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U.S. Sailing Multihull Champs kicks off

Published on June 6th, 2019

Spray Beach, NJ (June 6, 2019) – Summer sailing is upon us, as the 2019 US Sailing National Championship season gets underway on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The Spray Beach Yacht Club will host the 2019 U.S. Multihull Championship, June 7-9. Fourteen sailors, representing eight U.S. states and one Canadian province, will compete for the Alter Trophy in Hobie 14s.

Little Egg Harbor will be busy with a packed weekend of multihull racing. In conjunction with the U.S. Multihull Championship, the Spray Beach Yacht Club will be hosting the Hobie Points Regatta, a Hobie Class Association sanctioned event and the Division 11 Championships. Most of the fleets in competition for this regatta will be Hobie 16s and Hobie Waves. This event will take place over two days, this Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9.

Championship Facts
• The U.S. Multihull Championship was conceived by the Multihull Council in the spring of 1985 as a service to the multihull racing community.
• The perpetual trophy was presented and named the Alter Trophy in 1986 in honor of Hobie Alter, Sr. and his extraordinary promotion of one-design multihull sailing and racing programs.
• World champions from numerous classes, Olympic medalists and several national champions from the multihull ranks have raced for the Hobie Alter Trophy.
• The championship rotates in discipline each year to showcase the depth of classes in multihull racing in the United States.

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The U.S. Multihull Championship was conceived by the Multihull Council in the spring of 1985 as a service to multihull racing sailors. It is intended to determine a U.S. national multihull champion and is sailed annually in various types of multihulls.

The perpetual trophy was presented and named the Alter Trophy in 1986 in honor of Hobie Alter, Sr. and his extraordinary promotion of one-design multihull sailing and racing programs. The U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy has become one of the nation’s major sailing championships, having featured world champions from numerous classes, Olympic medalists and several national champions from the multihull ranks.

In 2004 the Trophy name was changed from “the Alter Cup” to “The Hobie Alter Cup”. To maintain the integrity of the trophy, it will remain on display or in safe quarters at the National Governing Body of the sport – U.S. Sailing Association.

Source: US Sailing Media Contact: Brittney Manning, Communications Coordinator

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