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Selection system for 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships

by US Sailing 13 Sep 14:38 PDT
Pictured: 2019 U.S. Youth Sailing World Championship Team; Back (left to right): Ethan Froelich, Alexander Temko, Jack Sutter, Oliver Duncan, Connor Nelson, Dominique Stater; Front: Stephan Baker, Yumi Yoshiyasu, Oliver Hurwitz, Maddie Hawkins, Grace Aust © US Sailing

US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection system for the 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships, held in Salvador, Brazil in December 2020.

For the complete 2020 U.S. Youth Worlds Team Selection Procedures, click HERE.

2020 Youth World Championships: Salvador, Brazil | Dec. 2020

Age Eligibility: All prospective athletes shall be under the age of 19 years on December 31, 2020 (born after December 31, 2001).

Equipment: The USA qualification events to the Youth Worlds will be conducted with the equipment (sailboat classes) listed below.

  • Boys' One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
  • Girls' One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
  • Boys' Two Person Dinghy - International 420
  • Girls' Two Person Dinghy - International 420
  • Boys' Windsurfer - RS:X with 8.5m2 sail and 60cm fin
  • Girls' Windsurfer - RS:X with 8.5m2 sail and 60cm fin
  • Boys' Skiff - 29er
  • Girls' Skiff - 29er
  • Mixed Multihull - Nacra 15
*This list of equipment is subject to change by World Sailing.

USA Qualification to the Youth Worlds

US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) will select one eligible prospective athlete in each of the singlehanded classes and one team of two eligible prospective athletes for each of the doublehanded classes to represent their country at the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships.

29er, International 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15 and RS:X: qualification will be based on a two-event qualification system as outlined below:

First Event:

  • 29er: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • i420: i420 Midwinters | February 15-17 | Coconut Grove, Fla.
  • Laser Radial: Radial Midwinters West | March 20-22 | Long Beach, Calif.
  • Nacra15: Nacra15 Midwinters West | April Dates TBD | TBD - Calif.
  • RS:X: Windsurf Midwinters | March 12-15 | Clearwater, Fla.
Second Event:
  • 29er: 29er Nationals | June 26-28 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • i420: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • Laser Radial: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • Nacra15: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • RS:X: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.

For questions regarding the 2020 U.S. Youth Worlds Team selection, please contact Meredith Carroll at .

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