This spring the 2012 US Sailing Singlehanded Championship Area C Elimination will be a one-day event held at Surf City Yacht Club in Surf City, New Jersey on June 2. It will be held in conjunction with the 41st Orange Coffee Pot Regatta. The top man and woman will qualify to sail in the US Singlehanded Championship on July 26-29 at Sail Sheboygan in Sheboygan WI.
The US Singlehanded Championship is a regatta run each year by US Sailing consisting of the best singlehanded sailors from around the country. 24 Men will compete in the standard rig while 24 women compete in the Radial rig. Sailors can win a berth by being the winner of one of several major Laser Regattas, by being the National Champion in the Sunfish, Finn and MC Scow Classes, or by winning one of the area qualifiers. To be selected for the Singlehanded Championship Sailors must be 16 years of age, a US Sailing Member and to qualify from Area C, must reside in sailing areas for CBYRA, BBYRA, MAYRA, NJYRA or DCYRA.