The Sears (triple handed), Bemis (double handed), and Smythe (single handed) championships are open to young men and women who qualify as “Junior” Sailors. The skipper and crew for any event must be members of US Sailing and all members of ECSA clubs or programs, but no longer have to be from the same club. See the “Conditions” on the US Sailing website for all entry details and requirements.
Sears Information – The Sears Championship is the US Sailing triple handed National Junior Championship. The entry deadline is normally in late June/ early July and interested competitors should check the above links about how to register and/or apply. All sailors must be members of US Sailing and the club the skipper is representing must also be a member of US Sailing. Only one team from the ECSA will chosen to go on to the Area B’s. You will receive further information about the Area B competition after submitting your resume.
Bemis Information – The Bemis Championship is the US Sailing double handed National Junior Championship. The Area B’s are normally in 420’s with trap and spinnakers. Bring your own and sail your own boat. The sailors must be members of US Sailing and the Skippers club must also be a member of US Sailing. The top two finishers from Area B clubs qualify for the USSA Finals competing in provided 420’s. The ECSA will host our eliminations at a local event. Please check our calendar to see which event it will be this year. ECSA will sponsor the top two teams from our qualifier, but anyone can enter the Area B finals if they choose.
Smythe Information – The Smythe Championship is the US Sailing single handed National Junior Championship. This year there will be no ECSA Smythe Eliminations, but everyone can enter directly to the Area B’s to try and qualify for the finals. The Sailor must be a member of US Sailing. Their club must also be a member of US Sailing. ECSA will sponsor two ECSA entries to the Area B’s. If more than two choose to enter, we may have an elimination or make other arrangements for sponsorship.