Saturday, September 29, 2018

U.S. Adult Sailing Championship Preview

J/22s sailing one design(Wayzata, MN)- The Clifford D Mallory Trophy, emblematic of the U.S. Adult Sailing Championship, will be taking place this coming weekend in Wayzata, MN, sailed on Lake Minnetonka on a fleet of matched J/22 one-design class sailboats.

The format has been different in past years, with the 2018 participants determined by submission of their team’s C.V. and selected by a U.S. Adult Sailing Committee to determine the twelve crews sailing in the round-robin format, providing three days of challenging racing by sailors from around the country.

Those twelve teams are the following:
  • BBYRA- Sean Bradley, Jarret Lynn, Russell Schon-  Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
  • Detroit YRA- Matthew Debois, Ellen Debois-Gossman, Kip Stoneburner- Detroit, MI
  • Gulf YA- Benz Faget, Randal Richmond, Josh Deupree- New Orleans, LA
  • Inland Lake YA- Mike Hanson, Tim Siemers, Mark Swift- Wayzata, MN
  • Inter-mountain Lakes- Robin Jackson, David Baker, Greg Shertz, Jeanne Strathamns- Littleton, CO
  • Hawaii YRA- Maddey Kennedy, Mike Van Woerkom, Morgan Stevenson, Karina Berry- Honolulu, HI
  • Interlake YA- Ryan Lashaway, Connor Madden, Ryan Kyel- Rocky River, OH
  • Texas SA- Fred Meno, Marc Nilsson, Mike Schwinn- Fort Worth, TX
  • Twin Cities RSA- Mike Schmid, Uta Moncur, Mike Miller- Minneapolis, MN
  • YRA San Francisco- Vaughn Seifers, Kurt Lahr, Nick Nash- Foster City, CA
  • Duluth SA- Susan Mattis-Turnhan, Monica Bertani, Ann Heimbach, David Turnham- Duluth, MN
  • Southern Massachusetts SA- Paul Wilson, Allison Coleman, Natalie Coleman-Fuller, Christina Persson- Oak Bluffs, MA
Based on known experience in the J/22 class, it would be easy to handicap Benz Faget’s team from New Orleans, LA as the odds-on favorites on a 1-to-1 bet to at least place on the podium (he is a J/22 World Champion).  For more U.S. Adult Sailing Championship information. Add to Flipboard Magazine.