Women’s Keelboat Champs starts Monday
Published on August 12th, 2016
Rye, NY (August 12, 2016) – The American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. will host the new International Women’s Keelboat Championship in provided J/70 class sailboats from August 14th to 20th.
The championship will offer women keelboat and offshore sailors high quality racing on the international stage without the need to provide their own boats or sails. To ensure a fast and competitive racing format, additional changes have been made to speed up the action.
The format consists of fleet racing with a twist. The championship features sixteen teams from the USA, New Zealand, Germany and Canada, with each team rotating boats after every two races. Each team will race an equal number of races against the others.
Races will be approximately 15 minutes in duration. The AYC, in cooperation with US Sailing, will provide on-the-water judging. The event will be hosted immediately offshore of the AYC peninsula that thrusts into Long Island Sound, it should provide a great viewing experience for spectators.
On Monday, August 15th, the “Magenta Project” will host a training clinic led by three-time International Women’s Keelboat Champion, Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, and Olympian Sally Barkow.
For a list of competitors … click here
Source: US Sailing