RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760
RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760

Recap of the Top 5 North American Events in 2023

November 20, 2023

It was a busy summer for RS sailors with several North American championships. Here is a recap of some of the key events in North America:

RS Feva North American Championship (New York, July 17th – 19th 2023)

For the first time, RS Feva North Americans was held as part of Larchmont Junior Race Week. Over 50 RS Feva sailors competed, coming from all around the tri-state area. Exceptionally light conditions resulted in only one race being sailed. The pair of Mark Wermuth and Gavin Manegio took home first with Mason Colgan and Ian Alustiza coming in second and Ethan Beery and Alec Gerster coming in third. Unlike many other junior events, Larchmont Junior Race Week was unique in that it also featured a dance for competitors – offering sailors a chance to have fun on and off the water!

RS Tera North American Championship (Utah, September 8th – 10th 2023)

This was the first time the championship was hosted outside of the West Coast and was a celebration of the RS Tera Class in the mountain region.

Ran by Park City Sailing, the championship was sailed out of the Lake View Center which looks out over the water and dam in Jordanelle State Park. The RS Tera North American Championships featured tight racing with two days of 10-15 knots of breeze! Henry Richter from Union Sailing Club took first spot in the RS Tera Sport and Keira Faye of Sausalito Yacht Club took home the gold in the RS Tera Pro. Sailors travelled from Utah, California and beyond to take part in the event.

2023 has been a year of pioneering growth for the RS Tera North American Class, which has seen over 50 RS Teras join the sport, particularly in Utah and Colorado.

 

The Sears Cup (Texas, August 10th – 13th 2023)

Designed for junior teams, aged 13 to 18, the Chubb U.S. Youth Triplehanded Championship is US Sailing’s national championship that competes for the Sears Cup.

This year, the championship doubled in size from 11 teams to 22 teams. This allowed the Area Qualifiers to showcase the best of their talented junior athletes, sending two teams each. Overall, 19 yacht clubs were represented, with teams travelling from around the country. Competing teams included Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, and even Kaneohe Yacht Club from Hawaii.

Exceptionally tight racing kept things interesting but in the end the team from Kaneohe Yacht Club/HYSA claimed the title. The podium was rounded out by the teams from The San Francisco Yacht Club and Austin Yacht Club respectfully.

RS21 North American Championship (Texas. September 30th – October 1st 2023)

The RS21 North American National Championship at Lakewood Yacht Club featured big breeze, plenty of waves and a thrilling tie-breaker finish for first place.

Teams competed in crews of 3-4 people and raced in the club’s 12-boat fleet of RS21s. Big breeze was seen both days with 8 races completed. In the end, it was team ‘Shake ‘n’ Bake’, helmed by James Brock, who secured the victory with a final total of 13 points.

RS Aero North American Championship (Connecticut, October 5th – 8th 2023)

The Fabbrica RS Aero North American Championships were held at Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport. This was the final event of the RS Aero North Eastern Race Week that began on September 30th with CPYC’s annual One Design Fontelieu Regatta.

The RS Aero North Americans had a total of 41 registered entries across the four rig sizes, and each rig size was treated as its own fleet. There were racers from Ireland, Canada and all over the USA; most of the big RS Aero US fleets were well represented including; Seattle, California, Indiana, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama.

Each fleet got 9 races in on trapezoid courses with big breeze featuring 20+ knot gusts. Competition was fierce with 4 different boats winning bullets and the regatta was decided on the last race with Madhavan Thirumalai of CPYC beating Keith Hammer of Seattle Yacht Club. Boris Mezhibovskiy of CPYC and 15 year old Dylan Williams of Bellport Bay Yacht Club duked it out in the RS Aero 9s, with Boris ultimately prevailing. Hank Saurage from Pontchartrain Yacht Club in New Orleans dominated the RS Aero 6s, and Sally Sharp from Mascoma Sailing Club in New Hampshire won in the RS Aero 5s.

These events represent only a small portion of the sailing that took place in North America this summer; there was no shortage of local, junior and frostbiting events throughout the rest of the year. 2023 has been exciting, and there are no signs of slowing down any time soon. Check with your local club and RS Sailing Association pages to learn about upcoming events and how you can participate!

SUBSCRIBE

  • Sign up for RS stories, offers, epic wipeout videos and much more!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Join the RS Team! – RS Sailing UK Sales

Job Title: Sales Representative Location: Based at our Romsey headquarters, with frequent travel across the UK. Job Description: Are you an energetic and enthusiastic individual passionate...

Hayling Island – Venue Guide

Written by Tom Morris – Mozzy Sails   As one of only four RYA coastal Centres of Excellence, Hayling Island Sailing Club is one of the leading sailing clubs in the UK and an internationally...

Would your sailing club like to host an RS Aero Demo Day?

Would your sailing club like to host an RS Aero Demo Day?   We have three demo boats available in the UK to bring to your club for members to try out. Whether you are looking to expand your...
RS Aero

Part-ex your RS Aero

Part-ex your RS Aero and receive a launching trolley and top cover for free!   Help the overall RS Aero fleet grow by increasing the number of used boats available. RS Sailing supported px...

Magic Marine Sponsor the RS Feva World Championships 2024

Magic Marine, a prominent name in marine apparel and accessories, has announced its sponsorship of the RS Feva World Championships 2024 for the second year in a row. The 2024 Championship is being...

‘Open’ Category announced for the RS Venture Connect World Championship 2024

"The sport of sailing should be available to anyone, anywhere and on an equal playing field for all participants." Inclusivity is at the heart of the RS Venture Connect Class, which is why the class...

RS Tera North American Championship held at Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Venue

Sailors taking to the start line at the RS Tera North American Championship get a chance to race on the very same water as future Olympians. The 2024 Championship is being held at Alamitos Bay Yacht...

RS Elites and RS Fevas at the 55th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week

Wall-to-wall sunshine, windward-leeward racing on Caribbean trade winds, and amazing beach-side parties, Antigua Sailing Week is here for the 55th edition of this famous island regatta....

RS Tera World Championship 2024 Already Breaking Records with Fully Booked Entry List

In a record-breaking first for the International RS Tera Class, the RS Tera World Championship 2024 registration has reached maximum capacity – selling out more than 3 months in advance of the...

30 reasons to attend the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta

Here are 30 reasons to attend the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta, in no particular order, some are a little more compelling than others!   Premier Sailing Venue - In the harbour or...

Hayling Island – Venue Guide

Written by Tom Morris – Mozzy Sails   As one of only four RYA coastal Centres of Excellence, Hayling Island Sailing Club is one of the leading sailing clubs in the UK and an internationally...

Would your sailing club like to host an RS Aero Demo Day?

Would your sailing club like to host an RS Aero Demo Day?   We have three demo boats available in the UK to bring to your club for members to try out. Whether you are looking to expand your...
RS Aero

Part-ex your RS Aero

Part-ex your RS Aero and receive a launching trolley and top cover for free!   Help the overall RS Aero fleet grow by increasing the number of used boats available. RS Sailing supported px...

Magic Marine Sponsor the RS Feva World Championships 2024

Magic Marine, a prominent name in marine apparel and accessories, has announced its sponsorship of the RS Feva World Championships 2024 for the second year in a row. The 2024 Championship is being...

‘Open’ Category announced for the RS Venture Connect World Championship 2024

"The sport of sailing should be available to anyone, anywhere and on an equal playing field for all participants." Inclusivity is at the heart of the RS Venture Connect Class, which is why the class...

RS Tera North American Championship held at Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Venue

Sailors taking to the start line at the RS Tera North American Championship get a chance to race on the very same water as future Olympians. The 2024 Championship is being held at Alamitos Bay Yacht...

RS Elites and RS Fevas at the 55th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week

Wall-to-wall sunshine, windward-leeward racing on Caribbean trade winds, and amazing beach-side parties, Antigua Sailing Week is here for the 55th edition of this famous island regatta....

RS Tera World Championship 2024 Already Breaking Records with Fully Booked Entry List

In a record-breaking first for the International RS Tera Class, the RS Tera World Championship 2024 registration has reached maximum capacity – selling out more than 3 months in advance of the...

30 reasons to attend the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta

Here are 30 reasons to attend the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta, in no particular order, some are a little more compelling than others!   Premier Sailing Venue - In the harbour or...

RS21 Class supports Inclusion Sailing with the International Inclusive Keelboat Championship 2024

Equal access, equal opportunities, and a truly level playing field... the International Inclusive Keelboat Championship 2024 is the first event of its kind; a World Sailing recognised, one-design...

Would your sailing club like to host an RS Aero Demo Day?

Would your sailing club like to host an RS Aero Demo Day?   We have three demo boats available in the UK to bring to your club for members to try out. Whether you are looking to expand your...
RS Aero

Part-ex your RS Aero

Part-ex your RS Aero and receive a launching trolley and top cover for free!   Help the overall RS Aero fleet grow by increasing the number of used boats available. RS Sailing supported px...

Magic Marine Sponsor the RS Feva World Championships 2024

Magic Marine, a prominent name in marine apparel and accessories, has announced its sponsorship of the RS Feva World Championships 2024 for the second year in a row. The 2024 Championship is being...

‘Open’ Category announced for the RS Venture Connect World Championship 2024

"The sport of sailing should be available to anyone, anywhere and on an equal playing field for all participants." Inclusivity is at the heart of the RS Venture Connect Class, which is why the class...

RS Tera North American Championship held at Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Venue

Sailors taking to the start line at the RS Tera North American Championship get a chance to race on the very same water as future Olympians. The 2024 Championship is being held at Alamitos Bay Yacht...

RS Elites and RS Fevas at the 55th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week

Wall-to-wall sunshine, windward-leeward racing on Caribbean trade winds, and amazing beach-side parties, Antigua Sailing Week is here for the 55th edition of this famous island regatta....

RS Tera World Championship 2024 Already Breaking Records with Fully Booked Entry List

In a record-breaking first for the International RS Tera Class, the RS Tera World Championship 2024 registration has reached maximum capacity – selling out more than 3 months in advance of the...

30 reasons to attend the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta

Here are 30 reasons to attend the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta, in no particular order, some are a little more compelling than others!   Premier Sailing Venue - In the harbour or...

RS21 Class supports Inclusion Sailing with the International Inclusive Keelboat Championship 2024

Equal access, equal opportunities, and a truly level playing field... the International Inclusive Keelboat Championship 2024 is the first event of its kind; a World Sailing recognised, one-design...
RS Venture Connect

Olympic Flame to be carried by RS Venture Connect Inclusive Sailing Program Mare Inseme

Mare Inseme, an inclusive sailing association in Corsica, has been selected to carry the Paris 2024 Olympic flame during the torch relay in the build up to the Olympic Games. Based out of Ajaccio,...
RS Aero

Part-ex your RS Aero

Part-ex your RS Aero and receive a launching trolley and top cover for free!   Help the overall RS Aero fleet grow by increasing the number of used boats available. RS Sailing supported px...

Magic Marine Sponsor the RS Feva World Championships 2024

Magic Marine, a prominent name in marine apparel and accessories, has announced its sponsorship of the RS Feva World Championships 2024 for the second year in a row. The 2024 Championship is being...

‘Open’ Category announced for the RS Venture Connect World Championship 2024

"The sport of sailing should be available to anyone, anywhere and on an equal playing field for all participants." Inclusivity is at the heart of the RS Venture Connect Class, which is why the class...

RS Tera North American Championship held at Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Venue

Sailors taking to the start line at the RS Tera North American Championship get a chance to race on the very same water as future Olympians. The 2024 Championship is being held at Alamitos Bay Yacht...

RS Elites and RS Fevas at the 55th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week

Wall-to-wall sunshine, windward-leeward racing on Caribbean trade winds, and amazing beach-side parties, Antigua Sailing Week is here for the 55th edition of this famous island regatta....

RS Tera World Championship 2024 Already Breaking Records with Fully Booked Entry List

In a record-breaking first for the International RS Tera Class, the RS Tera World Championship 2024 registration has reached maximum capacity – selling out more than 3 months in advance of the...

30 reasons to attend the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta

Here are 30 reasons to attend the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta, in no particular order, some are a little more compelling than others!   Premier Sailing Venue - In the harbour or...

RS21 Class supports Inclusion Sailing with the International Inclusive Keelboat Championship 2024

Equal access, equal opportunities, and a truly level playing field... the International Inclusive Keelboat Championship 2024 is the first event of its kind; a World Sailing recognised, one-design...
RS Venture Connect

Olympic Flame to be carried by RS Venture Connect Inclusive Sailing Program Mare Inseme

Mare Inseme, an inclusive sailing association in Corsica, has been selected to carry the Paris 2024 Olympic flame during the torch relay in the build up to the Olympic Games. Based out of Ajaccio,...

RS Fest Miami brings the hit RS Sailing Festival to the United States

RS Fest Miami celebrated the RS Sailing community in the United States over the Easter weekend, hosting the first ever multi-fleet RS regatta to take place in North America.   Surrounded...

Pin It on Pinterest