Youth Worlds Team
Youth Sailing World Championship Team
US Sailing and the Olympic Development Program (ODP) annually supports the U.S. Youth Worlds Team (YWT) with YWT specific camps, coaching and logistical support. Team members must qualify for the team each year, based on their on-the-water results at pre-determined qualifying event(s). Guiding principles for Youth Sailing World Championship selection are found HERE, with specific selection procedures for the 2017 team listed below.
For the complete 2018 U.S. Youth Worlds Team Selection Procedures, click HERE (updated Dec 7, 2017)
- Venue: Corpus Christi, TX, USA | July 14‐21, 2018
- Age Eligibility: All prospective athletes shall be under the age of 19 years on 31 December 2018 (born after 31 December 1999).
- Equipment: The USA qualification events to the Youth Worlds will be conducted with the equipment (sailboat classes) listed below. This list is subject to change if and only if World Sailing announces a different list of equipment for the Youth Worlds.
- Boy’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
- Girls’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
- Boy’s Two Person Dinghy – i420
- Girls’s Two Person Dinghy – i420
- Boy’s Windsurfer – RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin
- Girl’s Windsurfer – RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin
- Boy’s Skiff – 29er
- Girl’s Skiff – 29er
- Mixed Multihull – Nacra 15
USA Qualification to the Youth Worlds
US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) will select one eligible prospective athlete in each of the single‐handed classes and one team of two eligible prospective athletes for each of the double‐handed classes to represent their country at the 48th Youth Sailing World Championship 2018 to be held in Corpus Christi, USA.
Laser Radial, i420, 29er & Nacra15 : qualification will be based on a two‐event qualification system as outlined below:
- Laser Radial: Radial Atlantic Coast Championship | January 13-15 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- i420: i420 North American Championship | January 13-15 | Coconut Grove, FL
- 29er: Spring High Performance Regatta | March 2-4 | Houston, TX
- Nacra 15: Nacra 15 Regatta |January 2-4|Clearwater, FL
- Laser Radial: Spring High Performance Regatta | March 2-4 | Houston, TX
- i420: i420 Midwinter Championship |February 17-19 | Miami Beach, FL
- 29er: 29er Midwinters East |March 16-18 | Coconut Grove, FL
- Nacra 15: Nacra 15 Regatta | March 29-31 | Long Beach, California
RS:X (both genders): the OSC will select by sailing resume* based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated ability in the RS:X
- 2017 Regatta Results
- Submission of a 2018 training plan to email@example.com
- Athletes are encouraged to compete in the following 2018 regattas:
- 2018 Clearwater Midwinters (RS:X) | March 9-11 | Clearwater, FL
- 2018 North American Windsurfing Championship (Techno 293+ and RS:X) | May 23-27 | Puerto
* Where selection is made by resume, the OSC reserves the right to not select an athlete to send to the Youth Worlds.
The 2017 Youth Words will be held in Sanya, China, from December 9-16, 2017.
The USA qualification events to the Youth Worlds will be conducted with the equipment (sailboat classes) listed below. This list is subject to change if and only if World Sailing announces a different list of equipment for the Youth Worlds.
- Boy’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial: Joseph Hou (Newport Beach, CA)
- Girls’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial: Charlotte Rose (Houston, TX)
- Boy’s Two Person Dinghy – I420: Thomas Rice (Garden City, NY) and Trevor Bornarth (Stuart, FL)
- Girls’s Two Person Dinghy – I420: Emma Cowles (Larchmont, NY) and Carmen Cowles (Larchmont, NY)
- Boy’s Windsurfer – RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin: Steven Cramer (Miami Beach, FL)
- Girl’s Windsurfer – RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin: Dominique Stater (Washington, DC/Buenos Aires, ARG)
- Boy’s Skiff – 29er: Neil Marcellini (Lafayette, CA) and Ian Brill (San Diego, CA)
- Girl’s Skiff – 29er: Berta Puig (Miami, FL) and Charlotte Mack (Stuart, FL)
- Open Multihull – Nacra 15: Dylan Heinz (Sarasota, FL) and Mark Brunsvold (Sarasota, FL)
2017 Youth Worlds Team Selection Procedures
Athlete selection procedures and requirements for the 2017 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team can be found HERE (amended May 8, 2017).
The 2016 Youth Worlds were held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14-20, 2016, in conjunction with World Sailing and Yachting New Zealand.
Athlete selection procedures and requirements for the 2016 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team can be found HERE (amended August 26, 2016).
October 20, 2016
Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing has named 13 athletes to its 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship Team. The premier youth event in international sailing, the Youth Worlds is expected to include competitors from over 70 nations. The event is set to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14-20.
“A talented and competitive American team has been selected for the 2016 Youth Worlds,” said Leandro Spina, US Sailing’s Youth Development Director. “It takes hard work to develop the skills needed to reach this level, and US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) will assist with preparations as we get closer to the event. We are excited to name our team, and to help them deliver a peak performance in Auckland.”
US Sailing’s 2016 Youth World Championship Team:
- Laser Radial (girl’s one person dinghy): Sophia Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
- Laser Radial (boy’s one person dinghy): Carrson Pearce (Manahawkin, N.J.)
- International 420 (girl’s two person dinghy): Kathryn Hall (Haverford, Penn.) and Ashton Borcherding (Greenwich, Conn.)
- International 420 (boy’s two person dinghy): Wiley Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.)
- 29er (girl’s high performance dinghy): Louisa Nordstrom (Osprey, Fla.) and Catherine Mollerus (Larchmont, N.Y.)
- 29er (boy’s high performance dinghy): Ryan Ratliffe (San Diego, Calif.) and Sam Merson (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)
- RS:X (girl’s windsurfer): No Selection
- RS:X (boy’s windsurfer): Geronimo Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.)
- Nacra 15 (open multihull): Romaine Screve (Kentfield, Calif.) and Ian Brill (San Diego, Calif.)
*Note: No female US RS:X sailor qualified for the 2016 Youth Worlds Team
Several 2016 Youth Worlds Team sailors have worked with the ODP prior to their selection, and their campaign for Auckland represents a natural extension of their previous training. “US Sailing fully supports the Youth Worlds as an event, and we encourage all dedicated young sailors to try to qualify for, and medal at, this regatta,” said Spina. “The ODP staff have been in contact will all of our sailors, and we plan to have a dedicated Youth Worlds training camp in Miami in a few weeks. ODP staff will work closely with each athlete, as well as several of their individual coaches, to works towards our goals. This camp, and the Youth Worlds itself, will help us finish a strong second year of operation for the ODP.”
Spina will serve as Head Coach of the team in Auckland, and will be joined by Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team coach Willie McBride (Santa Barbara, Calif.). Two-time US Sailing National Development Coach of the Year Steve Keen (Stamford, Conn.) rounds out the team’s world-class coaching staff.
For more information about selection process for US Sailing’s 2016 Youth Worlds Team, visit US Sailing.
More information about the 2016 Youth Worlds, visit the event website.