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Chicago Yacht Club announces:
Only monohulls will be eligible to race in the new Double Handed Division.
While multihulls are not eligible to compete in the Double Handed Division, they will have the option to sail in a double handed configuration within the Multihull Division.
Skippers and crews wishing to compete double handed (in either the Double Handed Division or the Multihull Division) must seek approval from the Race’s Selections Committee. In addition to the normal Race prerequisites, double handed applicants must document the following:
- Skipper has completed 1,000 nautical miles of sailing as a skipper of the boat to be entered, or a similar boat design;
- Skipper has completed a non-stop passage or race under sail of not less than 100 nm and not less than 24 hours;
- Crew has completed 1,000 nautical miles of sailing, either as a skipper or crew member sailing on the boat to be entered, or a similar boat design; and
- Both skipper and crew have significant racing experience.
These are minimum requirements. Most, if not all, successful applicants will far exceed these requirements, and will be able to demonstrate significant short handed racing experience.