Attention Melges 32 Champions, You Could Be Selected For U.S. Sailing's Championship of Champions

2 July 2008

The winner of the Melges 32 U.S. National Championship will qualify to apply for US Sailing's the 2008 Championship of Champions. One of the really fun things about this regatta is the range of sailors represented and the fact that it is in a different boat each year. This year, the championship will be sailed in Sunfish on Great South Bay.

The US Sailing's U.S. Championship of Champions was inaugurated in 1976 and is sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A. Inc. and LaserPerformance. US Sailing selects twenty competitors from nominees by their class associations who are current U.S. One Design National, North American or World Champions of their respective classes or are US Sailing champions. Eligible are sailors who normally sail in the U.S., are members of US Sailing and are members of a class or association affiliated with US Sailing. The championship is held in a different class each year, and is named in honor of Jack Brown who was noted for his service as a judge, regatta organizer and member of US Sailing Committees.

The 2008 U.S. Championship of Champions Regatta will accept twenty class champions from 2007-2008 sailing season to compete in Sunfish at Sayville Yacht Club in Sayville, NY from September 24-27, 2008. Notable previous competitors include America’s Cup tactician John Kostecki, 1996 Yachtsman of the Year and America’s Cup/US Sailing Team coach, Dave Ulman. Two-time winners Tom Linskey, Ed Adams, Hobie Alter and Russell Robinson. Three time winners include George Szabo and Paul Foerster – 2004 US Olympic 470 Gold medalist.

US Sailing and the Sayville Yacht Club welcome you to compete is this prestigious invitational regatta. Both parties are working hard and successfully securing sponsorship, media coverage, competitor housing, US Sailing certified judges and race committee and clinic speakers. If you would like to apply for inclusion in the 2008 U.S. Championship of Championships, kindly go to the main EVENT LINK to complete the online request for invitation. You will need to have your US Sailing number and that of your class before you begin.

Drew Daugherty
Championship Chairman