US Open Sailing Series shifts west

Published on June 16th, 2022

The first stop in the West Marine US Open Sailing Series’ California tour begins on June 17-19 in San Diego, CA. Hosted by San Diego Yacht Club, the event features the ILCA 7, ILCA 6, 470, 29er, Finn, and Snipe. The event will also be awarding the 29er US National Championship and US Sailing Singlehanded Championship awards.

As well as hosting these championships, this event serves as a training ground for sailors competing in the Youth World Championship in The Hauge next month. Sailors Ian Peter Barnard (Men’s ILCA 6), Katharine Doble (Women’s ILCA 6), Sammie Gardner/ Alice Schmid (Women’s 29er), and Nyenhuis/ Noah Nyenhuis (Men’s 29er) are entered at the US Open and will compete at the Youth Worlds on July 8-15.

New this year, competitors in the Olympic classes will compete for over $3,500 dollars in prize money. First place takes home $1,000, while second takes $500 and third $250. Competitors from North and Central America are eligible for prize money.

Series informationSan Diego detailsEntry list

2022 US Open Sailing Series
January 15-17: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 21-23: Miami, Florida
February 3-6: Clearwater, Florida
June 17-19: San Diego, California
July 15-17: Long Beach, California
August 12-14: San Francisco, California

Organized by US Sailing and host yacht clubs at venues in Florida and California, the 6-stage West Marine US Open Sailing Series seeks to fulfill demand for a racing and training platform based in the United States to provide a path to the Olympic Games for prospective athletes.

Source: US Sailing

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