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2017 TEAM USA Applications - I-420 Qualification Standings

To all US I-420 Class Association Members,

Linked here is the list of the qualification standings for the I-420 sailors registered as Class Members thru the latest completed points event – the Mid-Winters Championship held at Miami Yacht Club.

Also linked here is the Regatta Application & Data Form, which must be sent (via E-Mail in PDF format) by all applicants to the US I-420 Class Office by March 25, 2017.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THIS MEMO BEFORE YOU SEND IN AN APPLICATION TO JOIN THE TEAM FOR EITHER THE 2017 EUROPEAN OR THE Jr. EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP.
Invitations to compete in the Championship Regattas will not be sent out to individual teams as in the past. If you wish to be considered to compete, Teams must send in an Application Form.

NOTE:
1) Skippers must make their application with the name of the crew they intend to sail with
2) All applications must be received by the US I-420 Class office by March 25, 2017 (sent in PDF format to info@usi420.org)
3) Be aware of the age/birthdate of your team member so you make the right Fleet choice
4) Each Team must choose the specific Fleet they are applying to sail in:
European Championship
a) OPEN FLEET (any combination of sailors except two women)
b) WOMEN’S FLEET (two women sailors only)
c) U17 OPEN FLEET (any combination of sailors UNDER AGE 17)
d) U17 WOMEN’S FLEET (two women sailors UNDER AGAE 17)
Jr. European Championship
a) OPEN FLEET (any combination of sailors – men or women)
b) U17 OPEN FLEET (any combination of sailors UNDER AGE 17)
5) Each Team must choose the Fleet they wish to sail in to be chosen – you will NOT be able to change Fleet choices once you have made application
6) If you are qualified by points to compete in either of the Championship events and choose not to apply, PLEASE NOTIFY THE CLASS OFFICE IMMEDIATELY
7) If a team is a top qualifier by points and under the age of 17 for these events, you have a choice to sail in either the Regular Fleet or the U17 Fleet
8) Once you apply with a team-mate and for some reason a replacement is needed, you must submit a request to the US I-420 Class Association Selection Committee to get approval for the replacement – team-mate replacement it is not automatic – NO EXCEPTIONS.
9) Because all teams that are qualified may not choose to compete, any team wishing to apply to join the team should do so NOW – do not wait to be invited.

We look forward to getting your applications as soon as possible.

Congratulations to you all.

Larry R. Law
Volunteer President
U.S. I-420 Class Association
Team USA - Int'l Sailing Team
1048 Irvine Avenue, Suite 628
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-650-2928
949-650-2927 (f)
info@usi420.org
www.usi420.org

US I420 PCC's Wrap Up

Day 2 of the I-420 Pacific Coast Championship dawned with a moderate marine layer covering most of the coast in Southern California.  There was some concern that the moderate breeze of Day 1 which started early in the day and held well into the late afternoon might not materialize – but the local weather forecast was promising a slightly later arrival of wind, but with a slight increase in pressure – 10 kts by noon-1pm………………..it did not disappoint.

The skippers meeting was postponed to wait for the wind to grace us with her presence, all the teams were ready to go, and at 1045 we left the dock feeling a 4-6 kt freshening westerly.  Yesterday’s PRO Team of Judge Ryan and Mac Mace – both second generation Team USA I-420 Alumni, that did an excellent job pulling off 5 races Day 1 in shifty conditions, was replaced on Day 2 with Judge Ryan and his father – US I-420 Board Member – Hal Ryan in the start boat.  Four additional races were run averaging 35 minutes each with Judge and Hal continually extending the length of the course as the breeze built to a steady 9-10 kts for the afternoon.  At 1500 – per the Sailing Instructions – Cinderella’s Coach turned back into a pumpkin and racing was concluded for the day.

To add to the excitement, two teams were tied for first going into the last race (Race 9) with the winner of that race (between the two teams) likely taking home the win for the weekend.  It was a nail biter down the last run to the reaching finish with only 10’ separating the two boats.  Congratulation goes out to the women’s team of Lahrkamp/DelBello for winning the First Place Trophy – not only for the regatta, but also for the top finishing women’s team of the event.  The women’s team of Thompson/Thompson finished a close Second Place with one point separating them from the leaders, and the men’s team of Hermus/Guerriero finished in Third Place with a solid performance for the weekend.

It was a good weekend for all, with many newer teams in the fleet and a few new team crew combinations training to get stronger for the upcoming US Youth Champs which starts next week.  Thanks go out to Steve Keen and Sarah Lihan – without their help in getting the course set in the morning and making minor adjustments as the day progressed we could not have completed as many races.  I want to send a special thanks to all the parents that jumped in to help on race committee, safety and shore management – without your willingness to jump in and help at a moment’s notice this all would have not happened.

 

I-420 PCC Regatta Scoring Results                    
                             
Sail # Team Position Fleet Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Throwout TOTAL
                             
56079 Lahrkamp/DelBello 1 W 2 2 1 5 2 1 2 3 1 -5 14
55172 Thompson/Thompson 2 W 4 3 3 1 1 3 1 1 2 -4 15
55146 Hermus/Guerriero 3 O 1 6 2 3 4 2 3 5 5 -6 25
55873 Hall/Borcherding 4 W 5 9 6 2 8 4 7 2 4 -9 38
55494 Brakman/Austin 5 W 3 1 7 6 5 9 5 6 6 -9 39
55147 Sole/Sole 6 W 7 5 4 4 6 7 6 4 7 -7 43
929 Yakutis/Batcher 7 W 6 4 5 7 7 6 4 8 8 -8 47
55877 Paul/Chisari 8 O 9 7 9 10 3 5 8 7 3 -10 51
55618 Mares/Horan 9 W 10 8 8 8 9 10 10 9 10 -10 72
55116 Abate/Nichols 10 O 8 10 10 9 10 8 9 10 9 -10 73

Thank you all.

LRL

Larry R. Law
Volunteer President
U.S. I-420 Class Association
Team USA - Int'l Sailing Team
1048 Irvine Avenue, Suite 628
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-650-2928
949-650-2927 (f)
info@usi420.org
www.usi420.org

Fiddler's Cove Use & Storage Information During Training

Coaches & Team Leaders:

Attached are location maps, Naval Command Rules & Regs, a site map. - DOWNLOAD HERE

Fiddler’s Cove is a marina & RV resort for active duty and retired military, it is by permit only that we have access to the facility for our training & regatta use.

The following information will also be helpful.

Fiddler’s Cove Address (see attached maps) is : 3205 Silver Strand Blvd, San Diego, CA

                              Manager:  Jarod Koontz

                              Asst. Mgr: Matt Bishop

  1. There will be no car/daily parking inside the main gate – drop offs only except for chaperone cares which will have to use outside gate parking;
  2. Car pooling of sailors is recommended as there is limited parking outside the gate;
  3. Limited but sufficient on site chaperones must be arranged by the attending parents;
  4. Fiddler’s Cove facilities cannot be used as a gathering/social place for the general crowd – sailors, coaches and chaperones only
  5. Authorized boat trailers and the sailing dinghy’s will be inside;
  6. Provision has been made to tie up the coach boats – other private boats cannot use the facility;
  7. There is no resource for coach boat fuel at Fiddler’s Cove – nearest fuel doc is all the way at the other end of the Bay – suggest using Gerry Cans and going to local gas stations further south on Silver Strand Blvd (CA Rt 75) in Imperial Beach and refueling there – easiest solution;
  8. There are heads, but no showers available for after sailing – all personal clean-up should be planned for off site;
  9. There is one hose by the launch area, but they are big on water conservation, so the usual “wash your elephant” water use will not be allowed.  It might be best to bring 1-5 gallon jugs of fresh water to rinse your equipment;
  10. There is a small grocery/novelty store on site – no formal food service;
  11. Make arrangements for food and water/liquids before you arrive each day – no glass containers;
  12. Trash is a BIG issue.  Do not leave your site untidy at any time.  Police the area before you launch and before you depart for the evening;
  13. There are trash containers, but I suggest that the chaperones have heavy duty trash bags for the sailors to place trash each day;
  14. There is no provision to stay on station for the night – boat and trailer storage only;
  15. Fiddler’s Cove management is making a plan to keep all boats on their dolly’s above the launch ramp.  There is a pretty good tide flow and the beach is not very big, so boats will not be kept on the beach (float away opportunity).  They will direct you on site – put oats where they direct you – do not get creative.  There’s a lot of Military folks using the facility, so please be respectful.
  16. There are going to be charges to keep our boats there, $2 every night for each dinghy, and the trailers put in storage will obviously be more. I’ll have the pricing of those soon.  The US I-420 Class will pay that bill and each sailors will reimburse the Class after we leave the facility on August 5th – heading to Coronado Yacht Club up the street.

LRL

Larry R. Law

Volunteer President

U.S. I-420 Class Association

Team USA - Int'l Sailing Team

1048 Irvine Avenue, Suite 628

Newport Beach, CA 92660

949-650-2928

949-650-2927 (f)

info@usi420.org

www.usi420.org

Congratulations to I-420 – Team USA for their performance during the World Championship in San Remo, Italy.

Congratulations to I-420 – Team USA for their performance during the World Championship in San Remo, Italy.

The Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the US I-42 0Class Association wants to extend its congratulations to the entire compliment of Team USA Sailors that competed in the 420 Open / 420 Women’s / & U17 Fleets at the World Championship in San Remo, Italy.  For many of you, this was your first major regatta with the best sailors in the Class from the World stage – I am confident that the experience will serve you well as you advance in the months and years to come.

Conditions were difficult and the competition was daunting, but overall the entire Team and coaches did a great job representing the United States – You should all be proud of your accomplishment.  While your end results may not have been what you hoped for, you were thrown difficult weather and wind conditions the likes of which could stump even the best sailors.  Now it’s time to take what you learned and set your sights on the next major I-420 Class events.

In the overall experience, I would ask that you look to the skill and accomplishment of Wiley & Jack.  They had a couple hiccups and a relatively rough day during the event – but they stayed focused on preparation, sailing disciplines, staying calm and making the necessary adjustments to claw their way back into a strong podium position – our congratulations and kudos go out to them for their perseverance and determination - and a great overall regatta performance.

Whether or not you finished on the podium, you learned many things that will help you progress - this is one of many great learning experiences that will shape not only your sailing skills, but also your personal character, confidence and knowledge.

We are proud of you all.

Larry R. Law
Volunteer President
U.S. I-420 Class Association
Team USA - Int'l Sailing Team
1048 Irvine Avenue, Suite 628
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-650-2928
949-650-2927 (f)
info@usi420.org
www.usi420.org

US International 420 Wins Bid to Host 2018 World Championship Regattas

US International 420 Wins Bid to Host 2018 World Championship Regattas

July 16, 2016  -  San Remo, Italy

The United States International 420 Class Association, at the Annual General Assembly meeting of the International 420 Class Association held this year in San Remo, Italy, presented a bid to the Member National Authorities of the Class to host the 2018 World Championship Regattas in Newport, Rhode Island.

The presentation was a joint effort of the US I-420 Class Association Board and Sail Newport, the latter being the highly successful Rhode Island Public Sailing Center – headed by Executive Director, Brad Read and Regatta Director, Kim Cooper.  Sail Newport Facilities are located in Fort Adams State Park on the shore of famous Newport Bay.

The more than 25 Member National Authorities from around the World in attendance at this year’s I-420 World Championship Regattas in San Remo voted unanimously to approve the United States as the host for the 2018 Championship Regattas.  The competition will take place from the 8th to the 15th of August, 2018 – right on the heels of Sail Newport hosting the Volvo Ocean Race Fleet for their American stop-over.

This year’s World Championship Regattas for the I-420 Open/Men’s Class; Women’s Class and the new Under 17 Classes (U17) in the Open/Men’s and Women’s Classes drew a record number of entries – 265 competitor boats from all over the World in all Classes combined.  The last time that the I-420 World Championships were hosted in the United States was in 1997…………..that year it was also sailed in Newport, Rhode Island.

The International 420 Class (the original 420 design, 4.2 meter, double-handed high performance dinghy) has been in existence since the late 1960’s and was very active in the US for decades.  The United States I-420 Class became in-active in the late 1990’s at which point in 2000 Tim Hogan (from CISA), Jerelyn Biehl, Brent Boyd, Lori Tybor (all from San Diego), and Larry Law (NBSSA) reorganized the I-420 Class in the US and began training in the US to again send talented sailors to the European events.  Today the US Class enjoys a very talented and highly successful field of younger sailors that compete in many regional and national competitions, as well as sending championship teams (Team USA) to 4 or 5 major international events every year.

Larry R. Law
Volunteer President
U.S. I-420 Class Association
Team USA - Int'l Sailing Team
1048 Irvine Avenue, Suite 628
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-650-2928
949-650-2927 (f)
info@usi420.org 
www.usi420.org

Annual Newport Regatta® Registration is Open!

THE event of the season for One-design racers in New England is scheduled for July 8-10 and now is the time to enter. Please register asap for the Newport Regatta®, presented by Helly Hansen and sponsored by Heineken and Interlux as soon as possible. 25 classes of racing will take place on five circles of racing this year for the best multi-class event of the season.

If you are not racing or have family members or friends who would like to help out on the water or shore side please contact us at the links below. We always need help with race committee and the shore side check-in, regatta operations and hospitality. 

Sail Newport promises what we are famous for: Lots of racing, no waiting around, fast scores and cold beer.  We are proud to offer this annual event and look forward to seeing you at Fort Adams.  Important links are listed below. 

The 2016 Newport Regatta®

25 Classes of One-Design Racing!

505

2.4mR

29'er

49'er

A Class Cat

C&C 30

Ensign - Atlantic Coast Championship

Etchells - Narragansett Bay Championship

F18

I420

J/24

J/70 - New England Championship (racing Fri. - Sun.)

J/88

Laser Full Rig (Adult and Youth Classes)

Laser Radial (Adult and Youth Classes)

M32

Melges 20

Melges 32

RS Aero - New England Championship

SKUD 18

Sonar

Star

Swan 42 - New England Championship

Thistle - East Coast Championship

VX One - New England Championship (racing Fri. - Sun.)

NOTICE OF RACE & REGATTA SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION

WAIVER (Skipper, Crew, Minor Waiver)

STORAGE-- Arriving before July 6 or staying after July 10,
email Nick Mauprivez for reservations 

VOLUNTEER, On-the-water: email Vincent Pattavina

VOLUNTEER, Shore Side, parties, check-in: email Hannah Lasorsa

Questions? email Vincent Pattavina, Regatta Manager

US I420 coach Steve Keen named US Sailing’s 2015 Development Coach-of-the-Year

Congratulations to US I420 coach Steve Keen on being named US Sailing’s 2015 Development Coach-of-the-Year for the second time in 3 years.

Steve was US Sailing's Youth Worlds Team coach last year where his sailors won the I420 Men's division - the first time for USA in decades. Steve was also USA I420 coach at I420 Worlds last year, where his sailors finished 2nd and 6th in the Open division, and 6th in the new U17 division, and at 2015 I420 Europeans where they finished 1st & 2nd - also for the first time in many years.

Steve "embodies the kind of professionalism and skill that can really make a difference for sailors of all levels,” said Ben Richardson, Chairman of the OSC.


Full Press Release: http://www.ussailing.org/ullman-and-keen-honored-as-us-national-coaches-of-the-year/

I-420 World Championship Team USA Announced

I-420 Sailors & Parents:

The following teams have accepted the invitation to sail in the WC at San Remo:

Women’s                                                                        Women’s U17

               Hall-Borcherding                                                           Cunningham-Tillinghast

               Sole-Sole                                                                         Johansson-Farinas

               Thompson-Thompson                                                 

               Kaneti-Lindsay

               Cowles-Cowles

               Brakman-Austin

               Rice-Casaretto

Open/Men’s                                                                  Open/Men’s U17

               Ascencios-Skinner                                                         Danilek-Ornstein

               Abate-Abate                                                                   Gavula-Chisari

               Burnes-Barron                                                                Mraz-Segalla

               Harvey-Westerberg

               Logue-Giblin

               Rogers-Parkin

               Rice-Henry

Congratulations,

LRL

Larry R. Law

Volunteer President

U.S. I-420 Class Association

Team USA - Int'l Sailing Team

1048 Irvine Avenue, Suite 628

Newport Beach, CA 92660

949-650-2928

949-650-2927 (f)

info@usi420.org

www.usi420.org

Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments thereto are intended for only the use of the intended recipient and may be confidential and/or privileged communications.  If any reader of this communication is not the intended recipient, unauthorized use, disclosure or copying is strictly prohibited, and may be unlawful.  If you have received this communication in error, please immediately notify the sender by return e-mail, and delete the original message and all copies from your computer system.

TEST E-MAIL - I-420 World Championship Team

This is a TEST E-MAIL being sent to the Sailors (and their parents) of the teams competing in the I-420 World Championship in San Remo, Italy this summer.

If your address is incorrect, if you want to add additional e-addresses, or we missed someone – please send that information to info@usi420.org as soon as possible.

NOTICE: 

ALL OF THE COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE TEAM USA MEMBERS AND THEIR PARENTS WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL.  IF YOU HAVE A SCHOOL E-MAIL ADDRESS OR IF YOU USE AOL.COM AS YOUR E-MAIL PROVIDER, IT IS LIKELY THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE COMMUNICATIONS.

 

YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT INFO@USI420.ORG IS NOTED AS A SAFE SENDER IN YOUR E-MAIL SYSTEM OR YOU MAY HAVE TO SET UP A G-MAIL ACCOUNT AS AN ALTERNATIVE.  I COULD SPEND AN HOUR TELLING YOU WHY – JUST BELIEVE ME – IT IS A FACT OF ELECTRONIC LIFE.

It is imperative that we have a good communication link with you – SO PAY ATTENTION.  This is not the same as the US I-420 Membership list – this is for the championship teams only.

LRL

Larry R. Law

Volunteer President

U.S. I-420 Class Association

Team USA - Int'l Sailing Team

1048 Irvine Avenue, Suite 628

Newport Beach, CA 92660

949-650-2928

949-650-2927 (f)

info@usi420.org

www.usi420.org

Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments thereto are intended for only the use of the intended recipient and may be confidential and/or privileged communications.  If any reader of this communication is not the intended recipient, unauthorized use, disclosure or copying is strictly prohibited, and may be unlawful.  If you have received this communication in error, please immediately notify the sender by return e-mail, and delete the original message and all copies from your computer system.

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Current Worlds & JEC Qualification Standings

Below are links to download the current standings for the 2016 Worlds and 2016 Jr. Europeans Qualifications.

 

 

Class Forum - Sunday January 17, Coconut Grove Sailing Club

Sailors & Parents (interested parties).

It appears that enough folks would like to get together to discuss a number of topics related to the US I-420 Class that we have made arrangements with Coconut Grove Sailing Club to have access to a meeting area at the Club near the end of sailing this coming Sunday afternoon – say 4:30pm.  We will confirm the actual location once we are on station.

I will be working on race committee during the day, and we are going to attempt to have an actual Board meeting for the Class shortly after the info session.

At this time there is no set agenda, but that could change – and if so we will distribute same via e-mail before the session.  This will be somewhat informal, but subjects and information of importance to the parents and sailors would be the primary focus.

Please watch your e-mail, the Class website and Facebook page for further information.

Larry R. Law
Volunteer President
U.S. I-420 Class Association
Team USA - Int'l Sailing Team
1048 Irvine Avenue, Suite 628
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-650-2928
949-650-2927 (f)
info@usi420.org
www.usi420.org

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Team

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Team

US Sailing annually supports the U.S. Youth Worlds Team, which represents the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championship. Team members must qualify for the team each year, based on their on-the-water results at pre-determined qualifying event(s). They also become members of the US Sailing Development Team.

The 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from December 27, 2015-January 3, 2016.

CLICK HERE for the athlete selection procedures and requirements for the 2015 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team.*

*Amended June 30, 2015 – USA RS:X Qualification Event to the Youth Worlds will be the 2015 CORK International, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, August 9-13, 2015. See selection procedures for more information. 

The U.S. Youth Sailing Championships is the 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds Qualifier. The event will be hosted by Roger Williams University July 6-10 at their new, state of the art Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center in Bristol, R.I. on Narragansett Bay. Bristol Yacht Club will be providing additional support.

Sailors may be accepted to compete by placing well at Early Acceptance Events and applying online or by submitting a resume and applying online. The remaining Early Acceptance Events on the 2015 calendar are the Laser Midwinters East Regatta, currently underway in Clearwater, Fla., and the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship in Columbia, S.C. on June 28-30.

The online application period closes March 15 (Midnight CT). The following disciplines will be sailed at the event:

Charters will be available for all fleets and information will be provided to accepted sailors.

Please visit the event website for additional information about the 2015 U.S. Youth Championships.http://www.ussailing.org/racing/championships/youth/youthchamps/

2016 I420 Texas Mid-Winter Series

2016 I420 Texas Winter Series

Texas Corinthian Yacht Club, Kemah, TX

I420 Gulf Coast Championships: January 30-31

US Sailing ODP/GCYSA Clinic: February 19-21

I420 Midwinters: March 5-6

FLYER

Come to Texas for some warm weather sailing while the rest of the country thaws out! Send the trailer over from Florida after NA’s and compete in a two regatta series with points available for 2016 Worlds and Junior Europeans qualification.

Join GCYSA and Leandro Spina of the US Olympic Development Program for a three day clinic with guest ODP coaches. Teams are welcome to bring their own coaches as well to create a truly joint training opportunity. For more information on the ODP see ussailing.org/olympics/odp/

Fly in and out of Houston Hobby, 35 minutes away from the club, and leave your boats rigged at TCYC for the duration. We are also happy to offer trailer storage on site.

We also open an invitation to all I420 sailors to join our weekend practices with GCYSA Coach Sarah Lihan. Available clinic dates include: February 6-7, February 26-27, March 19-20, March 26-27, April 2-3. Clinic Fee $150/boat per day.

KO Sailing has a limited number of I420’s available for charter, please contact Mark McNamara at Mark@kosailing.com or 281-867-8201.

Limited housing is available at TCYC Cabanas-- please contact Stacy at Stacy@TCYC.org. Local hotel options include Holiday Inn Kemah at (281) 334-0003 and Kemah Boardwalk Inn at (281) 334-9880.

Registration at TCYC.org/Regattas. Contact Sarah, Director of GCYSA at SLihan@GCYSA.org for any further questions.

Wiley Rogers & Jack Parkin win 2015 ACC's

Congratulations to Wiley Rogers & Jack Parkin who won the 2015 ACCs, taking 7 bullets in the 10-race regatta. The final day of racing started with clouds and a little rain, but ended with clear skies, sun and temps in the low 70s!

Will Logue/Bram Brakman were on Wiley/Jack's tail throughout much of the regatta, including six 2nd place finishes, to finish second overall. And Kathryn Hall/Ashton Borcherding put together a strong series and finished third, as well as being the top girl team.

A new award this year - for the top team that has been in the boat for less than 12 months - was won by the 4th place team of Dylan Ascencios and Hunter Skinner (blue kite).

Thanks to Indian Harbor YC for running a terrific 2-day regatta, getting in 10 races in changing conditions.

Final Results: http://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=1541

2015 Atlantic Coast Championship Day 1

It was a perfect fall day for the start of the ACCs at Indian Harbor YC. With clear blue skies, temps in the 50s and wind east 10-15, the RC ran 5 races for the 29-boat fleet.

After 5 races, with 1 throwout, Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin (photo by Larry Suter) have a 2-point lead over Will Logue/Bram Brakman, with Tom Rice/Walter Henry 5 points back in 3rd. Kathryn Hall/Ashton Borcherding are the top girl, in 4th, and Henry Burnes/Peter Barron round out the top 5.

Tomorrow's forecast calls for a tad more breeze for the final day of the championship.

Results:http://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=1541

US Events Calendar

Date

Event

Location

2019      
January 19-21   North Americans   Coconut Grove SC, FL
February 16-18   Midwinters   Miami YC, FL
April 4-7   CISA Clinic   Alamitos Bay YC, CA
May 25-27 Carl van Duyne Advanced Racing Clinic Indian Harbor YC, CT
June 8-9 Wickford Regatta Wickford YC, RI
June 13-16 Brooke Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic Sail Newport, RI
June 21-25 US Sailing Youth Champs Little Egg Harbor, NJ
July 3-11 420 Worlds POR
July 14-21   World Sailing Youth Worlds   Gdynia, POL
July 23-30   420 Jr Europeans   ESP
July 24-26   420 Clinic with 470 Olympian Oliver Bone   St Margarets Bay, CAN
July 27-28   420 Canadian Championships   St Margarets Bay, CAN
August 8-11   420 Clinic with 470 Olympian Oliver Bone   Kingston, CAN
August 13-16   CORK (Canadian Youth Champs)   Kingston, CAN
October 26-27 Atlantic Coast Championship Indian Harbor YC, CT
November 27-30 LISOT Thanksgiving Clinic Coconut Grove SC, FL
 December 26-30 Nationals/Orange Bowl Coconut Grove SC, FL
                 
           

Have an event to add to the calendar?  Email the Webmaster

Improving the Future of USA Olympic Sailing

Improving the Future of USA Olympic Sailing

When the US Youth Championship changed its format in 2015 to better align the events with the ISAF Youth World Championship, and ultimately Olympic competition, the Club 420 was replaced with the more technical International 420. While the Club 420 may be the dominant youth doublehander in the USA, the I420 is what the rest of the world sails.

Two I420 teams dominated at the US Youths, with Will Logue (Riverside, CT) and Bram Brakman (Noroton, CT) beating Wiley Rogers (Houston, TX) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, CT) by just a point, with third place 34 points back.

Now it appears they can compete at the international level too.

Their first test took them to Japan for the I420 World Championship in July, where Rogers/Parkin and Logue/Brakman finished second and sixth, respectively.

And now last week at the I420 Junior European Championship (Aug. 10-15) in Bulgaria, Rogers/Parkin and Logue/Brakman placed first and second respectively against 90 boats from 25 countries, giving this growing youth class in USA the country’s best ever international I420 result.

Suddenly, the future of USA Olympic sailing is looking bright again.

Until last year, Rogers/Parkin were both helming in separate partnerships and fierce rivals on the water, with event wins switching between them. Parkin finished 9th at the 2013 420 Worlds and 29th at the 2014 Worlds in Germany last year, with Rogers finishing a few spots behind in 33rd.

But when Parkin got too tall to helm, he switched to crewing, and to date they have never finished worse than second in any event.

“When you get too big, you just have to move out,” said Parkin. “It was kind of tough trying to learn the manoeuvres and different physical movements that you need in the front of the boat. But being a helm, you have watched the crew and you just pick up on all these things without really thinking about it. You see every tack and every hoist, and know what you have to do. This has been an excellent way to end a season and has really showed us what we can do.”

In what must be one of the most phenomenal wins ever, Rogers/Parkin amassed a 52 point advantage over Logue/Brakman, who built an equally impressive 28 point margin over the third place team.

“We are just super happy with the win,” said Rogers. “We just went out there, sailed and had fun and worried about results later. We just kind of locked in on our speed and felt really fast in the boat. We figured out how to use our speed to our advantage and which really worked out here.”

Reflecting on the dynamics of two helms joining forces, Rogers explained, “I think it helps because Jack can still feel the boat a lot and we both give each other feedback, and it really can’t hurt us.”

The pair grasped a unique vision of the race track, tacking off on their own as they spotted pressure.

“You got to take some risk some times, and if you get a gut feeling that the right pressure is going to come in, you’ve just got to go with it, because usually your first instincts are right,” explained Rogers. “You have to play it back with being conservative, so you just got to take what you can and every time we tacked we had confidence we would come out on top and we just used our boat speed and it turned out nice for us in the end.”

There is no complacency for the partnership though. “You’ve always got to keep pushing forwards,” commented Parkin, “or somebody else will overtake us. We just have to keep training.”

Jack Parkin & Wiley Rogers win Junior Europeans Championship!

Six days of close racing brought the 2015 420 and 470 Junior European Championships to a close on Saturday 15 August 2015 in Bourgas, Bulgaria.

Holding significant point advantages, the leaders in the 420 fleets looked fairly certain to secure the Championship titles on the final day, but in the 470 Men and Women there was all still to play for.

Racing in mainly sea breeze conditions, the 412 sailors from 30 nations contested six Championship titles across the two classes.

The combined 420 and 470 Junior European Championships supports the natural transition between the two classes, with many of the current crop of 470 sailors recently stepping up from the 420 Class.

470 MEN
In the 470 men, Italy’s Matteo Capurro and Matteo Puppo had a fight on their hands to hold onto the gold medals. Capitalizing from a strong start, they took a tidy medal race win to mark a career best performance. Germany’s Winkel and Cipra managed to put 4 boats between them and Spain’s Charles brothers, to claim silver, bronze to Spain. The Germans and Spanish matched the medals they achieved at last year’s Junior Europeans.

“I am really happy,” grinned Capurro. “We started not so well in the medal race, but step by step we took the positions to win. Preparing for this Championship, we arrived some days before and worked a lot on the boat and our speed, and also the sails. After a bad result at the 470 Junior Worlds, we were motivated to do well here.”

Puppo continued, “The week was unbelievable, because when you start a Championship, you don’t know what can happen. It is a long week and you have to be focused day by day and race by race to catch your title.”


Delighted to finish on a high in their last junior 470 Championship, as they age out to the senior fleet, Puppo said. “This is the best way to say ‘goodbye’ to our junior career. Now we will do the Italian Championships in September and then the 470 Worlds in October.”

Capurro/Puppo will also be on a mission to secure one of the six nation places for the 2016 Olympic Games on offer at the 470 Worlds in October.

The top three teams have frequently been in battle in their junior careers. Last month Winkel/Cipra took the advantage, claiming silver at the 470 Junior Worlds, the Spanish in 4th and Italians languishing in 22nd overall as they failed to find their groove.

Only a few points off a podium finish were Spain’s Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila, who last year won the 420 Worlds.

“We did a great regatta, although the first day was very complicated for us as we broke many things,” explained Davila. “The boat should be perfect to go racing, and it wasn’t. Since then, we felt really good. We are fast, but need to improve our downwind and reaching.”

470 Men Junior European – Final Top 5
1. Matteo Capurro/Matteo Puppo (ITA) - 37 pts
2. Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra (GER) - 53 pts
3. David Charles/Alex Charles (ESP) - 56 pts
4. Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila (ESP) - 61 pts
5. Alexandros Kavvas/Akylas Drougkas (GRE) - 75 pts

470 WOMEN
Spain’s Barbara Cornudella and Sara Lopez went into the medal race in a virtually unbeatable position, sitting 18 points ahead of rivals and team mates Silvia Mas and Paula Barcelo. A conservative race strategy was their plan, so a 5th place in the medal race easily handed them gold.

“We have been training for this year’s Championships all year, with some intensive training in Barcelona before the 470 Junior Worlds,” reflected Lopez on the secret to their success. “We are really happy to win this Championship. "It was hard at the beginning as we did not have a good start, but we climbed up every day.”

“At the beginning we thought it would be strong winds,” said Cornudella, “as it was really strong winds before the Championship, but it didn’t turn out that way for racing, as it was quite light. It was hard every day to fight for the title but we got it.”

“Our win was a bit of everything,” she concluded. “We have worked really hard.”

Next up for the pair is a month of training in Israel from late September ahead of the 470 Worlds in Haifa, where they hope to secure Spain one of the three slots on offer for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Mas and Barcelo finished in 6th place, to claim silver, a remarkable outcome in their first year racing the Class. Last year Mas and Barcelo were up against each other in the 420 Class, before joining forces. Mas won last year’s ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in the 420 Class, with her former crew Marta Davila.

A phenomenal push from Greece’s Maria Bozi/Rafailina Klonaridou saw them cross the finish in 3rd place and claim bronze, by one point over recently crowned 470 Junior World Champions, Benedetta Di Salle and Alessandra Dubbini of Italy.

After the disappointment of missing out on medal race qualification by 1 point, Canada’s Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove proved their mettle by winning the final race contested by the rest of the fleet.

“It is a bit of a consolation prize, as it felt really good for us to win the last race of the event,” commented Ten Hove. “It was our first win ever in a 470, so we were really excited about it. We were winning right off the start, and held the lead the whole race, but it was tight, with the Russian boat right behind fighting with us the whole way."

For now the head back to their engineering degrees in Canada and training ahead of the 2015 470 World Championships in Haifa, Israel.

470 Women Junior European – Final Top 5
1. Bàrbara Cornudella/Sara López Ravetllat (ESP) - 45 pts
2. Silvia Mas/Paula Barcelo (ESP) – 65 pts
3. Maria Bozi/Rafaillina Klonaridou (GRE) – 70 pts
4. Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini (ITA) – 71 pts
5. Roberta Caputo/Alice Sinno (ITA) – 84 pts

420 OPEN
Another win for the USA’s Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin in the penultimate race 11 sealed their fate and the 420 Open Junior European Championship title with a race to spare. Their nearest rivals struggled, knocked out double digit scores, whilst the Americans read the race track perfectly. A 1,2 leaderboard glory for Team USA in the 420 Open Junior European Championship hierarchy, as team mates Will Logue/Bram Brakman held on to second, from their 20,5 scoreline – marking a best ever result for American 420 sailing.

Until last year, Rogers/Parkin were both helming in separate partnerships and fierce rivals on the water, with event wins switching between them. Parkin finished 9th at the 2013 420 Worlds and 29th at the 2014 Worlds in Germany last year, with Rogers finishing a few spots behind in 33rd.

Parkin got too tall to helm, so switched to crewing, and to date they have never finished worse than second in any event.

“When you get too big, you just have to move out,” said Parkin. “It was kind of tough trying to learn the manoeuvres and different physical movements that you need in the front of the boat. But being a helm, you have watched the crew and you just pick up on all these things without really thinking about it. You see every tack and every hoist, and know what you have to do. This has been an excellent way to end a season and has really showed us what we can do.”

In what must be one of the most phenomenal wins ever, Rogers/Parkin amassed a 52 point advantage over Logue/Brakman, wrapping up an impressive season for the pair who claimed silver a few weeks ago at the 420 World Championships in Japan.

“We are just super happy with the win,” said Rogers. “We just went out there, sailed and had fun and worried about results later.”

Reflecting on the dynamics of two helms joining forces, Rogers explained, “I think it helps because Jack can still feel the boat a lot and we both give each other feedback, and it really can’t hurt us.”

The pair grasped a unique vision of the race track, tacking off on their own as they spotted pressure.

“You got to take some risk some times, and if you get a gut feeling that the right pressure is going to come in, you’ve just got to go with it, because usually your first instincts are right,” explained Rogers. “You have to play it back with being conservative, so you just got to take what you can and every time we tacked we had confidence we would come out on top and we just used our boat speed and it turned out nice for us in the end.”

There is no complacency for the partnership though. “You’ve always got to keep pushing forwards,” commented Parkin, “or somebody else will overtake us. We just have to keep training.”

The battle for the top European team and podium medals unfolded between Martin Wrigley/Marcus Tressler of Great Britain and Nitai Hasson/Tal Harari of Israel. The British went into the day with an 8 point margin over the Israelis, but finishes of 28, 15 could not match the Israelis scorecard of 16,13.

Hasson/Harari arrived in Bourgas fresh from elite level racing at the 2015 420 Worlds a few weeks ago in Japan, where they finished 22nd.

“We trained a lot for the Junior Europeans,” said Hasson, “and Japan was really good training for us. We are really happy with our results.”

“Our next goal is to transition to the 470 and compete at the 470 Worlds in Haifa,” added Harari. “We just want to carry on sailing and do the best we can.”

In the battle for the Ladies Junior European Championship titles, disappointment for Greece’s Souzana-Ioli Bakatsia/Nikoletta Papageorgiou who had been sitting right behind Wiley/Rogers until the penultimate day of racing.

Racing within the 420 open fleet, Jessie Kampman/Anael Ponthieu (FRA) took control of the ladies leaderboard to finish in 6th overall and winning the 420 Ladies Junior European Championship and the gold medals. Second to Greece who finished 9th overall and third to Italy’s Rio Demi/Maria Coluzzi (ITA) in 11th overall.

420 Open Junior European – Top 3
1. Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin (USA) - 23 pts
2. Will Logue/Bram Brakman (USA) - 75 pts
3. Nitai Hasson/Tal Harari (ISR) - 103 pts

420 Junior European – Top 3
1. Nitai Hasson/Tal Harari (ISR) - 103 pts
2. Martin Wrigley/Marcus Tressler (GBR) – 108 pts
3. Andrés Álvarez/Pablo García (ESP) - 111 pts

420 Ladies Junior European – Top 3
1. Jessie Kampman/Anael Ponthieu (FRA) – 119 pts
2. Souzana-Ioli Bakatsia/Nikoletta Papageorgiou (GRE) – 132 pts
3. Rio Demi/Maria Coluzzi (ITA) - 135 pts

420 U17
In the 420 under 17 fleet, Israel’s Ido Bilik and Ofek Shalgi just needed a reasonable finish in race 11, to wrap up the series with a race to spare. A 5th and a win were more than needed, rewarding them with gold medals and a phenomenal 40 point victory. A fantastic result to build on their bronze medal success from last year’s 420 Worlds.

“We are feeling great and really happy to win the first ever Under 17 420 Junior Europeans,” grinned Bilik.

“The conditions here were interesting,” explained Shalgi. “The wind was tricky, but we understood it and it was fun. We trained all winter 4-5 times a week to prepare for the Championship.”

Looking ahead to the future the pair are considering whether to step up to the challenge of racing the 470 Worlds taking place on their home waters in Israel in October 2015.

Second to Matteo Zerbin/Giulio Maccarone (ITA), third to Albert Torres/Antoni Massanet (ESP).

420 U17 Junior European – Top 3
1. Ido Bilik/Ofek Shalgi (ISR) - 24 pts
2. Matteo Zerbin/Giulio Maccarone (ITA) – 64 pts
3. Albert Torres/Antoni Massanet (ESP) – 66 pts

Thirty nations competed: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

Video Highlights
Daily video highlights by Icarus Sailing Media are available on the Championship website video gallery and 470 Class YouTube channel.

http://2015junioreuropeans.420sailing.org/en/default/races/race-video
https://www.youtube.com/user/470OlympicSailing

Social Media
420 class on Facebook facebook.com/international420classassociation
470 class on Facebook facebook.com/470olympicsailing
Championship website: http://2015junioreuropeans.420sailing.org

About the 2015 420 Junior European Championship, U17 Junior European Championship, 470 Men Junior European Championship, and 470 Women Junior European Championship
The 2015 420 and 470 Junior European Championships, 8-15 August 2015, were organized by Yacht Club Port Bourgas, in co-operation with the Bulgarian 420 & 470 National Class Association, the International 420 Class Association, the International 470 Class Association, the Municipality of Bourgas, the Port of Bourgas and under the auspices of the Bulgarian Sailing Federation. 412 sailors from 30 nations competed, with 90 boats in the 420 Open fleet, 34 teams in the U17 420 fleet, 32 teams in the 470 Women and 51 teams in the 470 Men.

Championship website: 2015junioreuropeans.420sailing.org

2015 Orange Bowl & US I420 National Championship

ANNOUNCING
CGSC'S 53rd ANNUAL OPEN ORANGE BOWL REGATTA!

Please visit the OPEN ORANGE BOWL REGATTA WEBSITE
to register and for other information: 

http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/11009#_home

More information to follow as it becomes available. 

WAIVER for YOUTH under the age of 18 sailing in the 29ers and I-420s classes:  
Download Mandatory! Must be delivered by the Registration date for your ability to race. 
 

 

2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships – Final Report

Bristol, R.I. (July 10, 2015) – Several sailors were in position to contend for qualification spots on the US Sailing Youth Worlds Team as they entered Friday’s final set of races at the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships. Excitement was in the air and the breeze on Mount Hope Bay and Narragansett Bay cooperated, which made for some great racing.

There were several contenders making their way up the leaderboard and challenging the leaders, which made for a climactic finish to the premiere youth sailing regatta in the country. Sailors raced in 4 to 8 knots with light chop, under mostly sunny skies.

Laser Radial
It was a fascinating conclusion to the 39-boat Laser Radial fleet. Henry Marshall’s (Auburndale, Mass.) 14-point lead proved to be deceptive. Marshall’s high throw-out score was a 20, while Nic Baird (St. Petersburg, Fla.), who was in second place, had a 10th place finish as his throw-out score. Baird needed to make up significant ground by forcing Marshall to count his 20 against his score. He succeeded by forcing a match racing situation in the first race of the day. Marshall finished 25th to Baird’s 26th. Baird completed the comeback with a bullet in the final race, while Marshall placed seventh. Baird was sixth in this event last year. Despite dropping to second, Marshall won four races this week, more than any other Radial competitor.

Top 5: Complete Standings
1. Nic Baird, St. Petersburg YC, 7-1-2-6-5-3-10-[26]-1- ; 35
2. Henry Marshall, 3-3-1-1-1-1-20-[25]-7- ; 37
3. Scott Rasmussen, Lauderdale YC, 1-4-7-18-6-2-14-1-[25]- ; 53
4. Leo Boucher, Severn Sailing Association, [22]-10-8-3-11-9-6-7-13- ; 67
5. Carrson Pearce, Surf City YC, 13-13-17-[33]-4-5-27-4-5- ; 88

 

International 420
The International 420 fleet, comprised of 35 teams, came down to the wire in both the boys and girls divisions. Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.) held on for a one-point win over Wiley Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.). Rogers and Parkin won the ninth and final race, but Logue and Brakman were fourth, which was good enough to seal the win. Logue placed sixth in 2014. Christina Klingler (Darien, Conn.) and Victoria Thompson (Newport Beach, Calif.) moved up from fourth to fifth today overall, capping a strong showing this week. They placed fourth last year as well.

I-420 – Top 5: Complete Standings
1. Will Logue/Bram Brakman, Riverside YC, Coral Reef YC LISOT, 1-3-2-1-1-1-3-[6]-4- ; 16
2. Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin, Texas Corinthian YC, 2-1-1-2-[28]-3-2-5-1- ; 17
3. Ivan Shestopalov/Pierce Ornstein, Coral Reef YC, 14-6-9-5-3-12-1-1-[23]- ; 51
4. Christine Klingler/Victoria Thompson, Larchmont YC/LISOT, 11-5-7/RDG-8/RDG-[30]-6-8-7-11- ; 63
5. Matthew Logue/Cameron Giblin, LISOT/ Coral Reef YC/ Riverside YC, 3-8-5-3-19-[23]-11-3-13- ; 65

29er
The 29er fleet was also decided by just one point. Romain Screve (Kentfield, Calif.) and Quinn Wilson (Ojai, Calif.) edged Max and Ian Brill (San Diego, Calif.). Both teams’s posted a seventh place throw-out. Screve finished sixth in the final race of the regatta. Last year, Screve finished in fifth place Alexandra and Liz Toppa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) finished as the top girls team, and fourth overall.

29er – Top 5: Complete Standings
1. Romain Screve/Quinn Wilson, St. Francis YC-San Francisco YC, 4-6-[7]-6-1-2-4-1-2-3-6- ; 35
2. Max Brill/Ian Brill, Mission Bay YC, 2-[7]-5-5-3-5-2-4-5-2-3- ; 36
3. Neil Marcellini/Robbie Englehart, Richmond YC, 8-2-2-1-5-3-6-5-4-5-[9]- ; 41
4. Alexandra Toppa/Liza Toppa, Lauderdale YC, 9-[10]-9-9-2-1-1-2-3-4-4- ; 44
5. Jacob Rosenberg/Evan Heffernan, Alamitos Bay YC, 3-3-3-3-[11]-6-5-3-11-1-10- ; 48

Laser
Richie Gordon (Ridgefield, Conn.) ran away with the championship in the Laser fleet and won the 23-boat division by 26 points. He won the first three races of the regatta and never looked back. He was fifth in last year’s championship in Michigan. In the women’s division, Lindsey Baab (Saratoga, Calif.) stepped up on the final day to win in her last U.S. Youth Championship event. She was sixth overall after placing 10th last year. Christina Sakellaris (Milton, Mass.) qualified for the Youth Worlds Team as the top eligible sailor in the junior women’s division.

Laser – Top 5: Complete Standings
1. Richie Gordon, Cedar Point YC, 1-1-1-2-5-2-2-[24/RET]-4- ; 18
2. Ford McCann, Texas Corinthian YC/ GCYSA, 7-3-2-9-7-[14]-3-5-8- ; 44
3. Colin Brego, St Thomas YC, 2-[24/OCS]-7-13-4-6-5-2-9- ; 48
4. Marshall McCann, Texas Corinthian YC/ C-Vane, 4-2-4-1-17-[21]-10-10-6- ; 54
5. James Pulsford, Lauderdale YC, 17-8-[19]-10-2-1-1-15-3- ; 57

 

Formula 16
The Brunsvold brothers, Mark and Anderson (Sarasota, Fla.), turned in a consistently strong effort this week to win the Forumula 16 fleet by nine points.

F16 – Top 5: Final Standings
1. Mark Brunsvold/Anderson Brunsvold, Sarasota Youth Sailing, 1-2-2-2-1-[4]-1-2-1-2-1- ; 15
2. Palmer Galt Oliver/James Tucker McElwaney, Red Gear Racing, 3-3-[4]-1-2-2-4-3-2-1-3- ; 24
3. Jackson Wagner/Jackson Ritter, San Francisco YC, 2-1-1-3-4-[5]-5-4-4-3-2- ; 29
4. Geronimo Nores/Manuel Nores, Miami YC, 5-[6/DNF]-6/DNF-6/DNS-3-1-2-1-3-4-4- ; 35
5. Taylor Brunsvold/Lillian Myers, Sarasota Youth Sailing, 4-[6/DNF]-3-4-5-3-3-5-5-5-5- ; 42

 

The 2015 edition of the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships wass hosted by Roger Williams University at the newly constructed Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center, and supported by the Bristol Yacht Club.

Event Coverage

For social media coverage, daily video highlights, results and standings, photo gallery, and more information from the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, please visit the event website.

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Created with flickr slideshow.

 

 

*Photo credit to Matthew Cohen Photography.

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. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.

About Sperry
Sperry was founded in 1935 by avid sailor, inventor and intrepid explorer Paul Sperry. From the invention of the world’s first boat shoe to a full collection of sea-tested lifestyle products, Sperry equips all those who believe the best stories are written with their feet. Proud sponsor of the United States Sailing Team and numerous world-class regattas, Sperry is distributed around the world at independent and department stores in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Sperry specialty retail stores and at Sperry.com. Sperry® is a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands also includes: Merrell®, Hush Puppies®, Saucony®, Wolverine®, Keds®, Stride Rite®, Sebago®, Cushe®, Chaco®, Bates®, HYTEST®, and Soft Style®. The Company also is the global footwear licensee of the popular brands Cat® and Harley-Davidson®. The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 200 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website, www.wolverineworldwide.com.

About Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, GA is the exclusive importer and distributor of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, US and Canada. Gill is a worldwide apparel and accessories brand serving the marine industry with over three decades of experience. Gill specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company develops and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear. Gill products are available through hundreds of independent dealers and select West Marine Stores. For further information, please contact: Gary Barker at 941 505 2111 or gary.barker@gillna.com.

U.S. Youth Championships – Day 1 Report

Bristol, R.I. (July 8, 2015) – On Tuesday, a collection of the nation’s top young sailors launched into Mount Hope Bay from Roger Williams University’s sparkling new Bready Sailing Center for the start of the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, the pinnacle event for youth sailors under 20 in the U.S.

The International 420, Laser Standard, Formula 16 and 29er fleets tallied four races on Tuesday, while the Laser Radials completed three races. Visit the event website for current standings.

Sailors were challenged in strong currents, and heavy air, with breezes approximately in the 5 to 12 knots range. Scattered thunderstorms are forecasted for Wednesday.

Many of this week’s winners will qualify for the US Sailing Team Sperry Youth World Team and compete at the 2015 ISAF Youth World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia from December 27 to January 3.

The 2015 edition of the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships will be hosted by Roger Williams University at the newly constructed Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center, and supported by the Bristol Yacht Club.

Event Coverage

For Twitter updates from the racecourse, daily video highlights, results and standings, photo gallery, and more information from the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, please visit the event website.

Racing Schedule

First race warning on Wednesday and Thursday – 10:30 am
First race warning on Friday – 10:00 am

Coaches

Leandro Spina – US Sailing Youth Development Director
John Vandemoer – Stanford Head Coach
Richard Feeny – US Sailing Junior National Coach
Phillip Muller – Community Sailing of Colorado Program and Development Director
Ward Cromwell – College of Charleston Head Coach
Elizabeth Kratzig – Elite Youth Sailing Coach
Willie McBride – 29er High Performance Program Director and Head Coach

Prizes

The Manton D. Scott Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the winning I 420 team.
The Robert L. Johnstone III Trophy will be awarded to the winning Laser Standard competitor.
The Robert and Ann Conner Trophy will be awarded to the winning Laser Radial competitor.
The Arthur D. Stevens Trophy will be awarded to the winning Multihull team.
The David M. Perry Perpetual Sportsmanship Trophy will be awarded, as well as sportsmanship keepers, in each discipline.
The 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships is sponsored by Gill North America, Sperry, Hobie Sunglasses, and Switlik. This US Sailing National Championships is a Sailors for the Sea certified Clean Regatta.

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

*Photo credit to Matthew Cohen Photography.

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. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.

About Sperry
Sperry was founded in 1935 by avid sailor, inventor and intrepid explorer Paul Sperry. From the invention of the world’s first boat shoe to a full collection of sea-tested lifestyle products, Sperry equips all those who believe the best stories are written with their feet. Proud sponsor of the United States Sailing Team and numerous world-class regattas, Sperry is distributed around the world at independent and department stores in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Sperry specialty retail stores and at Sperry.com. Sperry® is a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands also includes: Merrell®, Hush Puppies®, Saucony®, Wolverine®, Keds®, Stride Rite®, Sebago®, Cushe®, Chaco®, Bates®, HYTEST®, and Soft Style®. The Company also is the global footwear licensee of the popular brands Cat® and Harley-Davidson®. The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 200 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website, www.wolverineworldwide.com.

About Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, GA is the exclusive importer and distributor of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, US and Canada. Gill is a worldwide apparel and accessories brand serving the marine industry with over three decades of experience. Gill specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company develops and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear. Gill products are available through hundreds of independent dealers and select West Marine Stores. For further information, please contact: Gary Barker at 941 505 2111 or gary.barker@gillna.com.

About Hobie Polarized
Hobie Polarized is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of polarized eyewear. The brand’s innovative lens technology allows total glare reduction, 100% UV protection, enhances contrast and provides optimum visual acuity. The company’s products are sold worldwide and are used by watermen at all skill and lifestyle levels. The Hobie Polarized headquarters is located in Plainview, New York. For further information, please visit the company’s website at www.hobiepolarized.com.

About Switlik
Established in 1920, Switlik Parachute Co. has been owned and operated by the Switlik family for four generations and is known worldwide as a manufacturer of the highest quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation, marine, and military/government markets. Our capabilities include a wide variety of anti-exposure and anti-g suits, inflatable life rafts, inflatable life vests, inflation systems and other specialty textile-based military equipment all manufactured at our 85,000 sq. ft facility located in Trenton, NJ USA. www.switlik.com

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Nation’s Top Young Sailors to Race in Rhode Island at U.S. Youth Championships

Bristol, R.I. (July 6, 2015) – From the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, to the ICSA College Sailing National Championships, the state of Rhode Island has featured an impressive line-up of sailing’s top racing events in 2015. Over 160 of the top young sailors in the country will embark on the Ocean State for the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, the pinnacle event for youth sailors under 20 in the U.S.

Sailors representing five classes will race on Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay beginning Tuesday, July 7 through Friday, July 10. Many of this week’s winners will qualify for the US Sailing Team Sperry Youth World Team and compete at the 2015 ISAF Youth World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia from December 27 to January 3.

Like all US Sailing Youth National Championship events, there is much more to this championship than racing. This regatta is run by a team of top judges, coaches and race officers that provide high quality racing and support. Since the genesis of this championship in 1973, this event has served as a motivational force for young sailors to enjoy sailing for a lifetime, while making strong friendships along the way. U.S. Youth Championship graduates have become the stalwarts of successful college sailing programs and routinely fill out the ranks of All-Americans. Many former and current US Sailing Team Sperry and Development Team members have competed at this championship. The event continues to align with the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program and youth high performance sailing.

The 2015 edition of the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships will be hosted by Roger Williams University at the newly constructed Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center, and supported by the Bristol Yacht Club.

Event Coverage

For Twitter updates from the racecourse, daily video highlights, results and standings, photo gallery, and more information from the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, please visit the event website.
Events

Doublehanded Dinghy – International 420
Singlehanded Dinghy – Laser Radial
Singlehanded Dinghy – Laser Standard
Skiff – 29er
Multihull – Formula 16
Racing Schedule

First race warning on Tuesday – 12:00 pm
First race warning on Wednesday and Thursday – 10:30 am
First race warning on Friday – 10:00 am
Coaches

Leandro Spina – US Sailing Youth Development Director
John Vandemoer – Stanford Head Coach
Richard Feeny – US Sailing Junior National Coach
Phillip Muller – Community Sailing of Colorado Program and Development Director
Ward Cromwell – College of Charleston Head Coach
Elizabeth Kratzig – Elite Youth Sailing Coach
Willie McBride – 29er High Performance Program Director and Head Coach
Prizes

The Manton D. Scott Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the winning I 420 team.
The Robert L. Johnstone III Trophy will be awarded to the winning Laser Standard competitor.
The Robert and Ann Conner Trophy will be awarded to the winning Laser Radial competitor.
The Arthur D. Stevens Trophy will be awarded to the winning Multihull team.
The David M. Perry Perpetual Sportsmanship Trophy will be awarded, as well as sportsmanship keepers, in each discipline.
The 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships is sponsored by Gill North America, Sperry, Hobie Sunglasses, and Switlik. This US Sailing National Championships is a Sailors for the Sea certified Clean Regatta.

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

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. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.

About Sperry
Sperry was founded in 1935 by avid sailor, inventor and intrepid explorer Paul Sperry. From the invention of the world’s first boat shoe to a full collection of sea-tested lifestyle products, Sperry equips all those who believe the best stories are written with their feet. Proud sponsor of the United States Sailing Team and numerous world-class regattas, Sperry is distributed around the world at independent and department stores in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Sperry specialty retail stores and at Sperry.com. Sperry® is a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands also includes: Merrell®, Hush Puppies®, Saucony®, Wolverine®, Keds®, Stride Rite®, Sebago®, Cushe®, Chaco®, Bates®, HYTEST®, and Soft Style®. The Company also is the global footwear licensee of the popular brands Cat® and Harley-Davidson®. The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 200 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website, www.wolverineworldwide.com.

About Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, GA is the exclusive importer and distributor of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, US and Canada. Gill is a worldwide apparel and accessories brand serving the marine industry with over three decades of experience. Gill specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company develops and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear. Gill products are available through hundreds of independent dealers and select West Marine Stores. For further information, please contact: Gary Barker at 941 505 2111 or gary.barker@gillna.com.

About Hobie Polarized
Hobie Polarized is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of polarized eyewear. The brand’s innovative lens technology allows total glare reduction, 100% UV protection, enhances contrast and provides optimum visual acuity. The company’s products are sold worldwide and are used by watermen at all skill and lifestyle levels. The Hobie Polarized headquarters is located in Plainview, New York. For further information, please visit the company’s website at www.hobiepolarized.com.

About Switlik
Established in 1920, Switlik Parachute Co. has been owned and operated by the Switlik family for four generations and is known worldwide as a manufacturer of the highest quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation, marine, and military/government markets. Our capabilities include a wide variety of anti-exposure and anti-g suits, inflatable life rafts, inflatable life vests, inflation systems and other specialty textile-based military equipment all manufactured at our 85,000 sq. ft facility located in Trenton, NJ USA. www.switlik.com

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2015 Wickford Regatta

Attention All I-420 2015 Youth Championships Competitors

Wickford Regatta 2015 is coming June 6-7, 2015 in Wickford, Rhode Island, just a short drive from Roger Williams University, the site of the Youth Champs. I-420s have been competing at the Wickford Regatta for years and love the great racing on trapezoid courses.

For those who may be planning to take SAT exams on Saturday, June 6, North Kingstown High School is a SAT testing location less than 1 mile from the Wickford Regatta venue. The starting time for I-420s will be delayed to allow those taking SATs to make the start.

Wickford Yacht Club has also arranged for storage before or after the event for anyone needing temporary storage. We understand that logistics can be a challenge and are doing what we can to make it easier for you.

Go to www.wickfordregatta.com and register today!

Skip Whyte
Wickford Regatta Chairman
401-481-2997 /
skip@1stplacesailing.com

2015 CISA Advanced Race Clinic

2015 CISA Advanced Race Clinic
April 9-12, 2015
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA
I420, 29er, Laser, Radial, C420

APPLICATIONS DUE
5pm FEBRUARY 1st

Sailors must submit the $500 (per sailor) clinic registration fee and all forms (Medical Release, Liability Release and Media Release) by February 10th. Sailors that are selected and decline their spot after March 15th will forfeit half of their clinic fee. Sailors that are selected and decline their sport after April 1st will forfeit their entire clinic fee.

Charter boats are not provided by CISA except for I420 participants. Please have boat arrangements in mind before applying. Local yacht clubs can help with C420 Charters (visit www.scyyra.org for a list of local clubs) and Vela LA for Laser/Radial Charters.

CISA does not match up skippers/crews. Contact local yacht clubs if you need a sailing partner. Participants must attend all four days. Sailors unable to attend the entire clinic will have their spot forfeited.

DO NOT BOOK TRAVEL UNTIL YOU ARE ADMITTED!!!!

Christine Klingler/Victoria Thompson win 420 North American Championships

7 races over 3 days of racing delivered victory to Klingler/Thompson who sealed their overall win by 3 points and are the top placed girls team

In reality, the challenge for the yellow leader’s bibs was between Klingler/Thompson and Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin, who opened the series leading on day 1 with two race wins.

By the end of day 2, all change as Klingler/Thompson took over, going on to sail a solid 3 races series on Monday’s final day of racing to wrap up their first 420 North American Championship title. A nailbiting finish, as all could change depending on the result of the final race. Rogers/Parkin in second and William Logue/Bram Brakman third.

Behind the top two teams, the pionts were very close with an intense battle between the teams eventually finishing in third, fourth and fifth places to be the one rounding out the podium top three.

Teams had travelled from around the United States to compete, with sailors from Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey, New York and California, to name a few home states.

Twenty-two 420s competed at the 2015 420 North American Championships hosted at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami from 17-19 January 2015.

Next event for the 420 North American fleet is the 2015 420 Mid-Winter Championship at the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Texas, 31 January-1 February, and then the 2015 420 Gulf Coast Championship at the same venue from 28 February-1 March. 470 Olympian Sarah Lihan will be running some 420 Clinics the weekend before on 24-25 January and again through February and March, on 14-15 February, 21-22 March, 28-29 March. Some 420s are available for charter at the Mid-Winters.

Find our more about the US International 420 Class Association