ISAF will be running its inaugural Youth Match Racing World Championship on July 21-27, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. Racing will be conducted in J/80s. Sailors must be under 23 in 2014 in order to compete. US Sailing announces that the selection process for the skipper representing the U.S. will be by resume.
In order to be considered for selection, skippers must meet these eligibility criteria:
- They must be current members of US Sailing when competing in the ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds.
- They must be a US citizen or eligible permanent resident with written authorization from ISAF for an exemption under ISAF Regulation 24.5.4.
- They must meet the eligibility requirements of ISAF regulation 19, Eligibility Code (which can be found at: http://rulesdocs.ussailing.org, under “Additional Resources”).
- They must not have turned 23 years of age as of December 31, 2014.
The NOR is posted here: ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Notice of Race
US Sailing Code of Ethics: Click here to download
The selection procedure is available here: Selection Procedure.
Click here to apply online. Applications must be received by midnight Central Time on April 15, 2014.