Alert: preliminary results for the 2016 Law Trophy Regatta may be viewed in the JSA Calendar.


Law Trophy Regatta: The Commodore Law Trophy Regatta hosted by Indian Harbor YC is the event that chooses the sailors who will be sponsored by the JSA of LIS to represent the YRA of LIS region at the Area B Semi-Finals for the US Sailing Bemis and Smythe National Championships. The first and second place finishers of the Club 420 class and of the Laser Radial class in the Law Trophy Regatta are eligible to be sponsored by the JSA at the Area B event. However, the Law Trophy Regatta is not a prerequisite for the Area B event, which is an open event, and the Law regatta is not a qualifying event for any other championship. (Note: The boat for the U.S. national single handed junior championship for the Smythe trophy has recently been the Byte CII or the Laser Radial, although the Laser Radial has usually been sailed in the Area B event.)

The Law Trophy Regatta is open to skippers who:
I) finished in the top 40% (according to JSA rule 13.4) at JSA scheduled events for Lasers, Laser Radials and Club 420s during the previous calendar year; or
II) sailed in the Area B semi-finals for the Bemis/Smythe championships the previous year; or
III) were accepted to sail in the US Youth Sailing Championship for the current year; or
IV) were approved by the Chair of the JSA after submission of a resume by June 19, 2016 (extended from June 15 of the current year).

All competitors shall:
I) reach their 13th but not their 19th birthday during the calendar year; and
II) be Junior Sailor members of the JSA; and
III) be members of US Sailing .

Note about resume submission: If you believe your skills qualify you for participation in the Commodore Law Trophy Regatta, but you do not meet criteria i), ii) or iii) above, you may submit your sailing resume not later than the above deadline (see below link for a resume form). Decisions by the JSA Chair will be based on information from the prior year sailing season that began in spring of the prior year up through the spring of the current year. Sailors must demonstrate a clear and compelling reason why they should be admitted to compete in this regatta.  Evidence of exceptional growth in fall or spring regattas is important, as is success in the fleet in which you are applying to sail. Recent clinic training in the fleet in which you are applying to sail is also considered. Your junior sailing office need not be involved with your submission, other than by encouraging you to consider this opportunity. Please write and submit your own resume. Send by fax 914-407-1540 or by email Do not use postal or hand delivery. If your resume is accepted by the JSA Chair, you and your club will be notified so you may be included in your club’s Law Trophy registration.

The Law Trophy Regatta Notice of Race will be posted on the JSA Regattas page.

The top 40% qualifying skippers in Lasers, Laser Radials and Club 420s during the previous calendar year are on this
To read more about the track to the national championships, please go to this page.
The Law Trophy Resume form may be found here.