There is no ‘I’ in US Team Racing Champs
Published on September 7th, 2023
Twenty-six teams will compete September 8-10 at the 2023 U.S. Team Racing Championship in San Diego, CA. Past event winners, College team racing national champions and All Americans, and other accomplished team racers will battle for the George R. Hinman Trophy at US Sailing’s largest adult championship.
Hosted by Mission Bay Yacht Club using CFJs, the field includes 2022 Hinman Champions Shawn Harvey, Sonia Lingos Utley, Teddy and Graceann Nicolosi, Sean Segerblom, and Caroline Teare that are back as team Rock City Cruising Club, looking for another win over 2019 and 2021 winners Holiday Sideshow (Griener Hobbs, Marlena Fauer, Ian Barrows, Michaela Obrien, Graham Landy, and Chris Klevan).
Also on the roster is team Los Huevos, whose skippers Justin Callahan, Mitchell Callahan, and Lachlain McGranahan led Harvard to a win at the 2023 College Team Race National Championship.
First held in 1981, the U.S. Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman trophy remains one of the largest and most anticipated annual sailing championships of the season.
The trophy was donated in recognition of George R. Hinman’s many years of service and contributions to yachting. Hinman was an accomplished sailor who was at the forefront of one design sailing as well as having a part in the America’s Cup in various capacities as helmsman, syndicate manager and chairman of the America’s Cup (selection) Committee.
The event will be run in the Swiss League format. Learn more about the format here: https://wilsontrophy.co.uk/swiss-league/
Editor’s note: Okay, there is an I in ‘racing’ but we went for it anyway.