New qualifying plan for 2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship

Published on December 12th, 2013

(December 12, 2013) – The Club 420 Association announced today that it has collaborated with US Sailing to support the manner in which youth sailors are invited to the 2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship.

Invitations will be issued to U.S.Youth Sailing Championships’ applicants using one of two criteria: the resume review process currently in place; or, a new early acceptance process determined by a sailor’s placement at designated national and regional events. Sailors who finish within the prescribed placing at the selected events will be automatically invited, provided their 2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship application is completed by the due date on the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship’s Notice of Race, which will be posted in January. All early acceptance events will occur between January 1 and June 20, 2014. Any slots left unfilled will be returned to the pool of spaces available to sailors applying by resume.

For 2014, the top eight (8) eligible teams from the Club 420 Midwinter Championships and the top two (2) eligible teams from the Girls Doublehanded Championship will be offered an invitation to participate in the 2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship in the doublehanded fleet of their choice (Club 420, I-420, Formula 16 or 29er).

Sailors may also apply for an invitation to the 2014 U.S. Youth Championship by submitting a resume in January. Learn more about the selection process and criteria for the 2014 U.S. Youth Championship (http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth/US_Youth_Champs.htm).

“This is a significant step for US Sailing and an enhancement which positively impacts the membership of the Club 420 Association” says John Vandemoer, Executive Director. “We look forward to working with US Sailing on this and additional initiatives in the coming months.”

About the Club 420 Association: The Club 420 Association was established in 1980 to promote, foster, encourage and sponsor one-design sailing for youth sailors. The Association annually sponsors a North American Championship, US and Canadian National Championships as well as regional and team racing championships across North America while promoting the class to all ability and experience levels of youth sailing. For more information visit www.club420.org

Source: John Vandemoer, Executive Director, Club 420 Class Association

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