Issue #25 - January 15, 2019
In this issue of The Dial Up you will find:
  • The current 2019 Master Regatta & Clinic Calendars
  • Information on the three US Sailing Match Racing Championships
  • Application info for the 2019 Youth Match Racing National & World Championships
  • 2019 Youth Match Racing Opportunities
  • The Top Ten Lists (Open and Women)
  • A new Crew Finder Form
  • Two U.S. America’s Cup Teams!
From the Editor
The Dial Up is the US Sailing Match Racing Committee’s most effective way to communicate to the North American match racing community all the great things that will be happening, are happening, and have happened in North American match racing. If you would like to read any of the issues published in 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018, or sign-up to receive The Dial Up (which is completely free!), click here or go to the US Sailing Match Racing website.
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If you have information you want to share with the North American match racing community, or have a report on a match racing event in your area, please email it to us.

I want to thank Alice Manard Leonard who publishes The Dial Up for us, David Storrs who compiles the two master calendars you will find links to below, and Bruce Stone who helps us prepare each issue, for all their hard work and volunteered time so that we all can enjoy match racing in North America even more.

Enjoy Your Match Racing!
Dave Perry
Editor, The Dial Up
We have compiled the 2019 master North American Match Racing Calendars. Please double check to see that your event(s) are properly listed. If your event(s) are not listed on the Calendar:
  • Be sure you have sent your Grading Request Form to Nicole Breault, the US Grading Secretary. Form and info available here.
  • Enter your event on the US Sailing Calendar.
  • Email your event information to The Dial Up so we can add it to the regatta and clinic calendars.
2019 Master North American Regatta Calendar
2019 Master North American Clinic Calendar
2019 U.S. Match Racing Championship (USMRC) Qualifying Regattas

Winners of these USMRC Qualifying Regattas will receive an invitation to compete in the 2019 U.S. Match Racing Championship (USMRC), October 3-6, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA in J/22’s.

Note: You may request an invitation to any of these USMRC Qualifying Regattas; you do not need to live in the region where the Qualifier is being held. Also, you can request an invitation to as many of the Qualifier events as you please.

Information on each event, including how to apply, can be found on the USMRC webpage as well as the 2019 Master North American Regatta Calendar. To apply to a USMRC Qualifier, you can also click here.

With any questions, contact Bill Simon.

2019 USMRC Qualifiers:
  • April 13-14, Oakcliff Sailing (Oyster Bay, NY), Match 40 (clinic April 12)
  • May 18-19, St. Francis YC (San Francisco, CA), J/22
  • May 18-19, Bayview YC (Detroit, MI), Ultimate 20
  • June 8-9, San Diego YC (San Diego, CA), J/22
  • June 8-9, Rochester YC (Rochester, NY), Sonar (clinic June 6-7)
  • June 15-16, Chicago YC (Chicago, IL), Sonar
  • August 10-11, Long Beach YC (Long Beach, CA), Catalina 37

2019 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship (USWMRC) 

The 2019 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship will be held at the Bayview Yacht Club (Detroit, MI), August 16-18 in Ultimate 20’s.
Invitations will be based solely on resume applications; there are no qualifier events for the 2019 USWMRC, though women who skipper in the USMRC Qualifying events will increase their chances of receiving an invitation to the USWMRC. Information on the selection system, and the application form, can be found here.
2019 Youth Match Racing Opportunities

2019 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship (USYMRC) for the Rose Cup 

The 2019 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship (ages 16-20) will be held at the San Diego Yacht Club (San Diego, CA), June 26-30 in J/22’s.
Invitations will be based solely on resume applications; there are no qualifier events for the 2019 USYMRC. Information on the selection system, and the application form, can be found here. The application period opens January 15, 2019 and closes April 1, 2019.

2019 Youth Match Racing World Championship 

The 2019 Youth Match Racing World Championship will be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia from August 11-17, 2019, in Ricochet 747’s. The selection process for the skipper representing the U.S. will be by resume. Applications must be submitted by 12am/Midnight CST on February 15, 2019.

In order to be considered for selection, skippers must meet the eligibility criteria:
  • They must be current members of US Sailing when competing in the Youth Match Racing World Championship.
  • They must be a U.S. citizen or eligible permanent resident with written authorization from World Sailing for an exemption under World Sailing Regulation 24.5.4.
  • They must meet the eligibility requirements of World Sailing regulation 19, Eligibility Code.
  • They must not have turned 23 years of age as of December 31, 2019.
Links to relevant information:   
For questions or more information, contact Dave Perry.
Additional 2019 Youth Match Racing

Youth Match Racing Opportunities in 2019 (clinics and regattas)
Click on the link above to learn about some youth (14-22) match racing opportunities in North America. In particular, there are two excellent youth match racing clinics coached by Dave Perry this winter: Feb 1-3 in San Diego and March 1-3 in San Francisco.
Below is a ranking of U.S. match racers based on their most recent World Sailing ranking.

Women's Rankings (World Sailing Women's Ranking in parentheses):
  1. Nicole Breault (6 in the World)
  2. Allie Blecher (16 in the World)
  3. Marilyn Cassedy (36 in the World)
  4. Danielle Gallo (38 in the World)
  5. Stephanie Wondolleck (48 in the World)
  6. Janel Zarkowsky
  7. Morgan Wilson 
  8. Liz Hjorth
  9. Krysia Pohl
  10. Rebecca Hinden
Open Rankings (World Sailing Open Ranking in parentheses):
  1. Taylor Canfield (11 in the World)
  2. Chris Poole (14 in the World)
  3. Pearson Potts, Jr. (15 in the World)
  4. Peter Holz (29 in the World)
  5. Nicole Breault (31 in the World)
  6. Ryan Seago
  7. David Hood
  8. Chris Nesbitt
  9. Charlie Welsh
  10. David Wood
NEW Crew Finder!
With thanks to Pearson Potts, the 2018 Match Racing National Champion, there is now a US Crew Finder database. You can enter your name and information into the database if you are looking to be asked to crew, or you can search the database if you are looking for crew. This will be particularly helpful when you are flying to an event and want to save costs by finding some local crew (who may also be familiar with the boats and venue where the event is), or are racing at Oakcliff or Long Beach in the larger boats. Below is the link to the database. We anticipate this will be used primarily by match racers in North America. We welcome your constructive feedback as we get this off the ground.

US Match Racing Crew Finder
Dock Talk
Two US Teams in the 36th America’s Cup
Photo by Amory Ross, American Magic
Taylor Canfield & Mike Buckley, Stars & Stripes
It’s very cool that there are two U.S. Teams challenging for the 36th America’s Cup, to be held in Auckland, New Zealand in March of 2021. The two teams are American Magic, sailing under the New York Yacht Club burgee, and Stars & Stripes, sailing under the Long Beach Yacht Club burgee. Leading the charge for American Magic is Terry Hutchinson, and for Stars & Stripes is Taylor Canfield and Mike Buckley. All three have won the prestigious Congressional Cup and many other international match racing events.

The other four teams involved in the 36th America’s Cup at this time are the defender Emirates Team New Zealand, and challengers Luna Rossa Challenge (Italy), Ineos Team UK and Malta Altus Challenge (The Netherlands).

Jack Griffin publishes an excellent free e-newsletter called Cup Experience with all sorts of information and insights into what is going on with the 36th America’s Cup, both in the public eye and behind the scenes. If you are interested, I highly recommend you subscribe.

Here are a few links to relevant information on the AC:
An early rendering of what the boats for the 36th America’s Cup will look like. The idea is a 75’ foiling monohull called the AC75.
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