The following is the procedure used by the U.S. Offshore Championship Selection Committee to select participants in the U.S. Offshore Championship. The U.S. Offshore Championship nominators are the various area directors of the US SAILING Areas and the U.S. Offshore Championship Committee. The nominations may be made in one of two ways; either based on the results of a designed race or race series within an area or by resume nomination. In the event of a resume nomination, each application is ranked by the Area Director (or their designee) or in the case of an application submitted directly to US SAILING, by the U.S. Offshore Championship Committee. Remember, we have access to the internet. Do not fudge results!
Final selection will be made by the members of the U.S. Offshore Championship Committee by ranking all nominations in order using the following method:
Each team’s resume will be scored using the criteria below. The maximum total score is 100.
• Overall team sailing experience together (30)
• Skipper Race Experience (10)
• Most competitive regattas (25)
• Best Final Positions (15)
• Number of regattas out of local area (15)
• Recommendation by Area Director (5)
The top 9 teams will be selected. If all selected teams cannot attend, the next team in order will be selected.
Each team’s ability and background will be determined by:
a. examining regatta results
b. drawing on personal knowledge
c. researching the relative difficulty of regattas held and the level of competition
While ranking applicants, the Selection Committee members must keep in mind the single most common “complaint” received is that a team who did not get accepted regularly beats another team who did get accepted. Research and knowledge should minimize this occurrence.
AS THE NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY FOR SAILING IN THE UNITED STATES, SELECTORS MAY NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED UPON THE APPLICANT’S RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.