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US SAILING Communications Manager
US SAILING spent a considerable amount of time over the past two years talking to sailors around the country, getting their thoughts and suggestions on how to improve our championships and make them more sailor-friendly. As a result, US SAILING is excited to announce some important changes to our national championship series.
U.S. Singlehanded Championships
This event has added a new division for women 16 or older. The women will race in Laser Radials and the men will sail in Lasers. This year’s championship will be held at the Pensacola Yacht Club (Fla.) on July 29 – August 1.
U.S. Multihull Championship / U.S. Youth Multihull Championship
Another change has been introduced for the multihull events. Recognizing that multihull sailing is often a family affair, the U.S. Youth Multihull will precede the adult championship and the youth winner will qualify for the adult championship. The U.S. Youth Multihull Championship and U.S. Multihull Championship will be raced out of the Houston Yacht Club in late May, beginning May 21.
U.S. Junior Sailing Championships / U.S. Youth Sailing Championships
The summer junior championship series has a new line-up: Sailors will start at the bottom of the pyramid and work their way to the top. This format gives sailors the entire summer to train either through their local events, Chubb Clinics, area eliminations and/or championships. Sailors should arrive at the U.S. Junior Sailing Championships and/or U.S. Youth Sailing Championships at the top of their game.
U.S. Men's Sailing Championship / U.S. Women's Sailing Championship
The U.S. Men’s Championship for the Mallory Trophy and the U.S. Women’s Championship for the Adams Cup merged on a permanent basis and formed one committee to run the event. In the past, the two events were run together only on odd-numbered years. The US SAILING Center Sheboygan will host the event in 2010 on the shores of Lake Michigan on September 22 -25. Eliminations for these championships are predominately open to all sailors, although some regional restrictions apply.
We encourage all clubs and junior sailing programs to explore the many championship events and clinics scheduled for 2010. To learn more about all of US SAILING’s championship series, visit our website at http://championships.ussailing.org.
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