Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

2014 Youth Olympic Games - US Sailing reveals selection procedures

by Will Ricketson on 5 Dec 2013
. .
US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has now released selection procedures for the upcoming Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Nanjing, China, from August 16 to 28, 2014.

An elite sporting event for athletes around the world, the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing will showcase over 3,500 athletes competing in 28 sports. Athletes eligible for the sailing events in Nanjing must have been born between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1999.

The Youth Olympic Games is held every four years, and featured sports mirror that of the Olympic Games. A unique aspect of the event is its focus on cultural enrichment and international relations, and in addition to world-class athletic competition, athletes will experience a special Culture and Education Programme (CEP), based around five main themes: Olympism, Social Responsibility, Skills Development, Expression, Well-being and Healthy Lifestyles.

'US Sailing sees the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing as a fantastic opportunity for top American youth sailors to gain experience in international competition and develop their skills,' said Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing. 'Our team will do everything it can to help the selected athletes prepare for the event and perform to their abilities.'

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has allocated two spots for American sailing athletes to compete in Nanjing, with four sailing events scheduled to take place: Male and female windsurfing, in addition to male and female dinghy racing. Windsurfing athletes in Nanjing will compete on Techno 293 boards, while dinghy sailors will use the Byte.

With two spots available for US athletes in four possible events, a special US Sailing Youth Olympic Games Selection Committee has been formed to select two American team members from a pool of eligible athletes. The committee will include Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing, Andrew Campbell, 2008 Olympian and OSC member, and Ben Richardson, 2006 Pan American Games Team Member and Chairman of the OSC. Click here to view selection US Sailing Team website
Helm Events 660x82Naiad/Oracle SupplierNorth Technology - Southern Spars

Related Articles

The Bridge – The Queen Mary – Essence of historical transatlantic race
The Bridge has invited the Queen Mary 2 to take part in an ocean challenge in a race against a fleet of giant trimarans On 2nd December, the press conference for the official launch of The Bridge was held in the prestigious setting of the Salle Turenne at the Hôtel des Invalides. The Bridge, a unique, festive, maritime, cultural and popular event, will take place from June 15th until the beginning of July 2017, in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and New York.
Posted on 3 Dec
Iain Jensen wins MS Amlin 'Dash for Cash'
Some crashes were spectacular, with the skipper being launched from the boat in a cloud of spray. Jensen is the longtime crew for Nathan Outteridge, the helmsman for Artemis Racing. As a team they won the Olympic Gold medal in the 49er Class at the 2012 London Olympics.
Posted on 3 Dec
Hotting up at the Star Sailors League Finals
Three light airs races were held for the penultimate day of the Qualifying Rounds in Montagu Bay Nassau. Three light airs races were held for the penultimate day of the Qualifying Rounds in Montagu Bay Nassau. Getting a good start and having the boat speed to hold a lane was paramount today.
Posted on 2 Dec
MS Amlin International Moth Regatta attracts podium finishers
A fleet of 52 sailors, including two of the top three from last regatta, is set to contest the second annual regatta. Last year Rob Greenhalgh and Paul Goodison made British sailing proud when they finished first and third. Greenhalgh trailed by one point heading into the final day and then went out and won all three races in dominant fashion to stamp an eight-point victory. Goodison, a member of Artemis Racing for the America’s Cup, placed third.
Posted on 1 Dec
Sailing World Cup Final brings the best to St Kilda
Thirty-six nations have registered sailors across a combined 22 Olympic and Invited classes for next week’s World Cup Competitor numbers are predicted to reach 800 across the two competitions - the final stage of the international body World Sailing’s six-part Olympic class international circuit that will come to a head at St Kilda for the 11 classes, and the 11 Invited classes.
Posted on 1 Dec
Bid process reopened for new venue for the 2017 Youth Worlds
The Bid process has been reopened after the Israel Sailing Assoc withdrew from hosting the 2017 Youth Sailing World The Bid process has been reopened after the Israel Sailing Association (ISA) withdrew from hosting the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships which were due to take place in Akko, Israel in July 2017. World Sailing will accept bids from MNAs interested in hosting the event in July or December of 2017.
Posted on 30 Nov
Battle commences at Star Sailors League Finals
The early exchanges confirmed the amazing quality and depth in fleet, which contains no less than 16 Olympic medallist The early exchanges confirmed the amazing quality and depth in the fleet, which contains no less than 16 Olympic medallist among the skippers alone.
Posted on 30 Nov
World Sailing lead the conversation at the Yacht Racing Forum
Sailing - sport, technology and nature in perfect harmony was the message delivered by World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt Sailing - sport, technology and nature in perfect harmony. This was the message delivered by World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt at the opening session of the Yacht Racing Forum in Valletta, Malta that provided the backbone to much of the day's conversations and presentations.
Posted on 29 Nov
Star Sailors League Finals – Opening ceremony at Bahamas
The curtains are about to be unveiled, with the grand Opening Ceremony at Government House of the Bahamas in Nassau The curtains are about to be unveiled, with the grand Opening Ceremony at Government House of the Bahamas in Nassau at the presence of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Matilda Pindling
Posted on 28 Nov
Mark Light appointed Race Director of Clipper Round the World Race
Mark replaces former Race Director Justin Taylor who decided to stand down after almost a decade with the company. With four years’ experience assisting the race planning, he is now looking forward to stepping up to the lead role, one of the most challenging that exists in global sailing.
Posted on 28 Nov