ISSA Doublehanded National Championship
for the Mallory Trophy

The Mallory Trophy is school sailing’s oldest trophy. It was selected and presented to the then-IYRA (now ISSA) by Clifford Mallory and his son, when the elder Mallory was Commodore of Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, and President of NAYRU, the predecessor of US SAILING. The early competitions were in Atlantic-class sloops, hence the sterling silver model of the original Atlantic on the trophy. In recent years the competition for the ISSA Nationals has been in double handed dinghies in a two-division format. This was initiated when the U.S. Naval Academy took over hosting the event, after many years at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in keel sloops and Ravens. Prior to that stewardship, the series had been hosted by clubs, and once by a school for their first venture into dinghies, Fireflies at St. George’s in 1959. The Mallory competition now is rotated among the ISSA districts.

Chicago Yacht Club is proud to host the 2013 Interscholastic Sailing Association's Fleet Racing Championship in May. The top high school teams from around the country who have qualified from their own districts will be coming to Chicago to square off for the championship. The event will begin on Friday with check-in and practice time on the water, and the racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday May 11 & 12 out of the Belmont Station.


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Friday, May 10

1300-1700 - Registration, practice
1715 – Coaches’ Meeting
1730 – Pasta dinner at CYC Belmont
Saturday, May 11
0800 – Breakfast, rigging of boats
0815 – Competitors’ meeting. All competitors shall attend the competitor meeting.
0945 – First warning. Races will continue throughout the day
Sunday, May 12
0800 – Breakfast, rigging of boats
0830 – Competitors’ meeting -All competitors shall attend the competitor meeting.
0930 – Warning signal for first race 
1530 – No race will start after this time


Regatta Site Address: 300 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (note - this is not a mailing address)

Teams are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.  Chicago’s airports Midway (MDW) and O’Hare (ORD) combined are serviced by almost every airline. The airports are both approximately 40 minutes from the venue. A rental car can be arranged at the airport. Hotel vans and taxi service are also available. Departing Chicago, there should not be any security delays.

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The Majestic and the City Suites Hotels have graciously offered discounted rates for those involved in the event hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club.  Both are located conveniently close to the sailing facilities at Belmont Harbor.  The group codes and rates are the same for both locations.

*These rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis; space at either one of these hotels is not guaranteed, so please make accommodations as early as possible to ensure availability. Please read the conditions carefully regarding booking and canceling reservations.

The City Suites Hotel
933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL (0.7 miles W of venue)

(888) 673-5886

Paid parking, complimentary breakfast

The Majestic Hotel
528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL (0.6 miles NW of venue)

(773) 404-3499

Paid parking, complimentary breakfast

To make reservations using the group rate access code:

·        Visit

·        Click on the “Reservations” tab.

·        On the left you will see “select code” click on “Promo/Corporate Code”.

·        Type in the group rate access code *MALL. You will see your code word displayed above.

·        Select the calendar page for May 2013 and you will see the room information and rates on right hand side.

·        Make the reservation.


Guest/Attendee Cancellation Policy:

In the event you should have to cancel your accommodations you must cancel 48 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid a late cancellation charge of one night’s room and tax.


Discounted Rates and Access Codes:
Group Name: Mallory Championship

Group Code: MALL


Other nearby hotels include:

Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel

3434 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL (0.4 miles NW of venue), (773) 244-3434

Paid parking, complimentary breakfast


Days Inn Chicago 

644 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL (0.6 mi SW of venue), (773) 525-7010

Paid parking, complimentary breakfast


The parking lots adjacent to the yacht club are owned by the Chicago Park District, and we use them at their discretion.  Parking may be available for free or at a daily rate, but there will be parking available on-site.


Each team entry fee includes food for up to eight (8) sailors and one coach.  Additional meal packages may be purchased for $55 and will include dinner on Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and afternoon snacks during awards on Sunday afternoon.  Meal packages will be available for purchase at registration on Friday afternoon. Individual meals may also be purchased with a credit card.


All coaches will be accommodated on CYC’s 47’ boat, Carrier IV, which will be anchored just off the start line. A shuttle will allow coaches to go back and forth between Carrier and land. Spectating can be done from the sea wall at Belmont. There will be no spectator boats. Rotations will be done off of RIBs shuttling sailors to and from the race course.