Race Officers


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The 4th Annual Rose Cup, a national match racing championship for youth sailors, age 16 to 20, will be held June 19-23, 2013 at Sail Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.


Informational brochure

Request for invitation

Notice of Race

The US Sailing Match Racing Committee and Sail Sheboygan are organizing the 2013 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event, to be held June 19-23, 2013, in Sheboygan, Wis. This is the fourth running of this match racing event. Ten skippers from around the U.S. will be invited to sail in the Elliott 6m, the match racing boat used at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Teams consist of three sailors who must be at least 16 and no older than 20 years old in 2013.

The winning skipper of the Rose Cup will receive an invitation to the prestigious Governor’s Cup, a premier international youth match racing event, held at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach, Calif. on July 16-21, 2013.

The Nick Scandone Sportsmanship Trophy will be awarded for outstanding sportsmanship. In addition, top match racers will be at the event to provide on-the-water coaching and on-shore discussions of match racing, including the upcoming America’s Cup which will be held on San Francisco Bay in 2013.

“Match racing is one of the fastest growing disciplines in our sport,” said Dave Perry, Chairman of the US Sailing Match Racing Committee and four-time U.S. Match Racing Champion. “We want to encourage the 16 to 20 year old group to get involved and get proficient in this exciting and very beneficial way to race sailboats. This ties in very nicely to the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s Sloop Championship program, which is now done in match racing as well.”

Requests for Invitations received by April 15, 2013, will receive preference.

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More information can be found on the Sail Sheboygan website.