Battle begins for Team Racing Champs
Published on August 16th, 2019
The 2019 U.S. Team Racing Championship for the historic George R. Hinman Trophy will be held August 16 through 18 in Newport Beach, CA. This US Sailing National Championship, hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club, features 12 teams competing in Club Flying Juniors.
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 accomplished teams and experienced team racers, many of whom have competed in and won this Championship in years past.
This year’s entry list features current college sailors, coaches, and alumni from 13 major programs including, Yale (14), Stanford (9), Georgetown (9), College of Charleston (8), Boston College (6), Dartmouth (5), Old Dominion (4), St. Mary’s (4), Hobart and William Smith Colleges(4), George Washington (2), Brown (1), and California Maritime (1).
The entry list features seven 2019 ICSA Co-ed All-American skippers, three 2019 ICSA Women’s All-American skippers, and four 2019 ICSA Co-ed All-American crew.
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
Source: US Sailing