While many sailing races are being concluded at the end part of the year, other races are already being lined up for the year ahead.
If you look at the US Match Racing Championship that is lined up for 2017, it is a race that will be on for the Prince of Wales Bowl trophy and it would take place between 13th and 15th of October 2017. The event would take place at the Oakcliff Sailing which is on Long Island, NY. The races would be held in Match 40s.
The event is known as USMRC whereby the skipper who finishes on top as per Nations Cup guidelines, would be representing the country at the open division of the regional qualifier which would be in the 2018 Nations Cup. In order for any skipper to be eligible, he or she should be a US passport holder.
Every crew member also should be US passport holders. However a woman’s racing championship will not be held in 2017 in a match race. There would be regattas and clinics held by US Sailing Match Racing Committee in 2017. These would be initiatives to have more women participating in match races henceforth. There would be a women’s division of the 2018 Nations Cup regional qualifier event. Information as to how one can apply in the event would be on the US Sailing website in due time. As for the qualifier dates for 2017 USMRC, the schedule is already up on the website. Boats, locations as well as dates are given for each of the eight series events that would be part of the championship. Number of crew members’ permissible and maximum weight would also be announced by the month of January. It is possible to get all kinds of relevant information about the regatta by checking out the schedule.