Over the years, US Sailing Championships have helped shape the sport of sailboat racing.Over the years, US Sailing Championships have helped shape the sport of sailboat racing.In 1921, Commodore Herbert M. Sears of the Eastern Yacht Club at Marblehead, MA placed in competition a Cup bearing his name for competition among juniors of Massachusetts yacht clubs. The next year eligibility broadened to include clubs such as Larchmont and Seawanhaka Corinthian on Long Island Sound and Cedarhurst on the south shore of Long Island, NY.
In 1925, the North American Yacht Racing Union, which later dissolved and spurred US SAILING, was primarily an administrative body concerned with developing uniform racing rules and boat rating systems. It was not until the founding of the Championships did the organization begin to reach sailors both along America’s coasts and inland. The Adams Trophy, awarded to the U.S. women’s champion, dates back to 1924. Soon after women won the right to vote in this country, what is believed to be “the first women’s championship ever held in the world” ‑ surely the first in North America ‑ was contested.
You can find a brief history of each championship by clicking on the name of the event below.
U.S. Men's Championship now the U.S. Adult Sailng Championship
U.S. Women's Championship
U.S. Match Racing Championship
U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship
U.S. Singlehanded Championships
U.S. Disabled Championship
U.S. Multihull Championship
U.S. Offshore Championship
US Sailing's International Women's Keelboat Championship
US Sailng's Championship of Champions
U.S. Team Racing Championship