Marine News from the Great Lakes

Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships

August 6-10, 2018

Published: Saturday, August 4, 2018

The 2018 US Junior Sailing Championships begin next week. The 93 registered competitors will arrive at North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, MI on Monday, will participate in a clinic and practice race on Tuesday, and the competition begins on Wednesday morning at 10:30AM on Lake Erie, just offshore from the yacht club.

US Sailing provides coaches for the competitors throughout the event, and just yesterday they announced they have hired one additional coach. NCYC is pleased to announce that their choice is one of our own club members, Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias. Anna and her brother grew up in nearby Perrysburg, OH and were active in the junior racing program at our club. Anna went on to sail at Old Dominion University. She won Olympic Gold for the US when she competed in the Laser Radial single-handed class at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Qingdao, China.  She has achieved great recognition for her sailing skills, including US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2009 and 2011 she was named Rolex World Sailor of the Year by the International Sailing Federation. In the midst of her busy sailing schedule, Anna has returned to I-LYA’s Junior Bay Week at Put-in-Bay and to the Advanced Racing Clinic offered by North Cape Yacht Club.

Anna began CrossFit training in 2011 and now competes at the national level. This keeps her in top physical condition. She and her husband Brad Tobias own and operate T2CrossFit in Pittsburgh, PA.

Anna has now paired up as crew with Paris Henken and they will make a bid for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in a 49erFX, a double-handed skiff-type high-performance sailing dinghy.

North Cape is proud to have Anna back to help serve the needs of the talented young sailors gathering to compete at our club.

To learn more about the 2018 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championship, please visit the event website at

For additional information contact the Championships’ publicity coordinator Eileen Hoffman at [email protected]

North Cape Yacht club is one of the premier sailing clubs on Lake Erie and we proudly offer competitive racing and an active cruising program, as well as adult and youth sailing lessons. Please visit our website at

tags: Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Racing, Sailing, Women in Boating

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