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Friday April 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT
Sunday April 12, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT

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2015 U.S. SAILING Match Racing Championship Qualifier


2015 U.S. Sailing Women's Match Racing Championship Qualifier

(Grade 3)

Match Racing Clinic April 10

Coach Chris Poole


Match Racing Qualifier April 11 & 12


The 2015 U.S. Sailing Match Racing Championship (Prince of Wales Bowl) will be held at Oakcliff Sailing on October 9 -12, 2015.

The 2015 U.S. Sailing Women's Match Race Championship (Allegra Knapp Mertz and Adams Memorial Trophies) will be at Newport Harbor YC on August 14-16, 2015.


Request an invitation for the 2015 U.S. Match Racing Championship Quailifiers.

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The US SAILING Qualifier Match Race, is a road to the 2015 U.S. Match Racing Championship that will be held at Oakcliff Sailing in October, 2015 and the 2015 U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship at Newport Harbor YC August 14-16, 2015. This clinic and qualifier will be raced in Oakcliff's SM40s with a crew of five or six, subject to a weight limit of 962.5 lbs. US Sailing requires all skippers and crew members to be current members of US Sailing at the time of participation for this event.

The regatta is an Open Entry Event and serves as a qualification event for the 2015 United States Match Racing Championship and the 2015 U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship for the highest placing female skipper. A world ranking is not required. This is the perfect opportunity to compete in your first Grade 3 event. Special consideration will be given to local and regional teams. Interested competitors can register below by MARCH 1. 

SM 40 Match Race Clinic -- On Friday, April 10, 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 Qualifier that weekend.

Click here to register for the clinic only

The coach for this Clinegatta will be Chris Poole who is currently the 25th ranked match race skipper in the world and second ranked in the USA. He intends to focus on boat handling, crew organization and boat speed. Chris is well known for his insightful and informative commentary at high level match race events. This will be his second time teaching a clinic at Oakcliff and he is looking forward to working with everyone.

Now is the time to shake off the dust and get ready to race and to win.


We will be using stern poles on the boats for this event. Here is a link to a Question & Answer document regarding the use of these poles.

Stern Poles Questions and Answers

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.

Click here to Volunteer for the Qualifier

If you would like to volunteer at the US SAILING Qualifier, register above 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. 

All participants must read and acknowledge the Oakcliff Safety Rules and Regulations