A Gathering of Adams Cup History

Published on May 22nd, 2017

More than 50 past Adams Cup sailors and participants gathered for the 2017 Adams Cup Reunion, organized by The National Sailing Hall of Fame on May 19-21 in Annapolis, MD. The Adams Cup was the competition for the United States Women’s Sailing Championship. First held in 1924, it was organized by US Sailing and was raced annually until 2011.

Highlights of the Reunion Weekend included:
• A presentation by Rachael Miller (Adams Cup Sailor), from the Rozaila Project.
• A Panel Discussion led by Dawn Riley, Executive Director of Oakcliff Sailing Center, Crew, America3, US Sailings Yachtwoman of the Year, Adams Cup Sailor, on the topic of “Engaging Sailing’s Next Generation”. Dawn was accompanied by panelists Jan O’Malley, US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and Winner, First Woman’s Doublehanded Championship, and Louisa Chafee, College Sailing All American & US Olympic Sailing Team, Rio,
• Team Sailing on Bull and Bear at The National Sailing Hall of Fame
• Dinner and Storytelling at the Annapolis Yacht Club

List of attendees… click here.

Evening event at Adams Cup Reunion at Annapolis Yacht Club.

Adams Cup Sailors on Bull and Bear.

From left: Ann McCormack, Joclyn Nash, Cindy Delmas

Panel Discussion with Dawn Riley, Jan O’Malley, Louissa Chafee

From left: Rachel Miller, Whiney Peterson, Merritt Keffer

The Adams Cup

From left: Whiney Peterson, Carol Connor, Vick Field, Mary Hotchkiss, Val Fast, Lexi Cerrati

Source: Karen Morris

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