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2006 US Sailing Team Ranking System

US SAILING has determined the ranking system for the 2006 US Sailing Team. Each year, US SAILING names the members of the US Sailing Team based on athletes’ performances at a series of qualifying regattas. The 2006 ranking system names at least two qualifying events for each Olympic class, except for the new Neil Pryde RS:X which has one qualifying event. US SAILING’s 2006 Rolex Miami OCR is a mandatory event for all classes. The ranking system for the 2006 US Sailing Team also determines the athletes who will be selected to compete in the 2006 World Sailing Games, which will be held May 10-20 in Austria, and the 2006 Olympic Test event, scheduled for August 18-31 in China.

The US Sailing Team annually distinguishes the top five ranked sailors in each of the nine classes (11 events) selected for the next Olympic Games. The classes selected for the 2008 Olympic Games are: Finn (men); 470 (men and women); Laser (men); Laser Radial (women); Neil Pryde RS:X (men and women); 49er, Star, Tornado (all open); and Yngling (women). The 2008 Olympic Games are scheduled for August 8-24 in Beijing, China. The Olympic Regatta will be held in Qingdao, a coastal city located 430 miles east of Beijing.

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Laser Radial - Must sail, must count Rolex Miami OCR, plus one of the other two events

Rolex Miami OCR

January 22-27, 2006

Miami, FL

Radial Women's North American Championship

February 2-5, 2006 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Laser Midwinters East February 23-26, 2006 Clearwater, FL

Laser - Must sail, must count Rolex Miami OCR, plus one of the other two events

Rolex Miami OCR

January 22-27, 2006

Miami, FL

Laser Midwinters East

February 23-26, 2006

Clearwater, FL

Laser Midwinters West

March 2006

Finn - Must sail, must count Rolex Miami OCR, plus one of the other two events

Rolex Miami OCR

January 22-27, 2006

Miami, FL

Finn Midwinters

February 2-5, 2006 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

ABYC Regatta

March 2006 Long Beach, CA

470 Men & Women - Must sail, must count Rolex Miami OCR, plus one of the other two events

St. Francis OCR

October 28-30, 2005

San Francisco, CA
North American Championship January 14-16, 2006 Miami, FL
Rolex Miami OCR January 22-27, 2006 Miami, FL

49er - Must sail, must count Rolex Miami OCR, plus one of the other two events

St. Francis OCR October 28-30, 2005 San Francisco, CA
Rolex Miami OCR January 22-27, 2006 Miami, FL
North American Champs. February 2-5, 2006 Florida

Star - Must sail, must count Rolex Miami OCR, plus one of the other two events

Pacific Coast Championship

October 15-16, 2005 San Francisco, CA

Bob Levin

January 7-8, 2006

Miami, FL

Rolex Miami OCR January 22-27, 2006 Miami, FL

Tornado - Must sail, must count Rolex Miami OCR, plus one of the other two events

US National Championship November 18-20, 2005 Houston, TX
Rolex Miami OCR January 22-27, 2006 Miami, FL

North American Champs.

January 2006

Miami, FL

Yngling - Must sail, must count both events

Rolex Miami OCR January 22-27, 2006 Miami, FL

Women's Keelboat North American Championships

February 2-5, 2006

Miami, FL

Neil Pryde RS-X Men & Women- Must sail, must count Rolex Miami OCR
Rolex Miami OCR January 22-27, 2006 Miami, FL

Scoring:

  1. Must Sail, must count the minimum number of events as specified for each class above.

  2. Final Finish Position (not net points) counts towards Series Standings.

  3. Low Point Series Scoring using RRS rule A4.1, except that Final Finish Position will be used instead of individual race scores. RRS rules A4.2 and A9 are specifically NOT in force for the series scoring.

  4. All boats count as place holders in the Final Finish Position. (Men, Women, Mixed, International)

  5. If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, the tie shall be broken in favor of the boat with the better finish at Rolex Miami OCR.

  6. If less than five eligible teams or individuals compete in the minimum number of events to qualify for the team, the Olympic Sailing Committee may name fewer than five teams or individuals to the Team.

Additional Scoring Policies for multi crewed classes

  1. In order to count towards series score, helm and crew members must be eligible to represent the USA in the 2008 Olympic Games.

  2. Doublehanded teams are required to sail with the same helm and crew at all of the qualifying events that are counted towards the ranking. For triplehanded teams, two of the three sailors, including the helm must be the same at all of the qualifying events that are counted towards the ranking.

  3. In extremely unusual circumstances such as a medical emergency, the OSC ExCom may approve an exception to this policy.

Non Events

  1. If the Rolex Miami OCR is a non event, the OSC will announce new procedures for team Qualification, which may include existing and/or new qualifying events.

  2. If an event other than the Rolex Miami OCR is a non event, the system will become Must Sail, Must Count Rolex Miami OCR.

NOTE:
The ranking system for the 2006 US Sailing Team also determines the athletes who will be selected to compete in the