Kemah to host US Adult Championship
Published on October 20th, 2021
From Hawaii to Rhode Island, ten teams are lined up for the 2021 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship on October 21-24 in Kemah, TX. Hosted by by Texas Corinthian Yacht Club, the event will be held in the club’s fleet of Sonars with new sails.
Texas Corinthian YC is no stranger to this regatta, having hosted in 1959. “Back in those days, the defending Champion hosted the Regatta the year following their victory,” says Jack Daniel, Event Chair at TCYC.
“Members Bob Mosbacher, with Crew Pete Masterson and George Francisco II, won the 1958 Mallory Cup held at American Yacht Club. The 1959 Championship was won by Buddy Melges — now an honorary member at TCYC — and he went on to win the 1960 and 1961 Championships as well.”
The Club has overcome quite a few challenges ahead of this year’s U.S. Adult Sailing Championship, dealing with the pandemic and hurricane damage to the property in mid-September.
“For a small club of only 165 member families, TCYC has a history of hosting some of the finest one-design competitions of the modern era, and we can’t wait to begin the 2021 version of the U.S. Adult Sailing Championship underway this Thursday,” says Daniel.
Winners will be awarded the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy.