Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018
Event Website, News, Results, Full Coverage: https://buenosaires2018.sailing.org/
BRISTOL, R.I. (October 5, 2018) – The U.S. Youth Olympic Sailing Team has touched-down in Argentina for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 from October 6-18, 2018. Held every four years, 2018 will mark the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, which are expected to include nearly 4,000 athletes from over 200 nations. The sailing events will welcome over 100 athletes aged 15-18 from 44 countries. Five sailing events will take place at Club Náutico San Isidro in the Argentine capital.
A host of qualification regattas across all five events were held to help dictate which nations would compete at the Youth Olympic Games. Places were awarded to the highest performing nations in the World Championships of each class before a series of continental qualification regattas across six regions took place. Hosts Argentina were automatically awarded a spot in each fleet.
No fewer than eight medal-winning athletes from this year’s Youth Sailing World Championships, held in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, will be competing in the Youth Olympic Games, including three World Champions.
Roster to compete for the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Sailing Team at the Youth Olympic Games:
Windsurfing (Girls) – Techno 293 Plus: Dominique Stater (Miami, Fla.)
- 2018 and 2017 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team
Windsurfing (Boys) – Techno 293 Plus: Manuel Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.)
- 2018 and 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Champions
Kitesurfing (Boys) – IKA Twin Tip Racing: Cameron Maramenides (Anna Maria, Fla.)
- 2017 TT:R Youth Slalom World Champion
Two-Person Multihull (Mixed) – Nacra 15: Nicolas Martin (Houston, Texas) / AnaClare Sole (Houston, Texas)
- 2018 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team
- 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Champions
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) determined that a maximum of five athletes, regardless of gender, will represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games in the sport of Sailing.
US Sailing selected these athletes from a pool of eligible athletes through the use of a discretionary selection system based on recent racing results at key events. All athletes selected for the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Team are subject to USOC approval. These events include:
- Place finish at the 2017/2018 North American and Caribbean Continental Qualification Tournaments
- Place finish at the 2017/2018 World Championships
- History of competitive performances within the last 12 months
US Sailing has posted the complete athlete selection procedures and country qualification system here: US Sailing Selection Procedures
US Sailing Media Contact: Jake Fish, Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
About US Sailing
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Buenos Aires 2018 – Youth Olympic Games
The Youth Olympic Games are the world’s largest multi-sport event for high-performance young athletes, that aim at inspiring athletes to embrace the Olympic values of RESPECT, FRIENDSHIP, AND EXCELLENCE. The event, promoted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), gathers young athletes aged between 15 and 18. It is held every four years; it has two editions, winter and summer, which are held every two years alternately. Off the sports field, athletes also participate with spectators in various educational and cultural activities that promote Olympism.