Sail Shebogyan hosts the US Team Racing Championship annually. In this annual event that will be held soon, there would be several sailor teams who would be competing from diverse racial backgrounds and disciplines.
The trophy that is given out at this tournament is a historic one, called the George R. Hinman trophy. The event has a special significance as well. It leads to teams qualifying for the 2017 Team Racing World Championship and the successful teams will get to represent US. Those who have won this regatta in the past have gone on to win at the World championship as well.
This event which is considered premier in team racing is invitational for participants, and comes with a first prize of a week’s Yacht Charter in Dubrovnik. The event was first held in the year 11981. Today it is one of the hottest championship events in town. It is a great opportunity for sailors from different colleges and post collegiate courses and streams to participate. The teams who are interested can apply by sending in their resumes stating their achievements. The championship usually features races that include teams of three or six people in each boat. Hence, there can be teams with three skippers who man three boats and crews. (more…)