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USA selection for 2020 Youth Worlds

Published on September 13th, 2019

Bristol, RI (September 13, 2019) – US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection system for the 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships in Salvador, Brazil. Racing is planned for December. For the complete 2020 U.S. Youth Worlds Team Selection Procedures, click here.

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 & 60cm fin
• Girls’ Windsurfer – RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 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.

The qualification for the 29er, International 420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, and RS:X 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.
• Nacra 15: Nacra 15 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.
• Nacra 15: 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 meredithcarroll@ussailing.org.

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