|Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship|
La Porte, TX, US
Enter the regatta by October 12 and benefit from a US$100 discount off the US$675 entry fee, which includes five evenings of social events for all crew members such as a unique visit to the NASA Space Center.
The final entry deadline is November 1 and no entries will be accepted after that date. Regarded as one of the world's pinnacle events for women sailors, the biennial Rolex IWKC, now in its 12th year, attracts over 50 teams to its challenging competition aboard J/22 class sailboats and onshore camaraderie. The 11-race series features evening social activities and culminates with the traditional Rolex gala and awards and the traditional Rolex gala and awards presentation where a Rolex timepiece will be awarded to the winning boat's skipper presentation
The registration process has been simplified by having a dedicated, secure site within website at www.ussailing.org/riwkc. Additional information on housing, boat charters, social activities and travel to/from Houston can be found on the event website www.riwkc.com
The Rolex IWKC title sponsor is Rolex Watch U.S.A. Other sponsorships to date include: Platinum level - James & Camille Tichenor, Vince and Margaret Morvillo for Sea Lake Yacht Sales, and Societe Generale; Gold level - Kirby Inland Marine, Port of Houston Authority, Channel and Lynchburg Shipyards; Silver level - Mount Gay Rum and Essex Credit; Bronze level -Segue Websites and KO Sailing. The Rolex IWKC is a US SAILING championship hosted by the Houston Yacht Club.
About the Rolex IWKC: Inaugurated in 1985 at the instigation of US SAILING's Women's Championship Committee, the Rolex IWKC quickly became the premier women's sailing event in the U.S. and worldwide. Held biennially, the event provides women keelboat and offshore sailors high quality racing and an opportunity to compete with top national and international women sailors. The winning team will receive US SAILING's Bengt Julin Trophy.
About US SAILING: The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national governing body for sailing. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the organization provides leadership for the sport of sailing in the U.S. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
photos Janos Schmidt