The North Cape Yacht Club is all set to host the country’s top sailing competitions for young sailors in western Lake Erie this week. The Chubb U.S. National Championship 2018 for juniors is an outcome of multiple qualifying events that was open to over 1,000 yacht clubs in addition to 150 community programs across the country. In fact, this event is one of the oldest championships in the history of the US Sailing organization. There were preliminary competitions taking place all throughout the spring and in the first half of summers in many locations which included Seattle’s Leschi Marina, San Diego’s Mission Bay YC, Texas’s Austin Yacht Club, Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Yacht Club, New York’s Rochester YC and Rhode Island’s Bristol Yacht Club.
In the beginning of July, Ian Riemal, the squad of North Cape YC along with his crew Zoe Hoctor from the Hoover Sailing Club achieved 1st
position in a fleet of 21 boats to succeed in the Chubb competition. Gretchen Siek and Matthew Mrocca achieved 3rd
place in the qualifying race. As far as this week goes, Hoctor and Riemal will compete against 19 pairs in 420 class.