US Championship coming to Mississippi

Published on October 25th, 2022

Ten teams from across the USA will take to the water for the 2022 US Sailing’s Adult Championship on October 27-30 in Bay Saint Louis, MS. The event will be held in the Viper 640, with teams were chosen by their Regional Sailing Associations to compete for the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy.

One team to watch out for is the local squad of Jackson Benvenutti, Andrew Eagan, and Chris Alexander who are fresh off a win at the 2022 Viper 640 North American Championship. They are representing the Gulf Yachting Association and Bay Waveland Yacht Club.

Also in attendance are this year’s Viper 640 Pacific Coast Champions Ed Feo, Chuck Tripp, and Kevin Taugher, representing the Southern California Yachting Association and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.

Outside of the Viper 640 class, four-time 505 World Champion Michael Holt, representing Santa Cruz Yacht Club, had entered with his team of Bruce Edwards and Steve Bourdow.

Teams can sail will three or four members at their discretion, provided total crew weight is below 700 lbs.

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