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2012 U. S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship
Lake Minnetonka Sailing School is hosting and Minnetonka Yacht Club is the major sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy, a US Sailing National Championship event. The event runs from June 24-30 on Lake Minnetonka.
The U.S. Junior Women’s Double-handed Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy was started in 1995 and became a US Sailing National Championship in 1996. This premier event and the coaching clinics are made possible by funds provided by host clubs, local host families, generous sponsors and by the late C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Mr. Clagett’s unwavering dedication to junior women’s sailing is in memory of his late wife, Nancy Leiter Clagett, a world class sailor, and of Ida Lewis, the heroic daughter of a lighthouse keeper.
The event is sailed in Club 420 class sailboats and is intended to encourage young American women to enhance their sailing ability. It has a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and provides the opportunity to compete in elite-level competition with guidance from high-level coaching. The national championship will be sailed by 40 teams of young women (80 total athletes) from around the country, including a number of local young women sailors.
The weeklong agenda consists of two days of clinics for the competing sailors led by US Sailing with a team of distinguished junior and college sailing coaches, followed by the three day National Championship regatta. While visiting Minnesota, all competitors will be housed by local host families. All meals as well as activities and social events are being planned and coordinated by Lake Minnetonka Sailing School volunteers.
For more details on the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, including past events and results and photos please visit the event website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth/USJrWomensDoublehanded.htm. The championship is a Sailors for the Sea - Clean Regattas certification event.
Championship Notes: The U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship is an open event…Competitors are between the ages 13 and 18… A total of 10 races are scheduled. Three races must be completed to constitute a complete championship. When fewer than six races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When six or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score… Racing begins each day at 10:30 a.m. CT (subject to change)… Trophies will be awarded to the skippers and crew finishing in the top three places. US Sailing medals will be presented to the top five finishing teams. The C. Thomas Clagett Sportsmanship Award will be awarded to a team based on the results of the competitors’ secret ballot.
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, 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 AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org .