Youth Championships

The Application Process

1) Applications must be submitted online on the main page. There is a link for each fleet.  Even if you have been invited based on your finish at an Early Acceptance regatta, you must submit an application. You may apply in more than one fleet, but will need to submit separate applications. The non refundable application fee is $50 per application. The application must be submitted no later than the date listed in the Notice of Race.

2) You must be a current US Sailing member to have your application considered.  If you are part of a family membership, you will have a different ID number from your parents.  If you use your family membership number, it will kick you out or turn you into your parent.
You cannot turn 20 during the current calendar year. If you are 19 now and going to be 20 by the end of the year, you are ineligible.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may apply to the national chair for a waiver and provide written authorization from ISAF for an exemption under Regulation 24.5.4.   Waiver requests must be received by March 1.

3) Before you begin: Print out the worksheet. This lists many of the regattas the selectors use to evaluate applications.

4) Review your past year’s performance and find out how you finished in the listed regattas. You aren’t expected to have attended any of these, but if you have, you are required to include your results.
a)You can easily find out about events that you’ve attended if they’ve been scored by Regatta Network by going to My US Sailing. Log in with your membership number and password and you will see a link for My Race Results.
b) In addition to the regattas listed on the WORKSHEET, you will be asked to provide your best regattas. These should be different from the regattas listed on the worksheet and should be from the past year.  This is your chance to give us important information we might otherwise miss.

5) Complete the application

a) Both skipper and crew must fill out their page of the application. Teams should fill out the application together with the helm’s information listed first. If you registered with US Sailing Regatta Network before, enter your name and US Sailing Number, then click the ‘Look Up My Information’ button below to retrieve your information tied to your US Sailing number.
b)  The crew’s name and e-mail address can be listed by entering in their US Sailing membership number too. If you hit “E-mail Crew” that will send the crew the link to complete his or her resume.
c) Use your home address, not your school address. Provide an e-mail address that you check often and where we can send you information including over the summer. We will communicate directly with you.

6) Once an application is complete, you will get an e-mail confirming your application. If you do not get an e-mail, your application is not received. If your application is marked Pending, it means that you or your crew have not completed all the necessary forms. Pending applications will not be considered. You can go in at any time up until the deadline to modify your application using the log in provided in your e-mail. If your name is NOT there, it means your application fee did not go through.

7) Fees: Only the non-refundable  application fee (and membership fee if applicable) will be charged at the time of application. Make sure the name and billing address are correct for the credit card.   Entry fees will be collected after sailors have been accepted. You will be notified when and where to send these fees.

8) Birth Certificates or Passports: Send a copy only if you are asked.

Notification of Acceptance: Each applicant will receive written notification by e-mail in early May. A list of accepted sailors will be posted on the website on or about May 1st. Please do not call US Sailing or the host club to find out if you have been accepted.

Questions: send an e-mail to: Championships@ussailing.org

Application Worksheet

Before you apply for the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship, you will need to gather the following information from this past year’s sailing season that began on March 15, last year through March 15 in the year of competition.
We do not expect that everyone will have competed in every regatta listed below, especially if you are moving into a new fleet but provide us with as much information as you can.

Everyone:

    • US Sailing membership number (you have your own unique number even if you have a family membership)
    • Height (ft, in)
    • Weight (lbs)
    • Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
    • Yacht club, sailing club or team

    Doublehanded Boats:

    • If sailing a doublehanded boat, how long have you been sailing with your teammate?
    • With whom did you sail before?

    Depending on which fleet you are applying, provide the results from any of these regattas:

    • Finish at the Club 420 NAs
    • Finish at the Club 420 Nationals
    • Finish at last year’s U.S. Jr. Doublehanded Championships
    • Finish at last year’s Jr. Women’s Doublehanded Champs
    • Area and Finish at U.S. Jr. Doublehanded Champs Qualifier
    • Finish at Buzzards Bay – Club 420 Fleet
    • Finish at CORK – Club 420 Fleet
    • Finish at Club 420 Mid Atlantic
    • Finish at Orange Bowl – Club 420 Fleet
    • Finish at Club 420 Midwinters
    • Finish at the FJ Nationals
    • Finish at the 29er North Americans
    • Finish at the 29er Nationals
    • Finish at the 29er Pacific Coast Championship
    • Finish at the 29er Midwinters West
    • Finish at Youths: 29er Division
    • Finish at I 420 North Americans
    • Finish at Pacific Coast Championship – I 420
    • Finish at Atlantic Coast Championship – I 420
    • Finish at Youths: I420 Division
    • Finish at the U.S. Multihull Championship
    • Finish at the Hobie 16 North Americans
    • Finish at the F16 North Americans
    • Finish at Youth Champs – Multihull Division

    Singlehanded Boats:

    • Finish at Laser Nationals
    • Finish at Laser NAs
    • Finish at Youth Champs Laser Fleet
    • Finish at Orange Bowl – Laser Fleet
    • Finish at CORK – Laser Fleet
    • Finish at Pacific Coast Championship – Laser Fleet
    • Finish at Atlantic Coast Championship – Laser Fleet
    • Finish at Laser Midwinters East
    • Finish at Laser Midwinters West
    • Finish at Youth Champs – Radial Fleet
    • Finish at Laser Nationals – Radial Fleet
    • Finish at Laser NAs – Radial Fleet
    • Finish at U.S. Jr. Women’s Singlehanded Champs
    • Finish at last year’s U.S. Jr. Singlehanded Championship
    • Area and Finish at U.S. Jr. Singlehanded Champs Qualifier
    • Finish at Midwinters East – Radial Fleet
    • Finish at Midwinters West – Radial Fleet
    • Finish at Orange Bowl – Radial Fleet
    • Finish at CORK – Radial Fleet
    • Finish at Pacific Coast Championship – Radial Fleet
    • Finish at Atlantic Coast Championship – Radial Fleet

    Boards

    • Finish at Youth Champs: Board division
    • Finish at Midwinters – Calema

    In addition to the regattas listed above, you will be asked to provide your two best regattas.  These should be different from the regattas listed above. You should include for each:

    • Date
    • Class
    • Number of Entries
    • Total Number of Races
    • Final Position

    Optional: Provide your best regatta in a fleet other than the one you are applying in. These should be different from the regattas listed above. You should include:

    • Best Regatta in a fleet other than one you are applying in
    • Date
    • Class
    • Number of Entries
    • Total Number of Races
    • Final Position

    Training

    • Describe your training program over the past year in preparation for this event. Include physical training, practice, regattas, and classes of boats sailed and name of instructor/coach.

    – See more at: https://www.ussailing.org/racing/championships/youth/youthchamps/how-to-apply/application-worksheet