Cleveland hosts US Team Racing Champs
Published on September 26th, 2018
The 2018 U.S. Team Racing Championship for the historic George R. Hinman Trophy will feature three days of racing from September 28 to 30 in Cleveland, Ohio.
First held in 1981, the U.S. Team Racing Championship remains one of the hottest events in the country. This year’s Championship features an impressive list of 12 accomplished teams and experienced team racers, many of whom have competed in and won this Championship in years past.
This year’s entry list includes active college sailors, coaches and alumni from major programs including, Old Dominion, College of Charleston, Stanford, Roger Williams, Yale, Brown, Virginia, Dartmouth, Hobart and William Smith, and others.
Defending champions Jet Lag, composed of Stanford alumni, will return all six of their sailors from last year’s team that won the title in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Using the 420E from Zim Sailing, the Championship is raced in three-boat/six-person teams either in Cleveland Harbor or Lake Erie, and hosted by The Foundry, Cleveland’s Community Rowing and Sailing Center.
Racing Format and Course Area (subject to change):
• Qualifying Round Robin Series
• Gold/Silver Round Robin Seeding Series
• Knock-out Series – Top 4 Teams: Semifinals, Finals, Petit Finals
Fans can watch the action in real-time with US Sailing’s Facebook Live coverage on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. Follow US Sailing on Facebook for live streaming alerts.