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Jake Fish, US SAILING Communications Manager
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The 2010 U.S. Men's and Women's Championships, a US SAILING Adult National Championship event.
Hosted by the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan (Wis.) on Lake Michigan.
Racing begins Thursday, September 23 and ends on Sunday, September 26, 2010… Racing begins daily at 10:00 a.m. CST.
Nine triplehanded men’s teams competing in Sonars… Ten triplehanded women’s teams competing in Lightnings.
• Sailors qualified for these national championships through Area Eliminations or by resume.
• For a full list of competitors, please view the roster.
HOW TO LEARN MORE
Please visit the event web site for standings, daily reports, photo galleries, and more.
HOW TO GET UPDATES
Get up-to-the minute updates on results, sailing conditions, racing schedule, and more by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Women - The U.S. Women’s Sailing Championship for the Adams Cup was originated in 1924, and believed to be the first women’s championship ever held in the world - surely the first in North America. Past winners include sailing icons - Betsy Alison, Sally Lindsay Honey, Allison Jolly, Timothea Larr, Cory Sertl, and Jody Swanson.
Men - Founded in 1952, the U.S. Men’s Sailing Championship for the Mallory Trophy has a long history of crowning sailing legends such as Buddy Melges, Jr., Cornelius Shields, John Kolius, Dave Ullman, and six-time champion Scott Young.
LAST YEAR’S WINNERS
Women – Amy Kleinschrodt (Buccaneer Yacht Club)… Men – Andrew Eagan (Bay Waveland Yacht Club).
*Defending champions Amy Kleinschrodt and her crewmates Sara and Ashley Hall are returning to defend their 2009 women’s championship.
• The Clifford D. Mallory Trophy is awarded to the team placing first at the U.S. Men’s Sailing Championship.
• The Royal Victoria Trophy is awarded for Seamanship at the U.S. Men’s Sailing Championship.
• The Staton J. Peele Jr. Trophy is awarded for Sportsmanship (as voted by the sailors) at the U.S. Men’s Sailing Championship.
• The Mrs. Charles Francis Adams Trophy is awarded to the team placing first at the U.S. Women’s Sailing Championship.
• The Mrs. Willis D. Wood Trophy is awarded to the team placing second at the U.S. Women’s Sailing Championship.
• The Alexander Gest Trophy is awarded to the team placing third at the U.S. Women’s Sailing Championship.
• The Francis McElwain Wakeman Sportsmanship Award is presented to the skipper or crew which best exemplifies sportsmanship both on and off the water at the U.S. Women’s Sailing Championship.
Rolex Watch U.S.A.
Dry Creek Vineyard
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership 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 AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
About Rolex Watch U.S.A.
Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders in 1958, the company has consistently recognized and encouraged excellence in every important arena of competitive sailing, including US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics preparation, US SAILING championships, disabled sailing, offshore, one-design and women's events.
About Dry Creek Vineyard
Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard is located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, just outside of the charming wine country town of Healdsburg. The winery is known for producing some of California’s finest Fumé Blancs and Zinfandels. In addition to these “flagships,” Dry Creek Vineyard is also known for excellent Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. In 1997, the family released a new vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon from their estate Endeavour vineyard. Then, beginning with the 2004 vintage, the family introduced a new proprietary blend called The Mariner. Each wine has redefined the concept of terroir as the winery continues shape their portfolio for future success. Dry Creek Vineyard owns over 200 acres of vineyard land, primarily in Dry Creek Valley and the Russian River Valley. For more information on Dry Creek Vineyard please visit www.drycreekvineyard.com.