Entries Open for International Women’s Keelboat Championship
Published on May 15th, 2017
For the first time in event history, the 2017 International Women’s Keelboat Championship (IWKC) will be contested outside the United States. Inaugurated in 1985, the revitalized championship, organized by US Sailing, will offer women sailors an opportunity for high quality racing in J/70 boats on the international stage.
Club de Vela La Peña A.C. in Valle de Bravo, Estado de Mexico, Mexico will host the 16th edition of the championship on August 14-19 and will be providing the J/70 boats for the event. Up to 20 teams will be selected through an application process. The goals is for half the teams selected to represent North American countries and half will represent countries from around the world.
The top American boat will also be the U.S. representative at the 2018 Sailing Champions League World qualifier.
Additional 2017 IWKC Application Information:
• Notice of Race and the application form are posted online
• Application is by resume (please attach your sailing resume)
• Entry fee increases on May 20, 2017
• Application fee is refundable if you are not accepted
To ensure fast and competitive racing, the format for the championship features two flights of boats with teams rotating after every two races. Each team will race an equal number of races against the other teams. Races will be approximately 15 minutes in duration. The host club will ensure quick rotations and on-the-water umpiring, in addition to a quality viewing experience for spectators.
Event details: http://www.ussailing.org/racing/championships/adult/iwkc
Previous winners: http://www.ussailing.org/racing/championships/adult/iwkc/previous-winners/