2017 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship
Published on July 14th, 2017
Thirty-five teams from around the USA will be competing in the 2017 U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club in Annapolis, MD.
This US Sailing National Championship will feature two days of clinics, instructed by a collection of top coaches, followed by three days of racing in the Club 420 on Chesapeake Bay off the Severn River. Racing takes place Sunday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 18.
Along with representing their home yacht club or sailing organization, there are sailors from 14 different U.S. states in competition at this championship. The returning champions from the 2016 event in Mississippi, Sarah Burns (Short Hills, N.J.) and Patricia Gerli (Greenwich, Conn.), have joined this year’s fleet for a chance to defend the historic Ida Lewis Trophy.
Skill development and high-level coaching is an important part of the experience for the participating sailors (ages 13-18).
Richard Feeny – Head Coach, US Sailing Junior and Youth National Championships
Amanda Clark – 2012 and 2008 Olympian, Women’s 470 Class
Elizabeth Kratzig – Seven-time US Sailing Team Member
Brian Clancy – Head Coach, Cornell University
Dillon Paiva – Head Coach, US Naval Academy
Charles Higgins – Assistant Coach, Old Dominion University
Arielle Darrow – Sailing Director, Norfolk Yacht Club
Source: US Sailing