Each team must consist of a crew of eight: one skipper and six crew members plus one U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman provided from the varsity offshore racing team. A minimum of five of each competitors’ team must have raced together (including the designated skipper) in at least five regattas scored under IRC, ORC, ORR, PHRF, Offshore One Design, Offshore Level Class Racing or Portsmouth Numbers rating systems in the past 18 months. Up to 9 teams may enter. Teams will be selected based on US Sailing Area and resume (see the US Sailing website for more information) and the U.S. Naval Academy may enter one team for a maximum of ten total entries.