Portsmouth, R.I. (July 23, 2013) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) announced the selection process for the 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team. To qualify for the 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team, sailors must compete and be scored in two qualification events. As previously announced, the 2013 U.S. Youth Championships will be the first qualification event. The second event is one of three class-specific events:
1. 29er U.S. National Championship, Dec. 31 – Jan. 3, 2014 at Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Miami, Fla. (29er class)
2. North American Championships, Jan. 18-20, 2014, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Miami, Fla. (F16, I420 boy’s & girl’s, RS:X boy’s & girl’s)
3. Laser Midwinters East, Feb. 20-23, 2014, Clearwater Yacht Club, Clearwater, Fla. (Laser Radial, boy’s & girl’s)
“We are pleased to announce that the 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds team will be selected based on a two-event selection series that gives young U.S. sailors a fair shot at team qualification,” said Josh Adams, Managing Director, U.S. Olympic Sailing. “All the events involved in qualification, starting with next month's U.S. Youth Sailing Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas , are high-quality U.S. events."
The 2013 U.S. Youth Championships will be held August 12-16 and hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club (Corpus Christi, Texas). The regatta includes the seven classes designated for the Youth World Championship: 29er, Club 420, Formula 16, International 420, Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X.
For additional details about the selection procedures for the US Sailing’s 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team, please visit the website.
US Sailing will send a maximum of one boat per event to the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship will take place July 12-19 in Tavira, Portugal. For more information about the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, visit the event website www.isafyouthworlds.com.
US Sailing annually supports the U.S. Youth Worlds Team, which represents the United States at the ISAF Youth World Championship. Team members must qualify for the team each year, based on their on-the-water results at pre-determined qualifying events. The Team is managed, coached and supported by the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program and the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC).
As a significant event in an Olympic-hopeful’s career, the ISAF Youth Worlds’ champions list includes Paige Railey, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete, 2012 U.S. Olympic Team member and two-time Youth World champion (’03, ’05) in the Laser Radial and Andrew Campbell, 2008 Olympian and Youth World champion (’02) in the Laser.
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.
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