USA trials for Junior Pan Am Games

Published on April 7th, 2021

The first-ever Junior Pan American Games is set to take place in 2021 on September 9-19 in Cali, Colombia. This international multi-sport event is for athletes in the Americas aged 18 to 23. Athletes from 41 countries will participate in this first edition. The Sailing events will be held over three days on September 16-18, 2021.

Sailing is one of the 39 sports featured at the inaugural Junior Pan Am Games. The four Sailing events to take place at the 2021 Junior Pan Am Games are the following:

Women (2):
• One-Person Dinghy: International Laser Class Association – Radial (ILCA 6)
• Windsurfing: iQFoil

Men (2):
• One-Person Dinghy: International Laser Class Association – Standard (ILCA 7)
• Windsurfing: iQFoil

Selection Procedures:
US Sailing’s International Selection Committee (ISC) will select one eligible prospective athlete in each of the events to represent the United States.

• International Laser Class Association – Standard (ILCA 7): The top eligible finisher in the International Laser Standard (full rig) Class at the 2021 Laser North Americans on July 14-18 in San Francisco, CA.
• International Laser Class Association – Radial – (ILCA 6): The top eligible finisher in the International Laser Radial Class at the 2021 Laser North Americans on July 14-18 in San Francisco, CA.
• Boy’s & Girl’s iQFoil: The top eligible male and female finisher in iQFoil equipment in the Foiling Windsurf class at the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series on August 13-15 in San Francisco, CA.

Should a selected athlete be unable to compete at the Junior Pan Am Games for any reason, the next highest-ranking eligible athlete from the selection event will be nominated. For full details, click here.

US Sailing is requiring that eligible sailors from the United States who are interested in participating in the 2021 Junior Pan American Games complete the Participation Form to be added to the event Registration List. Sailors hoping to compete are required to be included on the “delegate list” sent to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) by US Sailing. The delegate list is an official list of all possible competitors who may qualify to represent the U.S. at the 2021 Junior Pan American Games.

Qualification to 2023 Pan American Games:
Qualification to the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile will also be at stake for the sailors competing in Cali: the gold medalists in each event will directly qualify for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. This opportunity to qualify for the 2023 Pan American Games is in addition to spots available through the standard country qualification procedure, resulting in an additional berth in each 2023 Pan American Games Sailing event. The entry is awarded to the winning athletes, not the country, and is not transferable to other athletes.

More About the 2021 Junior Pan American Games:
The Junior Pan American Games focus on promoting the next generation of athletes, many of whom will participate in the Santiago Pan American Games in 2023 and the Paris Olympics in 2024. The 2021 Junior Pan American Games will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali. For full details, click here.

For questions regarding participation at the 2021 Junior Pan American Games: olympics@ussailing.org

Source: US Sailing

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