Saturday, March 9, 2013

J/22s Sailing Women’s Keelboat Champs!

J/22 Womens Keelboat Championship(Marblehead, MA)- This year the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts will be hosting the International Women’s Keelboat Championship (IWKC) from September 2–7, 2013. Inaugurated in 1985 sailing J/24s in Newport, RI, the "Women’s Keelboat Champs" quickly became the premier women’s sailing event in America and worldwide. Held biennially, the event provides women keelboat and offshore sailors high-quality racing and an opportunity to compete with top national and international sailors. The 15th edition of this Championship will be raced in the International J/22 class keelboat, suitable for four-person teams.

Previous competitors have included Olympic medalists, America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race veterans, World Champions and US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year, in addition to women of all ages with varying levels of racing experience. This event regularly attracts both the Who’s Who and the up-and-coming of women’s sailing. Former IWKC Champions include Betsy Alison, Sally Barkow, Anna Tunnicliffe, Cory Sertl and JJ Fetter.

The regatta does not require qualification for entry, only that each team becomes a member of its country’s national governing authority for sailing. The fee for entries completed by July 15 is $595 USD per boat and includes admission for all social activities for competitors.  For more International Women's Keelboat Championship sailing & registration information