Please select your home edition
Edition
Vaikobi 2021 Boots - LEADERBOARD

Corpus Christi Yacht Club to host U.S. Multihull Championship

by US Sailing 1 Nov 2021 07:56 GMT November 1-5, 2021
U.S. Multihull Championship © US Sailing

Last but certainly not least in the 2021 US Sailing Championship Season, Corpus Christi Yacht Club and the Formula Wave Class will host the U.S. Multihull Championship on November 1-5. The Regatta, sailed in Formula Wave Class boats, will see 80 sailors from 30 states and Puerto Rico compete for the Hobie Alter Trophy.

"This will be the largest U.S. Multihull Championship in the last 20 years, and maybe the biggest Wave regatta in the last 10," says event Co-Chair Ben Wells. "We have many sailors competing that have been successful both on the Wave and on other catamarans, and this regatta will prove to be a good challenge for all." In the fleet sailors registered for the event, more than half are over sixty years old.

"It's an all-world fleet," says John Nekus, the incoming U.S. Multihull Championship Committee Chair for the event. "There are some world-class sailors coming into town and some folks who are just day sailors, and that's the beauty of competition at this level and the beauty of US Sailing. We attract the top competitors but also are open to folks who want to join us out on the water and want to participate."

"In that regard, in any competition when you have that many boats, it shows the organization and planning have been super. It's an active multihull fleet so they're to be commended for that, bringing people together from across the US and from different parts of the world is something great to see," continues Nekus. "Particularly when you consider we didn't have the event last year and travel has been difficult. It'll be very exciting and fun to have this group of folks together after a long period that we've gone through."

The event was organized by a full team, including 2021 U.S. Multihull Championship Event Co-Chairs Chris Wessels and Ben Wells, as well as outgoing U.S. Multihull Championship Committee Chair Ashley Enders.

"We are excited to have so many Wave sailors compete in this event," says Wells. "Whoever the top finishers will be will have demonstrated error-free sailing consistently. We also have so many fun things planned throughout the week; Our ultimate goal is that everyone walks away with a smile on their face, and has made some amazing memories."

Founded in 1985, the U.S. Multihull Championships has become one of the nation's major sailing championships, counting world champions from numerous classes, Olympic medalists, and several national champions from the multihull ranks as past and present competitors. The perpetual trophy is named the Alter Trophy in 1986 in honor of Hobie Alter, Sr. and his extraordinary promotion of one-design multihull sailing and racing programs. The event is sponsored by Regatta Craft Mixers.

For more information, and to follow along, visit www.ussailing.org/competition/championships/2021-u-s-multihull-championship

Related Articles

Open letter from Paul Cayard
The Executive Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing writes from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing venue I am departing Japan today after absorbing the Olympic environment, observing our team in action and getting pointers from old friends who have been running teams in this game for decades. Posted on 5 Aug 2021
Hempel Worlds: New Doublehanded Offshore event
Mixed two-person offshore keelboat event will be on the program at the Paris 2024 Olympics For the first time in Olympic history, a Mixed Two-Person Offshore Keelboat event will be on the program at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. Posted on 7 Dec 2019
US Sailing team leadership statement
A statement from US Sailing regarding the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program US Sailing and Malcolm Page, Chief of Olympic Sailing, announced that they have agreed to part ways. Page will be leaving US Sailing and returning to his home in Australia. Posted on 20 Sep 2019
2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami preview
30th anniversary of elite-level Olympic class sailing on Biscayne Bay Racing will soon begin at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami (HWCSM). This year marks the 30th anniversary of elite-level Olympic class sailing on Biscayne Bay. Posted on 25 Jan 2019
2024 Olympic Events: Open letter from US Sailing
After request to submit proposals from World Sailing Recently, all World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNA's, such as US Sailing) were requested by to submit proposals for what events should be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic sailing competition. Posted on 4 May 2018
With one year on job Malcolm Page looks ahead
It was almost exactly a year ago that Malcolm Page took reigns of US Sailing Team It was almost exactly a year ago that Malcolm Page, a double gold medalist in the 470 class for Australia, took the reigns of the US Sailing Team. With winds in excess of 30 knots keeping all 10 classes on shore for the entirety of Day 4 Posted on 27 Jan 2018
Familiar faces return for World Cup Series Miami
Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias returns in the 49erFX class The 49erFX class is one of 10 sailing disciplines that will compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Regatta. Medal contenders in all 10 will be competing at the World Cup Series Miami, the second stop, of four, on World Sailing's 2017-'18 World Series Cup tour. Posted on 23 Jan 2018
U.S. Adult Championship at St. Petersburg
Northeast Sailing Association (Sail Maine) win the title The action was fast and furious on Tampa Bay this week. Twelve teams in J/70s representing their respective Regional Sailing Associations (RSA) enjoyed the speedy and highly entertaining racing format. Posted on 13 Nov 2017
Enoshima Olympic Week
Views from USA and AUS teams US Sailing Team Laser Radial athlete Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) won gold at the conclusion of a stormy Enoshima Olympic Week, the first large multi-class regatta to be held at the site of the Tokyo 2020 sailing competition. Posted on 30 Oct 2017
U.S. Match Racing Championship
David Storrs wins Prince of Wales Bowl David Storrs and his international team won the Prince of Wales Bowl but it was second place finisher Pearson Potts and the Yankee Creole Racing team who walked away with the title of U.S. Match Racing Champion. Posted on 16 Oct 2017