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2013 Youth Worlds Qualifier

Equipment Selected and Notice of Race Posted

Portsmouth, R.I. (November 15, 2012) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee has announced the equipment for its 2013 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth Worlds Qualifier regatta. The event will take place January 18-21, 2013 at the Clearwater Yacht Club in Clearwater, Fla., and is open to U.S. sailors and to Canadian youth sailors in select classes.

U.S. competitors:
• Boy’s One Person Dinghy: Laser Radial
• Girl’s One Person Dinghy: Laser Radial
• Boy’s Two Person Dinghy: International 420
• Girl’s Two Person Dinghy: International 420

U.S. and Canadian competitors:

• Open Skiff: 29er
• Boy’s Windsurfer: RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin
• Girls Windsurfer: RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin
• Open Multihull: Formula 16

All competitors shall be a member of the member national authority they intend to represent: US Sailing for U.S. citizens and residents, Canadian Yachting for Canadian citizens and residents. Sailors must be under the age of 19 by December 31, 2013, be eligible to represent the United States at the ISAF Youth World Championships 2013, and hold a valid United States or Canadian passport, as applicable. The Notice of Race is posted online. Entry deadline is by January 11, 2013. Registration is online.

Racing for this event will take place on the Gulf of Mexico and/or Clearwater Harbor from January 19-21, 2013 with registration and measurement checks taking place on January 18. Nine races are scheduled and awards will be presented to competitors immediately following racing on January 21. Each class winner who meets all eligibility requirements will be invited to join the US Sailing Development Team and to represent the United States at the ISAF Youth World Championships 2013 in Limassol, Cyprus.

For more information, click on these links to online registration and registered sailors, to date.
For more information about the ISAF Youth World Championship as well as results from the 2012 ISAF Youth World Championship held in Croatia, please visit the event website: http://www.isafyouthworlds.com/

About the US Sailing Development Team
Created in 2008, the US Sailing Development Team is qualified for annually, and supported and administered exclusively by the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program and Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). US Sailing’s Youth Worlds Team is a component of the USSDT. The mission for the USSDT is to develop sailors for Olympic-caliber competition and to prepare them for qualification to the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and the Olympic Sailing Team. In 2011, the US Sailing Development Team won three silver medals at the ISAF Youth Worlds, and three bronze medals at the 2010 ISAF Youth Worlds.

About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. 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 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit us at www.ussailing.org.

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Press Contact: Dana Paxton, US Sailing, 401-683-0800 x615, danapaxton@ussailing.org