Four days to settle U.S. Multihull title
Published on August 25th, 2022
Fifteen teams from across the USA will compete in the 2022 U.S. Multihull Championship, held by Sail Newport August 25-28 in Newport, RI. The championship will be raced in Formula 18 (F18) catamarans on Narragansett Bay.
One team to watch out for is 2018 F18 World Champion Michael Easton and crew Chris Manson-Hing, who are looking to claim a second U.S. Multihull Championship title. Other competitors looking for a repeat include Lars Guk (2014) and Robbie Daniel (2006).
The trophy was established in 1986 and named the Alter Trophy in honor of Hobie Alter, Sr. and his extraordinary promotion of one-design multihull sailing and racing programs. It is intended to determine a U.S. national multihull champion and is sailed annually in various types of multihulls.
The 2021 title was won by Tom Whitehurst in the Formula Wave, with National Sailing Hall of Famer Randy Smyth holding the most titles at five. Smyth won the championship in a span from 1990 to 2018 racing the Weta Trimaran, Nacra 6.0na, Hobie 20, Nacra 5.5, and Prindle 18-2.