well as helmsman of the gold medal winning 5.5 Metre in 1960 at Naples, Italy
  • First sailed on Long Island Sound in the Finn Class, the championship was won by Peter J. Barrett who, if he had not lightly touched with his shoulder the rudder of a starboard tack boat he was ducking in the fifth race, which only he was aware of, would have won a Gold medal (rather than Silver) in the Finn at the 1964 Olympic Games
  • Initially sailed as a mixed event, in 2010, the decision was made to split the event, adding a separate event for women
  • In 2011, a trophy was awarded in honor of Helen Wills Hanley for the winner of the women’s division

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