U.S. Adult Championship in Macatawa
Published on October 4th, 2023
Seven teams representing six of the 11 US Sailing Regional Sailing Associations will compete in the 2023 U.S. Adult Championship on October 5-8 in Macatawa, MI. Racing in provided VX Ones, teams will vie for one of US Sailing’s oldest and most storied adult championship trophies, the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy.
Teams were chosen by their Regional Sailing Associations to compete in this event.
“The weekend forecast looks to be a bit challenging with winds forecast to be at or above the maximum limit for most of the weekend. Hopefully we can find a couple weather windows over the course of the weekend to run some championship level races for the competitors,” said Principal Race Officer Richard Reichelsdorfer.
In attempt to protect the loaned boats, no race will be started or run when sustained winds exceed an average of 17 knots or gust to 22 knots or more.
While youth and women had national, ladder-system championships for a quarter century, it was not until 1952 that a similar championship for men eighteen years and older was established during Robert N. Bavier, Jr.’s tenure as Executive Director of the National Governing Body. The Clifford D. Mallory Trophy then transitioned to an open event in 1993.