19 Teams Entered for U.S. Multihull Championship

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Competitors from across the country will descend on Newport, Rhode Island for the U.S. Multihull Championship, held by Sail Newport August 25-28. The championship will be raced in Formula 18 (F18) catamarans, guaranteed to bring lots of action to Narragansett Bay.  

Event registrants include past winners and esteemed members of the sailing community. One name to watch out for is 2018 F18 World Champion Michael Easton and crew Chris Manson-Hing, who are looking to claim a second U.S. Multihull Championship title.  

2019 North American Champion Robbie Daniel will be in attendance with crew Walter Lauridsen. The pair is also looking to win a second Multihull Championship, having cinched the title in 2006.

Racing is due to start at 11:00 ET each day. Follow the action with live updates on the US Sailing Facebook and Instagram pages.

The trophy was established in 1986 and named the Alter Trophy in honor of Hobie Alter, Sr. and his extraordinary promotion of one-design multihull sailing and racing programs. It is intended to determine a U.S. national multihull champion and is sailed annually in various types of multihulls. 

US Sailing would like to thank National Sponsors Gill Marine and Regatta Craft Mixers, as well as hosts Sail Newport, the F18 Association, and the Narragansett Adult Athletic Sailing Association (NAASA) for their support of the U.S. Multihull Championship.