An Insider’s Look at Team Racing in the United States  

With the recent proposal by World Sailing for a 2v2 event in the Olympics, team racing seems to be having a moment. From Optis to Grandmaster racing, there’s opportunity for everyone to get involved with this growing discipline. Below, we highlight some of the many great team racing events across different age groups and types of boats. 

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Positive Changes: The Rise of the Women’s Keelboat Team Race Circuit 

Back in 2004, the first U.S. women’s dinghy team race took place with three teams competing (really, it was only 2.5 teams), but the ball started rolling. At the time, most summer and post-college dinghy racing was done in V15s, but because there weren’t many female boat owners, events had to be held in supplied boats. College venues were the perfect plug-and-play option. The Chix Only Team Race blossomed over the next few years, regularly attracting 12-16 teams. From there, women’s team race regattas were added to the College Sailing schedule. Now, a Women’s Team Racing National Championship will debut in 2022. Positive changes are happening. 

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COVID Shut Down Provides Growth Opportunity For Newport Harbor Team Racing 

For over a decade during the month of April, the Newport Beach turning basin turns into a team race sanctuary. For a week, locals will hear starting horns, umpire whistles and plenty of screaming. To the Newport Beach Peninsula, it is spring break on the water. But in April of 2020, there wasn’t a sound being made. In fact, as I stood at the corner of Bay Island and looked out, there wasn’t one boat on the water being used. We had to change that.  

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Super Finish at 2015 U.S. Team Racing Championship

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 27, 2015) – Chesapeake Bay featured an array of colorful sails in Zim 15 sailboats comprised of teams wearing custom designed pinnies - a trademark of the U.S. Team Racing Championship. On Sunday, an exciting knockout series featuring quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds determined who would stake claim to the historic George…Read More

Team Racing Takes the Spotlight in Annapolis

2015 U.S. Team Racing Championship Preview ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 23, 2015) – The ultimate show of teamwork in sailing will be on display this week at the 2015 U.S. Team Racing Championship, hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club. Former U.S. Team Racing Champions, collegiate All-Americans, new teams, and an impressive pool of sailors who have…Read More

Defending Champs Repeat as Hinman Winners

Video Highlights from Day 3 Meet the Teams - with Katie Nastro Picture Slideshow from Flickr Created with flickr slideshow.   MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (September 28, 2014) – The final day of the 2014 U.S. Team Racing Championship ended up being a half day of sailing due to a complete shutdown of the wind. However, the…Read More

U.S Team Racing Championship Day 1 Report

Created with flickr slideshow.   MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (September 26, 2014) – The first day of the three day U.S. Team Racing Championship featured sunny skies and a light 5-7 knot southeasterly breeze. With tremendous teamwork from the Race Committee and Umpires the competitors were able to complete 58 races. Susie Schnieder, PRO, commented, "We got in as…Read More

U.S. Team Racing Championship Day 2 Report

Video highlights from Day 2 Check out the colorful slideshow through Flickr Created with flickr slideshow. MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (September 27, 2014) – It was a picturesque  day on Marblehead Harbor with plenty of sunshine for the second day of the U.S. Team Racing Championship. Once again, a lack of consistent breeze made for a challenging day for…Read More

U.S. Team Racing Championship to Serve as Qualifier for ISAF Worlds

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (September 24, 2014) – The stakes are high at the U.S. Team Racing Championship this week in Marblehead. Hosted by the Eastern Yacht Club, the U.S. Team Racing Championship serves as the U.S. Qualifier for the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship. This three day championship begins this Friday, September 26 and concludes…Read More