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2006 Ranking System

The US Disabled Sailing Team annually recognizes the top three ranked sailors in the classes chosen for the next Paralympic Games. The classes chosen for the 2008 Paralympic Regatta, to be held in Qingdao China, are the 2.4mR, the Sonar, and an unnamed third discipline which will be announced at the 2005 International Foundation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) Annual Meeting in Singapore in November, 2005. Subsequent to the naming of the class, US SAILING will announce a ranking system in order to name teams to the US Disabled Sailing Team.

SONAR - Must sail, must count both events:

America's Regatta

November 4-7, 2005 St. Petersburg, FL

Disabled Midwinters

March 23-26, 2006

St. Petersburg, FL

2.4 Metre - Must sail, must count both events:

America's Regatta November 4-7, 2005 St. Petersburg, FL
Disabled Midwinters March 23-26, 2006 St. Petersburg, FL
SKUD-18 - Must sail, must count:
C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta August 17-20, 2006 Newport, RI
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 Disabled Midwinters.

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


Additional Scoring Policies

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

  2. 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.