Contact: Jake Fish
US Sailing Communications Manager
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (April 2, 2012) - The Pensacola Beach Yacht Club in Pensacola Beach, Fla. has been selected to host US Sailing’s 2012 U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy on November 15-18.
US Sailing recently conducted a nationwide survey to gather feedback from the nation’s multihull sailors, and made changes to the format of the U.S. Multihull Championship to better meet the needs of the sailors. This year’s event will run over a weekend and will be an open event, raced in Formula 16s.
“We wish to welcome sailors, families, and guests to the historic Pensacola Bay, so that they may enjoy these challenging conditions,” said Bert Rice, Chairman of the U.S. Multihull Championship Committee.
Registration period runs from August 1 to October 19. Eligible winners of Area Semifinals will receive a discount on their entry fee. An early bird discount of $100 will apply to those sailors who register by October 1. Housing will be provided for sailors submit requests by October 1. Information about charters will be posted on the event website.