Welcome to the US Sailing Olympic Pathways homepage. Your journey to the podium begins here.
Our goal is to provide aspiring Olympic athletes and their families with as much information as possible about how to successfully manage their transition from Youth Classes to Olympic Development Classes to Olympic Classes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get into high-performance sailing, and how is this related to Olympic sailing?
- What is Vision 2024?
- Which of the development classes gives me the best chance of success?
- What is the US Sailing Development Team and why should I want to be on it?
- US Sailing has compiled a list of approved boat “Try-out” events and High Performance clinics. Click here for the full list.
- ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (January)
- US Youth Sailing Championships (August)
- Orange Bowl Regatta (December)
Team Selection Criteria:
Making the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the US Sailing Development Team and the US Sailing Youth World’s Team are important steps on your journey. Here’s how.
- US Sailing Team Selection (Olympic classes)
- US Sailing Development Team Selection
- ISAF Youth World’s Team Selection
The US Olympic Sailing program has identified six development classes:
Want to try sailing these classes? Attend a US Sailing try-out clinic! Click here for more information.
For more information about how these classes fit into your Path to the Podium, click here. To start a conversation about which classes you should sail, contact Leandro Spina, US Sailing Youth Development Director.
US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider training centers offer important resources to aspiring Olympians and Paralympians. Contact Leandro Spina, US Sailing Youth Development Director, for information about their services.
- Oakcliff Sailing (Classes: 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17)
- Clearwater Community Sailing (Classes: Laser Radial, 2.4mR, SKUD-18)
VISION 2024 compliments the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program’s strategic plan for Rio 2016, aligned with our three fundamental success factors: lead a culture of technical excellence; make domestic training a strength; build the base. The mission: Create sustainable performance and reshape the U.S. Olympic pathways. To read the full VISION 2024 plan, click here.
Leandro Spina, US Sailing Youth Development Director.