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US Sailing Releases 2020 Youth National Championship Series Schedule

Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the summer sailing season. US Sailing is excited to release the schedule for the 2020 Youth National Championship Series.

US Sailing has been organizing National Championships for youth sailors since 1921, attracting the best young American sailors for quality competition, expert coaching, and spirited camaraderie. Several Youth National Championships in 2020 are celebrating historic anniversaries, including the 99th Sears Cup, 40th Leiter Trophy, 25th Ida Lewis Trophy, and 10th Rose Cup.

Each Championship features specific boat classes, age eligibility, and regatta formats, including fleet and match racing. US Sailing supports Championships for a variety of sailing disciplines, such as dinghies, keelboats, skiffs, catamarans, and boards.

US Sailing is proud to offer world class sailing venues, race management and coaching at the Youth National Championships Series. The regattas are hosted by leading sailing organizations around the country, offering excellent sailing conditions for sailors and hospitality to parents and guests.

US Sailing Certified Race Officials oversee fair and challenging racing on the water, and US Sailing’s fleet coaches provide expert coaching and mentorship to the next generation of champions. The 2019 championships featured coaching from several Olympic medalists and sailing legends, including Anna Tobias, Kevin Burnham, and Dave Perry. Stay tuned this spring for updates on the US Sailing fleet coaches for each of the 2020 Youth National Championships.

2020 Youth National Championship Series:

June 20-24: U.S. Youth Championships
Pensacola, FL / Pensacola Yacht Club
  • Qualifier for Team USA at 2020 Youth Worlds. More info on Youth Worlds selection
  • Laser, Laser Radial, International 420, 29er, Nacra 15, Techno 293, and Techno 293 Plus
  • Invitation only, by early acceptance or application
June 24-28: U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship
Rochester, NY / Rochester Yacht Club
  • 10th Anniversary of the Rose Cup
  • Sonar
  • Invitation only, by application
July 6-10: U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championships
Wrightsville Beach, NC / Carolina Yacht Club
  • 40th Anniversary of the Leiter Trophy
  • Laser Radial and Laser 4.7
  • Open registration up to 70 boats
July 7-11: U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship
Oklahoma City, OK / Oklahoma City Boat Club
  • 25th Anniversary of the Ida Lewis Trophy
  • Club 420
  • Open registration up to 40 boats
August 11-14: Chubb U.S. Junior Championships
Macatawa Bay, MI / Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
  • 99th Anniversary of the Sears Cup
  • VX One (triplehanded), Club 420 (doublehanded), Laser Radial (singlehanded)
  • Ladder Qualification via Area Championships.

*For sailors interested in competing, please click on the event websites for eligibility and application details.

For questions about the 2020 Youth National Championship Series, contact us at [email protected].

US Sailing Communications: Jake Fish, [email protected]

About US Sailing

The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit

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