Corpus Christi to host US Youth Champs

Published on June 21st, 2017

Corpus Christi, TX (June 21, 2017) – For the second time since 2013, the Corpus Christi Yacht Club will host the pinnacle event for youth sailing in the United States. The 2017 US Youth Championships will bring together over 175 of America’s top youth sailors, with qualification for the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships on the line in four of the six classes.

Sailors under 20, both young men and women, will race on Corpus Christi Bay over four days, beginning Sunday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 28.

As with all US Sailing Junior and Youth National Championships, competitors will receive world-class event management and support. The 2017 U.S. Youth Championships will be run by a team of experienced judges, coaches and race officers who will provide high quality racing for America’s top youth talent.

Since the first edition of the Youth Champs in 1973, the regatta has served as a transformative step for young sailors who aspire to reach the highest levels of sailing. U.S. Youth Championship participants fill the rosters of successful college sailing programs and routinely achieve All-American status. The Youth Champs is also part of the pathway for ambitious athletes who hope to earn a place on the US Sailing Team, and ultimately at the Olympic Games.

Championship Events:
Girls Doublehanded Dinghy – I 420
Boys Doublehanded Dinghy – I 420
Girls Skiff – 29er
Boys Skiff – 29er
Open Multihull – Nacra 15
Girls Singlehanded Dinghy – Laser Radial
Boys Singlehanded Dinghy – Laser Radial
Open Singlehanded Dinghy – Laser
Boys Windsurfer – Techno 293 Plus
Girls Windsurfer – Techno 293 Plus

Event details: www.ussailing.org/racing/championships/youth/youthchamps

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