2017 U.S. Match Racing Championship Schedule
Published on December 20th, 2016
The U.S. Match Racing Championship for the Prince of Wales Bowl (USMRC) will be sailed on October 13-15, 2017, at Oakcliff Sailing (Oyster Bay, NY on Long Island) in their Match 40’s.
2018 World Sailing Nations Cup
The top finishing eligible skipper (or skippers, depending on the Nations Cup rules) at the 2017 USMRC will be selected to represent the United States in the Open Division of the 2018 Nations Cup Regional Qualifier Event (date and location TBD, as are the dates and location of the 2018 Nations Cup Grand Finale). For a skipper to be eligible, the primary requirement is that he or she must have a US passport. (The skipper can choose their crew for the Nations Cup after the USMRC, but each crew member in the Nations Cup Regional Qualifier event must also have a US passport.)
NOTE: There will not be a U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship (USWMRC) in 2017. The US Sailing Match Racing Committee will be implementing some clinics and regattas and other initiatives to work on increasing the number of women involved in match racing in 2017. The USWMRC is scheduled to be held in 2018.
The U.S. representative(s) in the Women’s Division of the 2018 Nations Cup Regional Qualifier Event will be selected by resume. Information on where and when to find the application form will be publicized in future issues of The Dial Up and on the US Sailing website, among other places.
2017 USMRC Qualifier Series
Below you will find the dates, locations and boats for each of the eight Qualifier Series events for the 2017 U.S. Match Racing Championship. Note, for many of the events, the number of crew and the max weight will be announced in January. To find the contact and other information for each event, please go to the 2017 Regatta Schedule.
Source: US Sailing Match Racing Committee