2015 US Sailing Area F’s Chubb Junior Championship Qualifier Events Schedule

The 2015 US Sailing Area F’s Chubb Junior Championship qualifier events are planned to be held as follows:

Smythe single-handed qualifier (on BYOB Laser Radials):  April 4-5, 2015 at Austin Yacht Club during Easter Laser Regatta UPDATED: May 2-3, 2015 at Texas Corinthian Yacht Club

Bemis double-handed qualifier (on BYOB C420’s – some borrowed boats will be available):  May 16-17, 2015 at Rush Creek Yacht Club during TSA’s Chocopalooza Regatta

Sears quadruple-handed qualifier (on borrowed boats):  May, 2015 (date is TBD) at Houston Yacht Club

Please check the calendar on the US Sailing website at http://www.ussailing.org for further information.  NORs will be posted soon.  There will be no on-site registration!

The top teams from the qualifiers at each of the 12 US Sailing areas will be selected to compete against each other at the Championship finals in Massachusetts for the prestigious Bemis, Smythe, and Sears trophies.  Each team represents a club (the skipper determines the club).  So, the qualifiers are races between clubs in Area F! Area F will be able to send at least one sailor/team from the single-handed (Smythe) qualifier, the double-handed (Bemis) qualifier, and the quadruple-handed (Sears) qualifier to the Championship finals.  There will be great competition at the Championship finals, and a clinic, where the top junior sailors will get an opportunity to display their skills to get on the Olympic pathway!

Competitors must have reached their 13th birthday, but not their 19th birthday in 2015.  So, don’t delay.  Please spread the word and get your club’s teams ready for the qualifiers!

The 2015 US Sailing Chubb Junior Championship finals will be held at the Wianno Yacht Club in Wianno, Massachusetts on August 2-6, 2015.  The single-handed finals for the Smythe Trophy will be held on Byte CII’s, the double-handed finals for the Bemis Trophy will be held on C420’s, and the quadruple-handed finals for the Sears Cup will be held on Wianno Seniors.  More information about the Jr. Championship finals can also be found on the US sailing website.

Thank you in advance for forwarding this email to any interested junior sailors or their parents and promoting these US Sailing events within your club.  Please post the dates on your club and personal websites and also look for future emails from me about these qualifier events as they develop.  I will send you another email with the date for the Sears qualifier when that has been determined.  If you would rather not receive my email, please let me know and I will certainly remove you from this list.  If you have any questions, I invite you to contact me!

Best wishes,
Yolanda Cortes Mares
US Sailing’s Jr. Championships Committee Area F Representative

US Sailing Training Events in January 2015

United States Sailing Association Training and Courses
Small Boat Level 1 Instructor Trainer Course
Saturday –Tuesday, January 17-20 8:00am-6:00pm @ Pontchatrain Yacht Club. By Application only
The US Sailing Smallboat Sailing Level 1 Instructor Trainer Course certifies qualified US Sailing instructors to train Small boat Level 1 sailing instructor candidates to teach beginning sailing. The Level 1 Instructor Trainer Course is conducted by Master Instructor Trainers who are experts in the field of sail training. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Application Deadline is October 31st, 2014. Application can be found here

One-Day Team Race-focused Umpire Seminar
Wednesday, January 21, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. @ Southern Yacht Club. A test will be offered.
The Team Race Umpires seminar is tailored to high school, college and team race coaches and others who are interested in learning how to umpire at team race events. Completion of the course and the test meets one of the requirements for certification as a US Sailing Umpire. More Information Here

Club Race Management Seminar
Wednesday, January 21, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM @ Southern Yacht Club
The One Day Race Management Seminar is for people who want to learn more about best practices in running races at the local level, including high school and college events. Topics include organizing the event, writing sailing instructions, course management, starting, finishing and scoring. More Information Here

Galveston Bay Laser Radial Christmas Clinic December 20-21, 2014

The First Annual GBL (Galveston Bay Laser) Radial Christmas Clinic will be on December 20-21 in Upper Galveston Bay! The head coach will be Ryan Minth. All youth Laser Radial sailors are invited! (Sorry, no 4.7’s and no Full Rig!) This will be a great practice opportunity for those planning to race in the Miami Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta. It’s a BYOB (bring your own boat) Laser event.

For planning purposes, please contact Yolanda Cortes Mares (ymares@earthlink.net) if you are interested. More details will be forthcoming….