U.S. Youth Match Racing Champs on Oyster Bay
Published on June 27th, 2018
Oyster Bay, NY (June 27, 2018) – Ten teams are preparing for the U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship to be held from June 29 to July 1. For 16 to 20 year olds, teams of four consisting of at least one female crew per boat will be racing the Sonar on Oyster Bay.
Five-time U.S. Match Racing Champion, Dave Perry, will lead a North U Advanced Match Racing Clinic on June 27 and 28. “They are the best youth match racers in the country and will soon be competing at the college level and for the U.S. Match Racing Championship,” said Perry.
Originally known as the Rose Cup, this event was founded by members of the Balboa Yacht Club and the Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association (NBSSA), and was started as an invitational youth match race event in 2010. The mission is to promote youth match racing in the U.S. and improve the skills of racers from around the country in national and international competition.
In 2015, US Sailing elevated the Rose Cup to an official US Sailing National Championship, and the 2018 event is expected to be an World Sailing Grade 3 Event.