Miami to host USA Olympic trials

Published on February 17th, 2023

Bristol, RI (February 17, 2023) – US Sailing and Miami Yacht Club have agreed to co-host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing for eight of the ten events being held at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The USA had last held domestic trials for the 2008 Olympics but had since utilized open international competition to select representatives. It had been a goal for Paris 2024 to bring the qualifiers back to the homeland in an effort to promote participation.

The 49er, Mixed 470, Men and Women’s IQ Foil, and Men’s and Women’s Formula Kite racing will be held January 6-13, 2024. The ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 classes will race February 17-24, 2024. The racing will be held primarily on the Atlantic Ocean with course options on Biscayne Bay.

Tom Duggan, Principal Race Officer (PRO) for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, will serve as PRO for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing. The Notices of Race for these events will be issued by August 1, 2023.

“We are honored to have the Miami sailing community and, in particular, Miami Yacht Club’s patriotism and enthusiasm for supporting America’s top sailing athletes and their journey to represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games Paris 2024,” said Paul Cayard, executive director of the US Sailing Team.

“The U.S. Olympic Team Trials are a competition which will test boat speed, focus, mental strength, the ability to win races, and the ability to sail consistently over a series of races, all of which are required to succeed at the Olympic Games.”

The athlete selection procedures for the 2024 Olympic Games were drafted by US Sailing’s International Selection Committee, which includes nine U.S. Olympians and is chaired by Olympic silver and bronze medalist, JJ Fetter.

The selection procedures were approved by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and initially published in July 2022, with subsequent amendments to reflect this 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials announcement.

For the Women’s Skiff event (49erFX), late selection will be the combined results of the 2024 FX World Championships on February 27-March 3 in Lanzarote, Spain and the 2024 Princess Sofia Regatta on April 1-6 in Palma, Spain.

For the Mixed Multihull event (Nacra 17), late selection will be the combined results of the 2024 Princess Sofia Regatta and the 2024 Nacra 17 Europeans on May 7-12 in La Grande-Motte, France.

However, if an athlete/team both wins the qualification series for selection to the 2023 Olympic Test Event in Marseille, France and achieves a podium finish at that event, that athlete/team will qualify for Early Selection and be nominated as the representative(s) for Paris 2024, precluding a late selection regatta or regattas for that class.

For full selection procedures for the Paris 2024 Olympics, click here.

Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Program:
Men’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 7
Women’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 6
Mixed Two Person Dinghy – 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFx
Men’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class
Women’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class
Men’s Windsurfing – iQFoil
Women’s Windsurfing – iQFoil
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17

Venue: Marseille, France
Dates: July 26-August 11


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