USA Qualifying for 2018 Nations Cup
Published on October 11th, 2017
The 2018 Nations Cup Grand Final will be hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club on October 10-14 in San Francisco, CA. The Nations Cup is an international match racing championship run by World Sailing, attracting top competitors from around the world to compete in the Open and Women’s Division,. The 2018 edition will be held in J/22s.
The top finishing eligible skipper (or skippers, depending on the Nations Cup rules) at the 2017 U.S. Match Racing Championship will be selected to represent the United States in the Open Division of the 2018 Nations Cup Regional Qualifier (date and location to be determined).
Ten pre-qualified teams will compete at the 2017 U.S. Match Racing Championship on October 13-15, with racing to be held in Match 40s at Oyster Bay, NY. Details.
Women skippers interested in being selected to represent the U.S. at the Nations Cup Qualifier are encouraged to apply. Selection will be based on match racing resume. Skippers must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and members of US Sailing to be eligible to compete. For the selection system and application form, click here. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.
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