Ten teams for US Match Racing Champs

Published on September 30th, 2021

The 2021 U.S. Match Racing Championship features 10 teams that will compete October 1-3 in Long Beach, CA. Sailed in Catalina 37s, the 53rd edition is hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club.

Person Potts, 2018 and 2019 U.S. Match Racing Championship winner, returns to attempt a three-peat with his team Guardians of the Monohull while Nicole Breault, current and three-time U.S. Women’s Match Racing Champion, will be looking to connect the titles.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year, and I have always built in one or more avenues to qualify for it since I started playing the match racing game,” says Breault. “I have a great deal of respect for the line-up of teams we will face, as well as for the challenging tactical adaptations we need to make in the Catalina 37.”

Teams will race in round robin(s), seeded based on previous competition and the World Sailing ranking list, followed by a knock-out series and finals.

“It has been terrific to see the level of talent that has earned their way into the Championship event through the Qualifying process,” says David Stotler, member of the US Match Racing Championship Committee. “Many teams we will know from previous match race events at LBYC and other teams offer talented resumes that will be exciting to watch,”

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Source: US Sailing

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