FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2016
Clearwater, Fla. – The selection series to determine the members of the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams is well underway, with initial selection events completed in eight of ten Olympic classes, and in all three Paralympic classes. For each class, the selection series is comprised of two major international regattas. The sailor or team with the best combined scores from the two events (lowest combined points) will earn selection in their class, pending approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).
To help sailing fans follow the selection series in all thirteen classes, US Sailing has created a Team Tracker page.
Classes are listed on the tracker in the order that each selection series will conclude, with the earliest classes at the top. The United States has qualified for Rio 2016 in all ten Olympic sailing classes, and all three Paralympic sailing classes.
More information about the selection series for each class, along with updates and key names, can be found in sub-pages in each section.
49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Series Concludes February 14:
The World Championships for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes will take place this week in Clearwater, Florida, with races running from February 9-14. This event is the second and final selection event for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team in these three classes. US Sailing will issue daily reports on American sailors competing at the event, and the progress of the selection series. Click to Request A Media List Subscription.
Clearwater Worlds Homepage & Results: http://www.saillife.com
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About US Sailing
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Press Contact: Will Ricketson, Olympic Communications Manager, US Sailing. email@example.com, +1 (978) 697-2384.