US Sailing Announces Registration Open for Junior Women’s Championships

Registration is now open for the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship and U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship. The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Leiter Trophy is scheduled for July 8 – 13, 2019, at Richmond Yacht Club (Richmond, Calif.). The U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy is July 19 – 24, 2019 at the San Diego Yacht Club (San Diego, Calif.). Both of the championships will feature two days of clinic instruction led by US Sailing endorsed high-performance coaches and three days of competitive racing.

New fleet additions for the 2019 Championships include a Laser 4.7 fleet for the Leiter and a 29er fleet for the Ida Lewis. Other fleets represented at the regattas are Club 420s and Laser Radials.

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Potts, Yankee Creole Race Team Wins U.S. Match Racing Championship

Pearson Potts (Newport, R.I.) won the Prince of Wales Bowl at the 2018 U.S. Match Racing Championship after three days of intense racing this weekend in Chicago. Potts and his all-american crew won the overall Championship this year after claiming the title of National Champions in 2017.

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Draheim, Favela Capture Championship of Champions

Bill Draheim (Royse City, Texas) and Rod Favela (Heath, Texas) rode a string of three victories in four races to win the 44th Championship of Champions regatta, a US Sailing Championship event. Hosted by the Atlanta Yacht Club and raced in the Y-Flyer, Draheim and Favela won with the low score of 22 points, good for 23-point victory.

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US Sailing to Stream 2018 U.S. Match Racing Championship on Facebook Live

Sailing’s version of “one-on-one” competition will seize the spotlight this week as the energy and passion of match racing takes center stage in Chicago. The 51st U.S. Match Racing Championship, hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club, features ten talented teams comprised of both men and women skippers and crew, who will race for the coveted Prince of Wales Bowl over three days.

Watch live streaming of the racing with commentary from hosts Josh Toso and Laura Beigel on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. Follow US Sailing on Facebook for live streaming updates and alerts.

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Mike Ingham Looks to Capture Third Title at Championship of Champions

Two-time event champion Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y.) and International Women’s Keelboat Champion Megan Ploch (Pelham, N.Y.) headline the 44th Championship of Champions regatta. Best described as a melting pot for one-design class champions, the regatta begins Friday, Oct. 19, at the Atlanta Yacht Club (Acworth, Ga.) with 17 crews set to battle for the Jack Brown Trophy.

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Hinman Trophy Decided on Final Match in Cleveland

Cleveland’s revamped and re-energized waterfront was fully realized this weekend, and the sport of sailing, team racing to be specific, was the featured attraction. The winning team, Boss, composed of mostly Hobart and William Smith Colleges alumni sailors stole the show on Sunday to capture the elusive Hinman Trophy.

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Hanson, ILYA Crew Dominate U.S. Adult Sailing Championship

Michael Hanson (Wayzata, Minn.) and crew turned a 56-year drought on its ear this weekend when they won the 63rd U.S. Adult Sailing Championship. They didn’t just turn it on its ear, they ran it over, back and forth. Hanson, Tim Siemers (Maple Grove, Minn.) and Mark Swift (St. Paul, Minn.) dominated the regatta, posting the low score of 53 points to win the coveted Mallory Trophy.

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US Sailing to Stream 2018 U.S. Team Racing Championship on Facebook Live

Fans can watch the action in real-time this week from Cleveland, Ohio at the 2018 U.S. Team Racing Championship for the historic George R. Hinman Trophy. This US Sailing National Championship is hosted by The Foundry, Cleveland’s Community Rowing and Sailing Center, featuring three days of racing from September 28-30. US Sailing’s Facebook Live coverage will take place on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. Follow US Sailing on Facebook for live streaming alerts.

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Benz Faget Takes Aim at 4th U.S. Adult Sailing Championships

The 63rd U.S. Adult Sailing Championship begins Wednesday at the Wayzata Yacht Club with three-time winner Benz Faget (Metairie, La.) looking to tie the record for most victories in the legendary, US Sailing championship.

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Nicole Breault Wins Third U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship

Nicole Breault ran the table at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, August 24-26. Without a single loss, Breault and her St. Francis Yacht Club crew of Molly Carapiet, Hannah Burroughs and Karen Loutzenheiser successfully defended their 2016 title.

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