The 2013 Rose Cup is a National Youth Match Racing Event for sailors 16-20 years of age, and will be sailed from June 19-23, 2013. The event is sanctioned by US Sailing and organized by the US Sailing Match Racing Committee and Sail Sheboygan. The event will be sailed out of the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan and the Sheboygan Yacht Club in Elliott 6m's, the boat used for the match racing in the 2012 Olympic Games. The event is capped at 10 teams. Skippers will be selected based on requests for invitations.
The goals of the event are to stimulate interest, participation and development in youth match racing nationwide, demonstrate enough interest in match racing throughout the country to warrant it becoming a US Sailing Championship in the next couple of years, and provide a means of qualifying for international youth match racing events such as the Governor's Cup (the premier international youth match racing event held annually in southern California), the Europeans, events in Australia and New Zealand, and ultimately the ISAF World Youth Match Racing Championship (which will be held for the first time in 2014).