Requests for invitation must be received by Sunday, April 30
For the first time ever, the skipper that wins the 2013 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship (USWMRC) will get an automatic invitation to the entire Open Grade 2 Grand Slam Series. The winning skipper will also earn a spot to compete at the New York Women’s Invitational, the only U.S. stop on the Women's International Match Race Series (WIMRS). And to top it off, they will also receive an invitation to the open U.S. Match Race Championship (USMRC) Finals.
First, you have to win the Women’s Championship...
The USWMRC will be held on June 13-16 at the Chicago Match Race Center. Ten teams will be invited for a day-and-a-half long clinic and practice in the TOM28s, followed by over two days of racing. Our focus is to reach out to new match racers and help bridge the gap between the open and women's match racing circuits. Requests for invitation must be received by April 14, 2013 on the event website.
Winner to receive an invitation to the Open Grand Slam Series…
The organizers of all four Grade 2 Grand Slam events have offered an invitation to the winning skipper of the USWMRC. This opportunity is unprecedented, and offers a unique opportunity for the Championship team to sail against top-ranked international open skippers on consecutive weekends in August and September in Chicago, Detroit, Manhasset Bay and Oyster Bay, N.Y. If the Champion is unable to attend all four events, drop-downs will be considered.
World’s best to compete at Oakcliff…
The winner will also receive an invitation to the inaugural Women's International Match Race Series’ only North American stop at Oakcliff in Oyster Bay, N.Y. on July 11-14. This event will have $10,000 in prize money, which counts towards the total $50,000 prize pool for the series.
Compete for the Open Match Race title at the U.S. Match Race Championship…
Top U.S. open teams will be competing for the title of US Match Racing Champion, and an automatic invite to the 2014 Grade 3 Ficker Cup, which itself is a qualifier for the 2014 Open Grade 1 Congressional Cup. This gives one lucky women’s team the opportunity to hold both the US Open and Women’s Championship titles!
The prizes up for grab at this year’s USWMRC are unprecedented, and will ensure an outstanding field of competitors. We are also excited to be able to invite ten teams, allowing room for up and coming match racers to test their mettle against the best the US has to offer.
Request an invitation today on the event website.
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Contact: Jake Fish, US Sailing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401.683.0800 x614
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 Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.