Titles won at US Junior Championships:
La Salle, MI (August 10, 2018) – Over 90 sailors today wrapped up a big week on Lake Erie which produced three new champions at the 2018 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, a US Sailing National Championship event held August 8-10.
“We had very competitive fleets across all three disciplines, and great camaraderie and sportsmanship from the sailors,” noted John Pearce, Youth Director at US Sailing. “This event has sailors from every part of the country competing fiercely, but also sharing a common bond as American sailors at a US Sailing Championship.”
Youth Entry to Etchells Class Competition:
The US Etchells Youth Team, under the guidance of Etchells sailors Michael Gavin, Senet Bischoff, and Steve Benjamin, has grown considerably in the past year with the addition of several collegiate and recent college-graduate sailors.
The team, which began in 2017 under the leadership of past team captain Connor Needman, aims at strengthening the Etchells Class and introducing young sailors into the highly-competitive boat.