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22 March 2005, 09:27 am
2005 National Championship Calendar And Sponsors Announced
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US SAILING has determined its 2005 schedule for Adult and Youth National Championships. The 18 events, which begin in April and continue through November, will be hosted by different yacht clubs across the country and raced in a wide range of classes of boats.
While some participants are selected by their sailing resume, the course to the majority of Championships is either open or based on a ladder structure that begins at the local club level and progresses to regional finals before reaching the National Championship.

Adult Championships Calendar

U.S. Multihull Championship (Hobie Alter Cup); Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, Calif.; Hobie Tiger; April 13-17
U.S. Independence Cup (Chandler Hovey Jr.Trophy); Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, Ill.; Freedom 20 and 2.4mR; July 30-August 1.
U.S.Singlehanded Championship (O'Day Trophy) Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, Calif.; Laser; August 17-21.
U.S. Men's Sailing Championship (Mallory Cup); American Yacht Club, Rye, N.Y.; Flying Scot; September 11-16.
U.S. Women's Sailing Championship (Adams Trophy); American Yacht Club, Rye, N.Y.; Flying Scot; September 11-16.
Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship (Bengt Julin Trophy); Annapolis Yacht Club, Md.; J/22; September 17-23.
U.S. Match Racing Championship; Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Beach, Calif.; Governor's Cup 21; September 21-24.
U.S. Championship Of Champions (Jack Brown Trophy); Bayview Yacht Club, Detroit, Mich.; Flying Scot; September 28-October 1.
U.S. Team Race Championship (Hinman Trophy); Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmond, N.Y.; Vanguard 15; October 14-16
U.S. Offshore Championship (Lloyd Phoenix Trophy); U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; Navy 44; October 27-30.
U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship (Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy); Fort Worth Boat Club, Fort Worth, TX; J/22; November 16-19.

Youth Championships Calendar

U.S. Youth Sailing Championship; Cedar Point Yacht Club, Westport, Conn.; Laser, Laser Radial, Club 420; June 23-30.
U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship - 10th Anniversary (Ida Lewis Trophy); Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, R.I.; Club 420, July 5-11.
U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship (Nancy Leiter Clagett Memorial Trophy); California Yacht Club, Marina del Rey, Calif.; Laser Radial; July 30-August 5.
U.S. Junior Singlehanded Championship (Smythe Trophy); Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Beach, Calif.; Laser; August 9-12.
U.S. Junior Doublehanded Championship (Bemis Trophy); Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Beach, Calif.; Club 420; August 9-12.
U.S. Junior Triplehanded Championship (Sears Cup); Balboa Yacht Club, Corona del Mar, Calif.; Governor's Cup; August 9-12.
U.S. Youth Multihull Championship (Stevens Trophy); St. Andrew Bay Yacht Club, Panama City, Fla.; Hobie 16; August 25-28.

The slate of sponsors for its 2005 National Championships have also been announced: Rolex Watch U.S.A., Vanguard Sailboats, Nautica International Inc., and Dry Creek Vineyard. The dedicated support of these sponsors opens up opportunities for thousands of sailors nationwide to compete at a national level and gain on-the-water experience that may take them to an international level.

Rolex Watch U.S.A.

Returning for its ninth year as sponsor of all US SAILING Adult Championships, including title sponsor of the Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship, Rolex Watch U.S.A. continues to demonstrate its support of the development of the sport of sailing. Many of the Championships also offer Rolex clinics, which are designed to give sailors an opportunity to improve their racing experience through on-the-water or on-shore training from local or class experts. Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders in 1958, the company has consistently endeavored to recognize and encourage excellence in every important arena of competitive sailing, including Olympic Games preparation, US SAILING Championships, disabled sailing, and offshore, one-design and women's events. www.rolex.com

Vanguard Sailboats

Vanguard Sailboats has been a dedicated sponsor of numerous U.S. National Championships for more than a decade. For 2005, Vanguard continues to sponsor the U.S. Singlehanded, Team Race, Junior & Junior Women's Singlehanded & Doublehanded, and Youth Championships. Demonstrating its commitment to the sport of sailing and to developing high-quality sailing programs, Vanguard Sailboats is an official sponsor of US SAILING. Vanguard supports and sponsors sailing at many levels, encouraging sailors in the U.S. to participate in and enjoy the sport, and ensuring great competition among sailors. Visit their website at www.teamvanguard.com

Nautica International, Inc.

A new sponsor of the National Championships, Nautica has signed on as sponsor of both the U.S. Team Race Championship and the U.S. Youth Championship. Long associated with the sport of sailing, Nautica is the Official Apparel Supplier to the US Sailing Team. Founded in 1983, Nautica is a leading global lifestyle brand with products ranging from men's, women's and children's apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. Nautica products are styled in timeless design and premium quality that enhance our consumer's energetic lifestyle yet recognize their desire for balance. Since August 2003, Nautica is part of VF Corporation, a leader in branded apparel including jeanswear, intimate apparel, sportswear, outdoor products and workwear. For additional information, please go to www.nautica.com.

Dry Creek Vineyard

2005 marks the third consecutive year that Dry Creek Vineyard is a supporter of several Adult National Championships. The winery, located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, Calif., supports the U.S. Men's & Women's, Women's Match Racing, Team Race, and Match Racing Championships, as well as the U.S. Championship of Champions. Their wines are easy to recognize due to the spirited yacht paintings that appear on each bottle from Dry Creek Vineyard, www.drycreekvineyard.com.

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