Sailing Competition Kicks Off in TC

A well-known sailing competition comes to Northern Michigan.

Nearly 100 kids, ages 13 to 18, from across the country are in Traverse City this week competing in the Chubb U.S. Junior Championships.

53 boats will begin competing on Wednesday on the West Grand Traverse Bay.

Organizers say they’re proud to bring an event like this to Northern Michigan.

“These kids are dedicated athletics. They’ve worked hard to learn how to maneuver the boats, how to optimize the boats and how to make them competitive,” said Jim Sorbie, event organizer.

The competition wraps up on Friday.

9 and 10 News will be there as the competitions heat up.