Small Boat Racing

Match Racing News, Events & Rankings

 

News

July 2024

Team Pinckney Wins 2024 USYMRC for the Rose Cup

Chris Poole (USA) Wins 30th Match Cup Sweden World Tour Event

 

Donate to the Match Racing Fund

Interested in supporting the future of match racing in the United States? Consider donating to the David Storrs Match Racing Fund here.

Calendars

Click on the links below:

2024 Master Regatta Calendar

2024 Master Clinic Calendar

2024 USMRC Qualifier Series Critical Data Sheet

2024 Youth Match Racing World Championship Application

2024 Youth Match Racing Opportunities

World Sailing Match Racing Calendar

 

Crew Finder

Here are two links that are intended to help you find a crew for match racing, and to help you be asked to join a team for a match racing event.

  1. Click here if you want to be on the crew list
  2. Look here if you are looking for crew

Top Ten List

Below is a ranking of U.S. match racers based on their most recent World Sailing ranking.

Women's Rankings (8 of the skippers are in the top 50 world-wide; World rankings are among Women)

As of July 1, 2024

1. Nicole Breault (11 in the World)
2. Allie Blecher (13 in the World)
3. Janel Zarkowsky (15 in the World)
4. Bridget Groble (18 in the World)
5. Siena Nichols (23 in the World)
6. Marilyn Cassedy (26 in the World)
7. Hailey Thompson (35 in the World)
8. Julia Jaynes (45 in the World)
9. Liz Hjorth (62 in the World)
10. Gloria Kevliciute (63 in the World)

Open Rankings (10 of the skippers are in the top 50 world-wide)

As of July 1, 2024

1. Chris Poole (1 in the World)
2. Gavin Brady (12 in the World)
3. Cormac Murphy (19 in the World)
4. Ryan Seago (21 in the World)
5. Nicole Breault (23 in the World)
6. Peter Holz (24 in the World)
7. Pearson Potts (25 in the World)
8. Dave Hood (29 in the World)
9. Lionel Crear (38 in the World)
10. Jeffrey Petersen (40 in the World)

Youth Rankings (10 of the skippers are in the top 50 world-wide)

As of July 1, 2024

1. Jeffrey Petersen (3 in the World)
2. Morgan Pinckney (6 in the World)
3. Siena Nichols (16 in the World)
4. Justin Callahan (30 in the World)
5. Hamilton Barclay (32 in the World)
6. Dylan Sih (33 in the World)
7. Noah Stapleton (35 in the World)
8. Alex Lech (36 in the World)
9. Jack Egan (38 in the World)
10. Alex Stordahl (41 in the World)

 

The Dial Up - the free North American match racing e-newsletter

Click here to receive The Dial Up and to read archived editions. The Dial Up is a FREE e-newsletter covering all things Match Racing in North America. The  e-newsletter features:

  • a master calendar of match racing regattas and clinics in North America
  • promotion of upcoming major events
  • regatta results
  • coaching tips
  • links to cool videos and websites

The Dial Up Archive 

 

 

The 2021-2024 Racing Rules for Match Racing (Appendix C)

North U Welcome to Match Racing 101 and Match Racing Master Class Series

In the Spring of 2020, Dave Perry led two free match racing series hosted by North U and supported by the generosity of the David Storrs family. One was a four session series called Welcome to Match Racing 101, which explained what match racing was and how each aspect worked (Prestart, Upwind & Downwind legs, Marks and Penalty System). The other was a nine session series called Match Racing Master Class, which was an advanced in-depth discussion of the rules, tactics and strategies of the four major aspects of the discipline.

200 sailors and race officials from 15 countries participated in the Welcome to Match Racing 101 series; and 250 sailors and race officials from 14 countries participated in the Master Class series.

The recordings from each session, along with the combined Chat Room transcripts of each session, are located at the link below. You are welcome to share this link with other sailors, race officials and race organizers who may be interested in learning more about match racing.

Welcome to Match Racing 101 Class Session Topics...

session 1 - Match Racing Tactics & Strategies – the Prestart

session 2 - Match Racing Tactics & Strategies – Upwind & Downwind Legs

session 3 - Match Racing Tactics & Strategies – Mark Roundings

session 4 - Match Racing Tactics & Strategies – Penalty Killing

Match Racing Master Class Session Topics...

session 1 – Rules & Tactics in the Prestart

session 2 - Rules & Tactics on the Beats & Windward Mark

session 3 - Rules & Tactics on the Runs & Leeward Mark/Finish

session 4 - Best Strategies & Tactics for the Prestart

session 5 - Best Strategies & Tactics for the Beats & Windward Mark

session 6 - Best Strategies & Tactics for the Runs & Leeward Mark/Finish

session 7 – Rules & Tactics in the Penalty System

session 8 - Best Strategies & Tactics in the Penalty System

North U Match Racing 101 and Master Class Series recordings and transcripts:

North U Match Racing Series Recordings

"A compressed file of the North U Match Racing Master Class Series recordings and transcripts"

North U Match Racing Playbook by Dave Perry

The North U Match Racing Playbook by Dave Perry, updated for the current rules, is now available for free online, thanks to the generosity of the David Storrs family and the support for match racing from North U. The Playbook contains six chapters that explain match racing tactics from the Prestart through the Penalty Killing System. In addition, the Playbook contains seven pages of drills for one and two boats, and a page of match racing resources.

To read the North U Match Racing Playbook:

https://northu.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MatchRacingPlaybook.pdf

If you would like a paperback edition of the North U Match Racing Playbook:

https://northu.com/product/match-racing-playbook/

Match Racing Committee