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

Historic Hinman Trophy on the Line in Cleveland

Event Coverage & Social Media –

  • Facebook Live: Watch live streaming of the racing with commentary on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. Follow US Sailing on Facebook for live streaming updates and alerts.
  • For results and standings, photos, and more information from the 2018 U.S. Team Racing Championship, please visit the event website.
  • Use Hashtag – #Hinman18 – to engage in conversation about the Championship on social media.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 26, 2018) – 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.

First held in 1981, the U.S. Team Racing Championship remains one of the hottest events in the country. This year’s Championship features an impressive list of accomplished teams and experienced team racers, many of whom have competed in and won this Championship in years past. From top-notch one-design sailors in fleet racing circles to current and former high-level college sailors and coaches, this US Sailing National Championship attracts a wide range of sailors, both men and women.

This year’s entry list features active college sailors, coaches and alumni from major programs including, Old Dominion, College of Charleston, Stanford, Roger Williams, Yale, Brown, Virginia, Dartmouth, Hobart and William Smith, and others. Jet Lag, composed of Stanford alumni, will return all six of their sailors from last year’s team that won the title in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Here is the list of teams competing this week.

This premier team racing event in the United States is an invitational event. Interested teams applied by resume and international teams are invited to compete. The Championship is raced in three-boat/six-person teams (three skippers and three crews). Teams will be racing the 420E from Zim Sailing. The 420E features enclosed deck technology ideal for high school and college sailing.

Racing Format and Course Area (subject to change) –

  • Qualifying Round Robin Series
  • Gold/Silver Round Robin Seeding Series
  • Knock-out Series – Top 4 Teams: Semifinals, Finals, Petit Finals

*The racing area(s) will be in Cleveland Harbor or Lake Erie.

Team racing is one of the most popular disciplines in sailing. Over 100 races can be sailed in just a few days. Races, or flights, are shorter than traditional race courses and are raced on a “Digital N” course. Three flights can race simultaneously with teams swapping out after each race with each team wearing a unique identifying pinny or bib.

The regatta was initiated by Sailing World magazine, and after years of growth and popularity, the event was adopted by US Sailing and became known as the U.S. Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman Trophy. The trophy was donated in recognition of George R. Hinman’s many years of service and contributions to sailing.

The 2018 U.S. Team Racing Championship is sponsored by Gill North America and Hobie Polarized.

US Sailing Media Contact: Jake Fish,

About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit

About Gill North America
Gill was an idea born on the water. In 1975 our founder, Nick Gill, was a keen sailor who utilised his father’s factory in Nottingham to begin production of truly capable sailing apparel. Kit that could be both protective and comfortable. We develop and test all our garments and we’ve grown to become one of the leading marine apparel brands in the world. We’ve equipped round-the-world teams when they’ve won prestigious ocean races, as well as Olympians to get them on the podium. Inspired by our nautical heritage we’ve also developed lifestyle clothing that can be worn anywhere, but which is still engineered with a marine pedigree. Today our garments utilise a range of cutting-edge technologies, from Activated Carbon baselayers to SuperFabric™, the most abrasive-resistant fabric in the world. At sea, saltwater comes at you from everywhere, so our clothing is tested in-house and on the water to withstand the very worst.

That means whatever environment you find yourself in – sea, shore or inland – we’ve already engineered the kit to perform for you. Contact: Tim DeWitt, Sales & Marketing Associate at or 678-730-5597.

About Hobie Polarized
Hobie Polarized is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of polarized eyewear. The brand’s innovative lens technology allows total glare reduction, 100% UV protection, enhances contrast and provides optimum visual acuity. The company’s products are sold worldwide and are used by watermen at all skill and lifestyle levels. The Hobie Polarized headquarters is located in Plainview, New York. For further information, please visit the company’s website at