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2007 U.S. Sailing Team Ranking System

As part of US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) ongoing mission to facilitate the success of elite performance athletes, the US Sailing Team will choose the top three (3) ranked sailors in each of the 11 classes.  The US Sailing Team annually distinguishes the top three 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 RadialMust sail, must count all three events

Laser Radial Pre-Trials October 11-15, 2006 Newport, RI

Rolex Miami OCR

January 21-28, 2007

Miami, FL

Radial Women's North American Championship

February 1-4, 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Laser - Must sail, must count all three events

Laser Pre-Trials October 11-15, 2006 Newport, RI

Rolex Miami OCR

January 21-28, 2007

Miami, FL

Laser Midwinters East

February 22-25, 2007

Clearwater, FL

Finn - Must sail, must count all three events

Finn Pre-Trials October 19-22, 2006 Newport Beach, CA

Rolex Miami OCR

January21-28, 2007

Miami, FL

Finn Midwinters

February 1-4, 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Neil Pryde RS-X Men & Women- Must sail, must count all three events
RS:X Pre-Trials October 25-29, 2006 Long Beach, CA
RS:X Championship January 12-15, 2007 TBA
Rolex Miami OCR January 21-28, 2007 Miami, FL

470 Men & Women - Must sail, must count all three events

470 Pre-Trials

October 25-29, 2006

Long Beach, CA
North American Championship January 12-15, 2007 Miami, FL
Rolex Miami OCR January 21-28, 2007 Miami, FL

49er - Must sail, must count all three events

49er Pre-Trials October 19-22, 2006 San Diego, CA
Rolex Miami OCR January 21-28, 2007 Miami, FL
North American Champs. February 1-4, 2007 TBA

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

Star World Championships

September 27 -   October 8, 2006 San Francisco, CA
Star Pre-Trials October 19-22, 2006 Marina del Rey, CA
North American Champs November 14-19, 2006 Miami, FL
Rolex Miami OCR January 21-28, 2007 Miami, FL

Tornado - Must sail, must count all three events

Tornado Pre-Trials October 12-15, 2006 San Diego, CA
Rolex Miami OCR January 21-28, 2007 Miami, FL

2007 Rowland Smith Trophy

January 29-Feb 1, 2007

Miami, FL

Yngling - Must sail, must count all three events

Yngling Pre-Trials October 11-15, 2006 Newport, RI
Rolex Miami OCR January 21-28, 2007 Miami, FL

Women's Yngling North American Championships

February 1-4, 2007

Miami, FL

Scoring:

  1. Must sail, must count all 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

  7. threeeligible teams or individuals compete in the minimum number of events to qualify for the team, the Olympic Sailing Committee may name fewer than threeteams or individuals to the Team.

    1. 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. Double-handed teams are required to sail with the same helm and crew at all of the qualifying events that are counted towards the ranking. For triple-handed 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 an event fails to constitute a series as specified in the respective Notice of Race, then the remaining events will count for the Team Standings (except that for Star if the NA's fails to constitute a series, then the Pre Trials and Miami OCR are the remaining events).  For all classes, if Miami OCR fails to constitute a series, then the tie breaker will become the last event scheduled in the series.

    NOTE:
    The ranking system for the 2007 US Sailing Team also determines the athletes who will be selected to compete in the:
    • 2007 Olympic Test event, scheduled for August 2007 in China
    • 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais, Portugal
    • Any other 2007 event with limited entries other than the Pan Am Games (e.g. Hyeres has a maximum of 8 entries per class per MNA)