San Diego Yacht Club last hosted regatta in 2010; first race kicks off Aug. 16.
SAN DIEGO — Some of the world’s most competitive sailors are expected to congregate in America’s Finest City to race against each other in San Diego Yacht Club’s International Etchells Class North American Championship, held Aug. 16-19 in Southern California.
More than 30 Etchells are expected to participate in this open ocean race, which takes place at Coronado Roads and is the lead up event to the Etchells World Championship in San Francisco.
The winner of the four-day regatta will be named Etchells North American champion.
Among the sailors expected to compete in this year’s event are Tom Carruthers (winner, 2017 Etchells West Coast Spring Series overall and 2014 Etchells North American Championship), Steve Benjamin (seeking a third straight North American Championship win) and Argyle Campbell (overall winner, 2017 San Diego National Offshore One Design, or NOOD).
Australia’s Jeanne-Claude Strong will also compete in the regatta.
Etchells Class North American Championship is open to sailors from around the world.
An awards ceremony will be held at San Diego YC, Aug. 19.
San Diego YC hosted the Etchells Class North American Championship in 2010 and the world championship event in 2011.