Game time for U.S. Match Racing Championship
Published on October 12th, 2017
The 2017 edition of the U.S. Match Racing Championship for the Prince of Wales Bowl will be held October 13 to 15 in Oyster Bay, NY. This edition, hosted by Oakcliff Sailing, marks the 50th Anniversary of this historic US Sailing National Championship.
Ten teams will compete in Match 40s, eight of whom earned their spot in U.S. Match Racing Qualifying events and two being invited by the selection committee based on many factors including ranking.
The winning team comprised of 100 percent U.S. citizens will earn the title of U.S. Match Racing National Champion and will qualify to represent the United States in the Open Division at World Sailing’s 2018 Nations Cup Regional Qualifier, an international match racing championship.
The overall winning team, regardless of team members’ nationality, will earn the Prince of Wales Bowl and automatically qualify for next year’s U.S. Match Racing Championship.
The defending champion, Nevin Snow (San Diego, CA), will be put to the test against his coach from Georgetown, Janel Zarkowski (Annapolis, MD), as well as two-time U.S. Women’s Match Racing Champion (2016, 2015) Nicole Breault (San Francisco, CA).
Source: US Sailing