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Calendars

Click on the links below:

2024 Master Regatta Calendar

2024 Master Clinic Calendar

2024 USMRC Qualifier Series Critical Data Sheet

2023 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

David Storrs US Sailing Match Racing Grant Program

The US Sailing Match Racing Committee is thrilled to offer a competitive grant program for selected teams interested in match racing in the U.S. at a high level. The program provides reimbursement up to $5,000 per team to pay for expenses such as entry fees, travel expenses and lodging for one full calendar year. 1 male skipper and 1 female skipper will be selected. In addition, the grant program provides a mentor who will be available as needed to share veteran advice to ensure a successful match racing campaign.

  • Open to anyone with a sincere interest in match racing between the ages of 19 and 29 is encouraged to apply.
  • Key Dates- have been extended:
    • January 15th: Applications Open
    • April 1st: Applications Close
    • April 1-15th: Reference checks and team interviews as needed
    • April 15th: Grant awardees announced
For all the details on this great program and how to apply for a grant, Click Here
Grant Form Application

Top Ten List

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

Women's Rankings (7 of the skippers are in the top 50 world-wide; World rankings are among Women)

As of January 1, 2024

  1. Nicole Breault (5 in the World)
  2. Janel Zarkowsky (15 in the World)
  3. Allie Blecher (18 in the World)
  4. Bridget Groble (24 in the World)
  5. Marilyn Cassedy (32 in the World)
  6. Siena Nichols (34 in the World)
  7. Danielle Gallo (50 in the World)
  8. Liz Hjorth (62 in the World)
  9. Alexis Gesualdo (63 in the World)
  10. Gloria Kevliciute (64 in the World)

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

As of January 1, 2024

  1. Chris Poole (1 in the World)
  2. Nicole Breault (12 in the World)
  3. Cormac Murphy (13 in the World)
  4. Jeffrey Petersen (17 in the World)
  5. Peter Holz (18 in the World)
  6. Pearson Potts (20 in the World)
  7. Christopher Weis (24 in the World)
  8. Dave Hood (30 in the World)
  9. Gavin Brady (37 in the World)
  10. Scott DeCurtis (39 in the World)

 

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

As of January 1, 2024

  1. Jeffrey Petersen (4 in the World)
  2. Morgan Pinckney (6 in the World)
  3. Max Brennan (19 in the World)
  4. Justin Callahan (20 in the World)
  5. Liam O’Keefe (26 in the World)
  6. Dylan Sih (36 in the World)
  7. Alex Lech (37 in the World)
  8. Chapman Petersen (38 in the World)
  9. Jack Egan (39 in the World)
  10. Noah Stapleton (40 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