NEW JERSEY CITY, N.J. (October 9, 2015) – The Manhattan skyline will act as the perfect backdrop for one of US Sailing’s most historic championships this Columbus Day weekend. Sailors from as far west as Hawaii and as far south as Florida will race over three days for the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy at the 2015 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship.
Sailing is one of the few sports where age is no limitation to competitive advantage. Fourteen teams comprised of both men and women ranging in age from 19 to 69 will race J/24 class sailboats in New York Harbor beginning Saturday, October 10 through Monday, October 12. First raced in 1952, the 2015 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship is hosted by Manhattan Yacht Club. Regional Sailing Associations (RSA) have selected their respective teams to compete.
While the sailors will be competing under the gaze of the Statue of Liberty, viewing will be available from the shoreline of Liberty Park and from Ellis Island. This year’s event will include at least one past winner, Paul Wilson from New York. He will represent the Southern Massachusetts Sailing Association. Find out how you can be a spectator this weekend.
Media & Coverage
- For standings, photos, Twitter updates, and more information from the 2015 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship, please visit the event website. Participate in the conversation this week on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #MalloryTrophy15.
- Friday, October 9: Registration and Practice
- Saturday, October 10 – Monday, October 12: First race warning signals at 10:00 am
Prizes on the Line
- First place team will be presented the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy
- Top three teams will receive US Sailing medals – Gold, Silver, Bronze
- The Royal Victoria Trophy is awarded for excellence in seamanship
- The Staton J. Peele, Jr. Trophy voted upon by the sailors is awarded for sportsmanship
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