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2010 US Sailing Team

Selection to the 2010 US Sailing Team

Annual Selection to the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) will be determined by the same system we use to grade athletes’ performance for Direct Athlete Support (A1, A2, A3, A4). Here is the process:

1.  Athletes qualify for the USSTAG through on-the-water performance and will remain on USSTAG until one of three things happens:

a.  They resign from USSTAG or retire from active Olympic class competition;

b.  They are removed by the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) for a Code of Conduct violation;

c.  The calendar year concludes and a new Team is named.

2.  Every athlete or team that achieves A1, A2, A3, or A4 performance in 2009 is qualified for USSTAG for 2010 in the event in which they have qualified. All qualified athletes must then sign the USSTAG Athlete Agreement and Code of Conduct for final placement on USSTAG, after which they will be offered an optional USSTAG Commercial Agreement to sign. (See below for definitions of A1, A2, A3 and A4);

3.  The top USA team or athlete not already qualified under paragraph #2 above that also finishes in the top 10% (rounded inclusively up to the next whole boat) of the fleet at the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR (RMOCR) qualifies for the 2010 USSTAG. [EXAMPLE: In a fleet of 75 lasers, we would round the 10% rule up to include 8 boats.] The OSC may choose to adjust the necessary percentage required based on the attendance levels at RMOCR.

a.  In the Star Class, the 2010 event will be the Star World Championship and not RMOCR.

4.  In events where only one athlete or team qualifies based on the paragraphs above, then the top previously unqualified USA boat at RMOCR (or the alternate event used in 3a above) qualifies for USSTAG. In events where zero athletes or teams qualify based on the paragraphs above, then the top two USA boats at RMOCR (or the alternate event used in 3a above) qualify for USSTAG.

5.  If RMOCR (or the approved alternate events described in paragraphs 3a above) is a non­event, then this path onto USSTAG is closed for 2010.

6.  In double-handed events, both members of the team must compete and qualify together as a team.

7.  In women’s match racing in 2010, only the skippers will be named to USSTAG. All funding will be paid to the skipper, and the OSC expects skippers and their crews to determine how to manage their team’s expenses.

Performance Levels

2010 Eligible Events

A

B

C

D

2010 World Cup Event

Top 5

Top 10

Top 20

Gold Fleet/Top Half

2010 Europeans

Top 5

Top 10

Top 20

Gold Fleet/Top Half

2010 Worlds

Top 5

Top 10

Top 20

Gold Fleet/Top Half

2010 Star South Americans      

Top 5

Top 10

Top 20

Gold Fleet/Top Half

2010 Expert Olympic Garda
(Star Class Only)

Top 5

Top 10

Top 20

Gold Fleet/Top Half

2010 Star Western Hemisphere
Championships

Top 5

Top 10

Top 20

Gold Fleet/Top Half

 

 

 

 

 

Women's Match Race

 

 

 

 

World Championship

Top 4 

Top 6

Quarters

Top Half

World Cup Events

Top 2

Top 4

Quarters

Top Half

Santa Maria Cup, Annapolis

Top 1

Top 3

Quarters

Top Half

Ospery Cup, St. Pete

Top 1

Top 3

Quarters

Top Half

US Women's MR Championship

Top 1

Top 3

Quarters

Top Half

Jan 2010 USSTAG Qualifier

Top 1

Top 3

Quarters

Top Half


§  To receive an A grade, the team/sailor must also finish in the top 25% of the event (except WMR).
§  To receive a B grade, the team/sailor must also finish in the top 25% of the event (except WMR).
§  To receive a C grade, the team/sailors must also finish in the top 50% of the event (except WMR).

FUNDING: Guidlines and Examples

Level Achieve the following

A1

Finish top 3 at 2009 World Championship

A2

Score A in minimum 3 eligible 2009 events

A3

Score B in minimum 3 eligible 2009 events

A4

Score C in minimum 3 eligible 2009 events