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Equipment for 2010 US SAILING ISAF Youth World Qualifier Announced

Portsmouth, R.I. (November 18, 2008) – US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee announced today the equipment for the 2010 US SAILING International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Qualifier, which will be held January 16-18, 2010 at Clearwater Yacht Club in Clearwater, Florida. All entrants are required to bring their own boats.

Competition will be held in eight events, using the following equipment:

    • Singlehanded boys: Laser Radial
    • Singlehanded girls: Laser Radial
    • Doublehanded boys: International 420
    • Doublehanded girls: International 420
    • Open multihull: SL16
    • Boys boards: RS:X
    • Girls boards: RS:X
    • Open skiff: 29er

The winner of each event will receive invitations to represent the United States at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, July 8-17, 2010. The Notice of Race for the 2010 ISAF Youth World Qualifier will be posted after the 2009 US SAILING ISAF Youth World Qualifier, which will be held January 17-19, 2009.

About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national governing body for sailing. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the organization provides leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.

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