U.S. Youth Sailing Championship Launches Sunday in Wrightsville Beach

U.S. Youth Championship

Media Advisory

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (June 24, 2018) – The premier sailing event for youth sailors in the United States gets underway on Sunday in the first of four days of racing at the 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by the Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

– Dates: June 24 – 27, 2018

– Location: Carolina Yacht Club, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

– This year’s Championship features six events and 145 of the top young sailors in the country. Entry List

– Events – 29er, International 420, Laser, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, Techno 293 Plus

– This Championship will serve as the final tune-up regatta for the Youth Worlds Team prior to the 2018 Youth World Sailing Championships, hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club on July 14-21.

– Event Website: https://www.ussailing.org/competition/championships/u-s-youth-championship/

– Results/Standings – https://www.regattatoolbox.com/results?eventID=OAEoEMdNdP 

– Facebook Live racing coverage this Tuesday and Wednesday – https://www.facebook.com/USSAILING/

– For updates from the racing venue, follow US Sailing on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ussailing) and #YouthChamps18.

– Highlights from last year’s championship – https://youtu.be/ZwA18dTZgYg

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

The 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships are sponsored by Gill and Hobie Polarized.

One more day before @ussailing #youthchamps18 kicks off #cycnc #juniorsailing

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About the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships
The U.S. Youth Sailing Championships is the pinnacle event for youth sailing in the United States. Annually, this US Sailing National Championship welcomes the top competitive U.S. youth sailors under 20, both young women and men, in multiple classes to race over four days.

As with all US Sailing Junior and Youth National Championships, competitors will receive world-class event management and support. The 2018 U.S. Youth Championships will be run by a team of experienced judges, coaches and race officers who will provide high quality racing for America’s top youth talent. Since the first edition of the Youth Champs in 1973, the regatta has served as a transformative step for young sailors who aspire to reach the highest levels of sailing. U.S. Youth Championship participants fill the rosters of successful college sailing programs and routinely achieve All-American status. The Youth Champs is also part of the pathway for ambitious athletes who hope to earn a place on the US Sailing Team, and ultimately at the Olympic Games.

About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the National Governing Body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Bristol, 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 www.ussailing.org.

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