U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship – Day 1 Report

Chubb JrCorona del Mar, Calif. (June 19, 2015) – U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup, hosted by Balboa Yacht Club, got underway early this afternoon off Newport Beach. The 12 teams completed 8 of the 11 flights in the Stage 1 Round Robin. The US Sailing National Championship runs through Sunday.

The start of racing today was postponed for about an hour due to insufficient wind. Teams raced in light breezes ranging between 4 and 6 knots early this afternoon. Winds picked up to approximately 8 to 10 knots later in the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies and late afternoon cloud coverage with diminished winds to close out the day. Racing was called for the day at 5pm PDT.

The returning 2014 champions got off to a perfect start. The home team from Balboa Yacht Club – Christophe Killian, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin earned eight points in as many races. Complete Standings & Results

Competitors List with Sail Numbers:

(4) Jack Barton, skipper, Sammy Shea and Jackson Ritter – San Francisco Yacht Club, CA
(9) Sean Cornell, skipper, Scott Ewing and Peter Sterflinger – Centerpointe Yacht Club, NY
(6) William Curtiss, skipper, Colin Richards and Mark Davis – Chicago Yacht Club
(3) Colin Kennedy, skipper, Alec Caterson and Austin Colpaert – Oakcliffe Sailing Center, NY
(7) Christophe Killian, skipper, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin – Balboa Yacht Club, CA
(10) Jack Parkin, skipper, Wiley Rogers, Max Brill and Sean Walsh – Riverside Yacht Club, Connecticutt
(12) Nicolas Serti, skipper, Hugh McGillivray, and Peter McMilan – Rochester Yacht Club,NY
(5) Scott Sinks, skipper, Andy Reiter and Storm Brown – San Diego Yacht Club, CA
(11) Jack Thompson, skipper, Wells Drayton and Robert Garrett – Newport Harbor Yacht Club, CA
(1) Conrad Vandlik, skipper, Carl Eaton, Jackson Connell and Ashley Huynh – Minnetonka Yacht Club, MN
(8) Christopher Weils, skipper, Roberto Stevens and Alex Burrow – Del Rey Yacht Club, CA
(2) Dane Wilson, skipper, Soren Wilde and Cuyler Zimmerman – Santa Barbara Yacht Club, CA

Media & Coverage

  • For video highlights from Chris Love (to be posted Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings), photos, Twitter updates, and more information from the 2015 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship, please visit the event website.
  • For breaking news and race results, follow us on Twitter @RoseCup2015. Use hashtag – #RoseCup15 – to participate in the conversation throughout the championship.
  • Daily Pilot – Killian seeks repeat in Rose Cup

Social Media Highlights from Thursday & Friday

What’s on the line?

  • The top three skippers will receive an automatic invitation to the 49th annual Governor’s Cup to be held at Balboa Yacht Club on July 20-25, 2015.
  • The top finishing skipper will qualify for the Oakcliff Sailing (NY) Halloween Invitational in Match 40s on October 30 to November 1, 2015.

Event Schedule

  • Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21: First Signal for racing scheduled for 11:00 am PDT.

Racing Format and Venue

  • The venue will be the Pacific Ocean off Newport Beach, California.
  • The course will be windward/leeward with starboard roundings, downwind finish, and a gate for the leeward roundings.
  • Stage 1: Round Robin
  • Stage 2: Quarterfinals/Semifinals/Final Knockout Series and Consolation Races


  • The Rose Cup is the perpetual trophy presented to the winning team.
  • US Sailing medals will be awarded to the competitors who finish first through third.
  • The Nick Scandone Sportsmanship Award is the perpetual trophy presented for good sportsmanship.

Competitor Notes

  • Last year’s champions are competing this week – Christophe Killian (Newport Beach, Calif.), Harrison Vandervort (Costa Mesa, Calif.), Jack Martin (Newport Beach, Calif.)
  • List of Teams (subject to change)

The U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship is sponsored by US Sailing national sponsors Gill North America and Switlik. This championship is supported locally by sponsors Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association, North U, Harken, Maritime Sciences & Seamanship Foundation, Cannon Building, Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets, Island Marine Fuel and William’s Electric.

Contact: Jake Fish, US Sailing Communications Manager, jakefish@ussailing.org

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About Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, GA is the exclusive importer and distributor of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, US and Canada. Gill is a worldwide apparel and accessories brand serving the marine industry with over three decades of experience. Gill specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company develops and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear. Gill products are available through hundreds of independent dealers and select West Marine Stores. For further information, please contact: Gary Barker at 941 505 2111 or gary.barker@gillna.com.

About Switlik
Established in 1920, Switlik Parachute Co. has been owned and operated by the Switlik family for four generations and is known worldwide as a manufacturer of the highest quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation, marine, and military/government markets. Our capabilities include a wide variety of anti-exposure and anti-g suits, inflatable life rafts, inflatable life vests, inflation systems and other specialty textile-based military equipment all manufactured at our 85,000 sq. ft facility located in Trenton, NJ USA. www.switlik.com