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Equipment for 2011 US SAILING ISAF Youth World Qualifier Announced

Portsmouth, R.I. (November 1, 2010) – US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee announced today the equipment for the 2011 US SAILING International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Qualifier, which will be held January 14-17, 2011 at Houston Yacht Club in La Porte, Texas. All entrants are required to bring their own boat for competition in the following seven events:

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

Although there will be a multihull discipline contested at the 2011 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the multihull class will be selected by resume, to be submitted to no later than January 4, 2011. Full details are located in the 2011 ISAF Youth World Qualifier Notice of Race, which is posted on the Houston Yacht Club website at, along with pertinent competitor information.

The winner of each event will receive an invitation to represent the United States at the 2011 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Zadar, Croatia, July 7-11, 2011. For more information, visit the website

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