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2013 Paralympic Classes

2013 Paralympic Team Selection

1. 2.4m, Sonar

1.1 The top two US athletes or teams that finish at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami will qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team.

1.2 Before being formally placed on the US Sailing Team, Athletes or teams that have qualified above must execute;

1.3 The US Sailing Team Athlete Agreement, and;

1.4  The Code of Conduct.

2. SKUD

2.1 The top two US teams that finish at the 2013 Clagett Regatta will qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team.

2.2 Before being formally placed on the US Sailing Team, Athletes or teams that have qualified above must execute;

2.3 The US Sailing Team Athlete Agreement, and;

2.4 The Code of Conduct.

2.3 At least one multi-day SKUD specific training camp run by USST Sperry Top-Sider staff (locations and dates TBA shortly)

3 Athletes or teams that are placed on the US Sailing Team will have an option to execute the US Sailing Team Commercial Agreement Level 1 and Level 2. 

4 Athletes or teams that have been placed on the US Sailing Team will be removed from the team if/when;

4.1 They resign from the US Sailing Team or retire from active Paralympic class competition.

4.2 They are found in violation of the Code of Conduct by the OSC.

4.3 The calendar year ends. 

2013 Funding Criteria  - Direct Athlete Support (DAS) Details, Tasks, and Conditions       

2013 Paralympic Funding*
* SKUD funding will be equivalent to that provided to the other US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider members in the Paralympic classes

Athletes who qualify for the team must complete the following tasks in 2013 to receive their funding:

1. Minimum 35 days of Training and Competition in Paralympic Equipment including the following:
At least one SKUD only Training Camps led by USST Sperry Top-Sider staff – 4 days each

Major Events*, Worlds, Europeans, Continental     10 days
US Disabled Sailing Championship                           4 days
Additional Training Days **                                      25 days
USST Training Camp/PET Camp                            3-6 days

*2013 Major Events are ISAF Sailing World Cup Events; EuroSAF events; IFDS World Championship; Class World Championship; or Class Continental Championship such as North Americans or US Nationals; US Disabled Sailing Championship; Mobility Cup, or other approved event
 
**  Other Training may include participation in other class events or disabled sailing regattas like: Robie Pierce Regatta, NACC, Clagett Clinic and Regatta, America's Regatta

2. Attend US Sailing Team Training Camps as required.

3. Attend US Sailing Team Annual meeting in Miami, FL at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami.

4.  Participate in US Sailing Team Performance Enhancement Training (PET).

5. Participating in a professional physical training and nutrition program. Complete medical screening and physical assessments as assigned with reporting/updates to team doctor and/or physiotherapist on regular basis.

6. Fill out detailed schedule and periodization form to be approved by the High Performance Director and quarterly progress reports to Paralympic Coach.

7.  Execute and abide by the 2013 Athlete Agreement and Code of Conduct.

8. Submit written documentation of task completion to High Performance Director by October 15, 2013.

Operation Gold Awards
Operation Gold Awards are designed to reward U.S. athletes for top-place finishes in a world championship competition, and are available to any U.S. athletes who compete in sports/disciplines/events on the program of the next Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Paralympic sports
For Paralympic sports the Operation Gold qualifying competition is the Paralympic Games in a Paralympic year and the World Championships in non-Paralympic years. In the Paralympic year, multiple Operation Gold Awards will be paid to qualifying athletes. In non-Paralympic years, Operation Gold Awards are limited to one award per athlete in a program year.

Paralympic Sport Payment Schedule:

Place 1st year in quad 2nd year in quad 3rd year in quad Paralympic Year*
1st $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $5,000
2nd $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $3500
3rd $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2500
4th $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
5th $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
6th $500 $500 $500


* In the Paralympic year, multiple Operation Gold Awards will be paid to qualifying athletes.

Updated Jan. 16, 2013