Who will Slay the Champions?
Published on October 5th, 2017
Thirteen skippers have been selected to compete in the 2017 Championship of Champions, to be held in Sonars on October 6-8 in Oyster Bay, NY. All sailors have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship in the qualifying years (2016-17).
Every year, US Sailing invites one special guest to join the competition. Invited helms have included winners of the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, Olympians, and other sailing greats. Steve Benjamin (Miami, Fla.) is this year’s Championship of Champions special guest.
Benjamin was named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year for his win at the 2015 Etchells North American Championship and runner-up performance at the Etchells World Championship. Benjamin may have bested his 2015 results in 2017 following his win at the Etchells World Championship last week in San Francisco.
Source: US Sailing