US SAILING ATHLETE SELECTION PROCEDURES
Nations Cup Women’s Division, 2018
September 22, 2017
• Athletes must be US Citizens, or eligible permanent residents with written authorization from World Sailing for an exemption under World Sailing Regulation 24.5.4
o Athlete must hold a valid passport that will not expire for six months after the conclusion of the Event.
o Competitors must be female.
o All competitors shall obtain a World Sailing Sailor ID by registering online at www.sailing.org/isafsailor. Athletes must attend for the entire duration of the Event.
• Athletes must be a member in good standing with US Sailing.
The following is the procedure used by the Nations Cup Selection Committee to select the skipper to represent the U.S. at the 2018 Nations Cup Qualifying Event, Women’s Division. The Committee will evaluate the applicants based on the criteria below and will make their selection.
• Most current World Sailing Open and Women Match Racing ranking
• Demonstrated match racing ability in graded match racing events
• Other match racing experience
• Any issues involving sportsmanship
Applications must be submitted online at (site address to be inserted) by midnight Central Time on October 31, 2017.
The skipper nominated to represent the U.S. shall inform the Selection Committee of her crew, all of whom must be eligible under Section 1, Eligibility.
Selection Grievance procedure: Once selection is announced, athletes who have a grievance based on the selection process shall have one week (7 days) from the official publication of selection to file a grievance online to an independent panel who will review the selection and may consult with the Selection Committee Chair. The Grievance Committee will issue its decision within one week (7 days) from the close of the grievance deadline.
3. REMOVAL OR WITHDRAWAL OF ATHLETES
3.1.. An athlete who is to be nominated to represent the U.S. in the 2018 Nations Cup Qualifying Event, Women’s Division by US Sailing may be removed as a nominee for any of the following reasons, as determined by US Sailing:
3.1.1. Voluntary withdrawal. Athlete must submit a written letter to the chairman of the Selection Committee.
3.1.2. Injury or illness that develops, or is additional since the qualifying performance, which newly affects athlete’s performance, as certified by an approved US Sailing physician (or medical staff). If an athlete refuses verification of his/her illness or injury by an approved US Sailing physician (or medical staff), his/her injury will be assumed to be disabling and he/she may be removed.
3.1.3. Violation of US Sailing’s Code of Conduct.
An athlete who is removed from representing the U.S. in the Event pursuant to this provision has the right to a hearing per US Sailing’s Bylaws as mentioned in US Sailing’s Bylaw 702 and the USOC’s Bylaws, Section 9.
3.2. An athlete may be removed as a representative of the U.S. in the Event for an adjudicated violation of IOC, PASO, IPC, WADA, IF, USADA and/or USOC anti-doping protocol, policies and procedures, as applicable.
4. REPLACEMENT OF ATHLETES
As permitted by World Sailing, a replacement athlete will be nominated from the pool of eligible athletes based on the criteria outlined in section 2 above, and approved by the Nations Cup Selection Committee.
5. NGB BYLAWS AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
US Sailing’s Bylaws and Grievance Procedures can be found at: https://www.ussailing.org/about-us/bylaws/. See also Section 2, Selection, for the grievance procedure if selection is the issue.
6. ATHLETE OMBUDSMAN
Athletes who have questions regarding their opportunity to compete that are not answered by US Sailing may contact the USOC Athlete Ombudsman, Kacie Wallace, by:
Telephone at (719) 866-5000
Toll-free telephone at (888) ATHLETE (1-888-284-5383)
E-mail at email@example.com
AS THE NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY FOR SAILING IN THE UNITED STATES, THE COMMITTEE MAY NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED UPON THE APPLICANT’S RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAW, WHERE APPLICABLE.