The selection team is made up of individuals who are active in junior sailing. They can be race officials, coaches, judges, program directors or active sailors who know and attend junior sailing events. Chances are one or several of us will be at regattas and clinics that you are attending disguised as the person serving dinner or directing traffic in the parking lot, the college coach running the clinic, the PRO on the race committee boat and the college sailor setting marks for you in your sailing class. We are all those people and more.
The following is the procedure used by the Youth Championship Selection Committee to select participants in the U.S. Youth Championship. Your application included a list of some major regional and national regattas whose results are considered by the selectors. For doublehanded teams, the selectors are looking for your team results so you should have applied with and plan on sailing with your regular teammate. Changes are only granted in truly exceptional circumstances. (see the Conditions)
Each selector evaluates the sailors in their area of expertise but no one selector can see the scores of another. Each application is ranked regionally by more than one person and then ranked nationally using the selection process outlined below. There are no fixed fleet sizes – the selectors are looking for up to 175 of the best sailors.