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US SAILING Communications Manager
Applications for the 2010 U.S. Youth Championships, the premier youth sailing championship of the year, will close on March 15 at midnight EST. The winners in the Laser, Laser Radial and 29er fleets will be named to US SAILING’s Developmental Team. For the first time, this year the championship will be held in August. However, no changes have been made to the application and acceptance notices. Moving the championship to August. In place of a clinic, there will be a competitors’ meeting with sailing instruction just prior to racing.
So why is the deadline so early if the championship is now being held in August? The Youth Championship committee decided to keep the traditional deadlines in recognition that many junior sailors have summer commitments and they wanted to allow accepted sailors enough to make arrangements. Acceptances will be posted on May 1 (approximately).
This year’s championship is sponsored by LaserPerformance, Gill North America, and Sperry Top-Sider. Racing will be conducted in Lasers, Laser Radials, Club 420s, and 29ers at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club in San Pedro, Calif. on August 1 - 4. The venue expects from 14 to 18 knots with two sailing areas - one inside and one outside the breakwater - with ideal conditions for all classes of boats. “It’s gorgeous here”, said Shannon Bush, the national chair. “I have no doubt this will be an excellent championship.”
In addition to being named to the development team, the male winner of the Laser fleet and the female winner of the Laser Radial fleet will also qualify for the 2011 U.S. Singlehanded Championships to be sailed in July in the Columbia River Gorge.
Gill North America will be sponsoring a "college night" where sailors will be able to meet college coaches and current or recently graduated college sailors to learn more about college sailing in general, and to ask questions about the role of sailing in the admissions process.
For more information on the U.S. Youth Championship and to apply online, please visit the event website.
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