US Sailing Announces Selection Process for 2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (January 24, 2017) – The 2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship will be hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, Calif. on July 30 – August 5, 2017. Teams will be racing in the new Governor’s Cup 22s. To compete, sailors must be under the age of 23 in 2017. The selection process for the skipper representing the U.S. will be by resume.

Skippers must meet these eligibility criteria to be considered for selection:

  • Sailors must be current members of US Sailing;
  • be a US citizen or eligible permanent resident with written authorization from World Sailing for an exemption under World Sailing Regulation 24.5.4;
  • meet the eligibility requirements of World Sailing regulation 19, Eligibility Code;
  • and cannot turn 23 years of age as of December 31, 2017.

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2017 (12am/midnight, CST).

More information about the 2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship: 

Notice of Race

US Sailing Code of Ethics

Selection Procedure

Application form

Event Brochure

For questions or more information, contact Dave Perry at

Media Contact: Jake Fish, US Sailing Communications Manager,