The US SAILING ABC area Qualifier Match Race, April13 & 14, is the Quarter-final level on the road to the 2013 U.S. Match Racing Championships. The ABC regatta will be raced in Oakcliff's SM40s with a crew of five or six, subject to weight limit.US Sailing requires all skippers and crew members to be current members of US Sailing at the time of participation.
The regatta is an Open Entry Event and serves as the opening round of qualifications for the 2013 United States Match Racing Championship. A world ranking is not required. This is the perfect opportunity to compete in your first Grade 4 event. Special consideration will be given to local and regional teams. Interested competitors can register below by MARCH 22. (If you are not selected to race in the event by the OA, your entry bond/fee will be refunded. If you are accepted to race but do not show, your entry bond/fee will not be refunded.)
SM 40 Match Race Clinic -- On Friday, April12, Oakcliff will run a clinic on how to match race in SM40s. This clinic is open to ALL, though preference will go to teams competing in the ABC Qualifier that weekend. Please click here for more information on the this one-day SM40 Match Racing Clinic.
The coach for this Clinegatta will be David Dellenbaugh. David Dellenbaugh is the publisher, editor and author of Speed & Smarts racing newsletter. He was the tactician and starting helmsman on America3 during her successful defense of the America's Cup in 1992 and sailed in three other America's Cup campaigns from 1986 to 2007. David is also a Lightning world champion, two-time Congressional Cup winner, seven-time Thistle national champion, two-time winner of the Canada's Cup, two-time Prince of Wales U.S. match racing champion and past winner of the U.S. team racing championships for the Hinman Trophy.
Now is the time to shake off the dust and get ready to race and to win.
If you are interested in registering and/or volunteering to assist in this event, please fill out all information in the registration form, so we can respond effectively.
If you would like to volunteer at the US SAILING Area ABC’s Group Qualifier, register below and indicate your interest. There are plenty of jobs that give volunteers a front row seat to the action. You can choose from housing, hospitality, race committee, umpire assistance and more. Once registered online, the Oakcliff staff will contact you shortly with event details and to confirm your participation.