Beverly Yacht Club will be hosting the prestigious U.S. Adult Sailing Championship Regatta for the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy with racing commencing on September 5and running through September 8. Racing will take place in the outer harbor on a fleet of J80 sailboats. 12 teams from across the country have been chosen to compete via an application process. The 12 Skippers hail from Minnesota, Florida, Texas, California, New Hampshire, Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, and Massachusetts. Our own Chip Johns will be representing Beverly Yacht Club and the Southern Massachusetts Sailing Association.
The highly regarded group of sailors, including past Mallory Trophy champions, have experience in over 15 classes of boats ranging from J80s, J70s, J24s to Etchells to Sonars to Melges to dinghies, including Lasers, 420s and kiteboarding. The talented group of sailors is comprised of National Champions, many former collegiate sailors including College All Americans, and those with an impressive amount of offshore sailing experience. This will be some very exciting close course racing.