US Sailing in Search of a Few Good Offshore Teams
Published on June 27th, 2017
The US Sailing 2017 U.S. Offshore Championship for The Lloyd Phoenix Trophy is being sailed in Navy 44s in Annapolis, September 21-24. Competing teams from across the USA will be tested in buoy racing, a middle distance and a long distance race (weather permitting).
Each team must consist of a crew of eight: one skipper and six crew members plus one U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman provided from the varsity offshore racing team. A minimum of five of each competitors’ team must have raced together (including the designated skipper) in at least five regattas scored under IRC, ORC, ORR, PHRF, Offshore One Design, Offshore Level Class Racing or Portsmouth Numbers rating systems in the past 18 months. Up to 9 teams may enter.
Teams will be selected based on US Sailing Area and resume (see the US Sailing website for more information) and the U.S. Naval Academy may enter one team for a maximum of ten total entries. Applications close on July 15 and invitations issued to selected teams the week of July 17th.
Editor’s note: This page has been updated to include IRC and ORR regattas for the entry requirements.