U.S. Women's Match Racing
Founded in 1974, the U.S. Women's Open Championship served the interest of female sailors who wished to compete against other women at the national level in double and singlehanded boats. The regattas were organized along traditional one design racing lines where boat preparation is a factor, and no eliminations were required. A boardsailing championship was added in 1981. A one-day clinic typically preceded the three-day championship regatta.
The Adams Memorial Trophy for doublehanded sailing was presented by Mrs.Henry (
The first three-time winner of a Trophy is Betsy Gelenitis Alison of
In 2000, a motion to change the event from fleet racing to match racing was passed. The first U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship was held at Southern Yacht Club, November 11 - 14, 2002.