The Premiere Sailing League USA has announced Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) as the first official stadium for the sport’s only American-based sailing league. GPYC is located on Lake St. Clair, less than 30 miles from downtown Detroit.

GPYC is the first of the 24 planned stadiums with which Premiere Sailing League USA will partner to hold nationwide Qualification Regattas. Optimizing a stadium-style atmosphere, each regatta will be held close to shore and will utilize the latest social media technologies to engage both live and virtual audiences.

Premiere Sailing League USA will divide the nation into four districts (North, East, South and West), with four venues selected to hold the District Qualification Regattas each year in the same major city of each region. The National Final will be held annually in a location that will rotate around the country. Each venue will be provided eight J/70s for racing in the Qualification Regattas. Supplied J/88s will be used for the District Qualification Regattas and National Final.

At the conclusion of each Premiere Sailing League USA season (August-November), the League will keep the eight J/70s active by allowing youth and race programs at each venue to utilize them.

Premiere Sailing League USA has scheduled its first demonstration event for Sept. 10, 2016, at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club for yacht clubs and community sailing programs that make up the North District: Colorado, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.