Selection

Youth Worlds Team

US Sailing and the Olympic Development Program (ODP) annually supports the U.S. Youth Worlds Team (YWT) with YWT specific camps, coaching and logistical support.

Team members must qualify for the team each year, based on their on-the-water results at pre-determined qualifying events.

Athlete selection procedures and requirements for the 2020 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team can be found HERE (posted September 12, 2019).

Venue:

 Salvador, Brazil | December 2020

Age Eligibility:

 All prospective athletes shall be under the age of 19 years on 31 December 2020 (born after 31 December 2001).

Equipment:

 The USA qualification events to the Youth Worlds will be conducted with the equipment (sailboat classes) listed below. This list is subject to change if and only if World Sailing announces a different list of equipment for the Youth Worlds.

  • Boy’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
  • Girls’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
  • Boy’s Two Person Dinghy – i420
  • Girls’s Two Person Dinghy – i420
  • Boy’s Windsurfer – RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin
  • Girl’s Windsurfer – RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin
  • Boy’s Skiff – 29er
  • Girl’s Skiff – 29er
  • Mixed Multihull – Nacra 15

USA Qualification to the Youth Worlds

US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) will select one eligible prospective athlete in each of the single‐handed classes and one team of two eligible prospective athletes for each of the double‐handed classes to represent their country at the Youth Sailing World Championship 2020 to be held in Salvador, Brazil. Please refer to the 2020 U.S. Youth Worlds Team Selection Procedures for further details.

29er, i420, Laser Radial, Nacra 15 and RS:X: qualification will be based on a two‐event qualification system as outlined below:

First Event:

  • 29er: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • i420: i420 Midwinters | February 15-17 | Coconut Grove, Fla.
  • Laser Radial: Radial Midwinters West | March 20-22 | Long Beach, Calif.
  • Nacra15: Nacra15 Midwinters West | April dates TBC | TBC, Calif.
  • RS:X: Windsurf Midwinters | March 12-15 | Clearwater, Fla.

Second Event:

  • 29er: 29er Nationals |June 26-28 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • i420: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • Laser Radial: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • Nacra15: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.
  • RS:X: U.S. Youth Championship | June 20-24 | Pensacola, Fla.

 

 2019 TEAM

 Pictured (left to right), Back: Ethan Froelich, Alexander Temko, Jack Sutter, Oliver Duncan, Connor Nelson, Dominique Stater; Front: Stephan Baker, Yumi Yoshiyasu, Oliver Hurwitz, Maddie Hawkins, Grace Austin, Charlotte Versavel, Bella Casaretto, Berta Puig

2019 U.S. Youth World Championship Team:

Final Report: Young Sailors Shine at Youth Worlds (July 19, 2019)

  • Laser Radial Boys: Connor Nelson (Tampa, Fla.) 
  • Laser Radial Girls: Grace Austin (Greenwich, Conn.) 
  • 420 Girls: Maddie Hawkins (Edgewater, Md.) and Yumi Yoshiyasu (Houston, Texas) 
  • 420 Boys: Oliver Hurwitz (New York, N.Y.) and Ethan Froelich (Austin, Texas) 
  • Nacra 15: Jack Sutter (Benicia, Calif.) and Charlotte Versavel (Palo Alto, Calif.) 
  • 29er Boys: Stephan Baker (Miami, Fla.) and Oliver Duncan (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 
  • 29er Girls: Berta Puig (Miami, Fla.) and Bella Casaretto (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) 
  • RS:X Boys: Alexander Temko (Palm Harbor, Fla.) 
  • RS:X Girls: Dominique Stater (Miami, Fla.) 

Each U.S. athlete earned a berth on the team in accordance with US Sailing’s athlete selection procedures.

2018 TEAM

USA 2018 Youth World Sailing Championships, Corpus Christi, TX.

The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship was held in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, from July 14-21, 2018.

Final Report: Medal Haul for USA at Youth Worlds 2018 (July 20, 2018)

  • Laser Radial Boy: Chase Carraway (Wrightsville Beach, N.C.)
  • Laser Radial Girl: Charlotte Rose (Houston, Texas) - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 420 Girls: Carmen and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) - GOLD MEDALISTS
  • 420 Boys: J.C. Hermus (Bellport, N.Y.) and Walter Henry (Syosset, N.Y.) - GOLD MEDALISTS
  • Nacra 15: Nico Martin (Houston, Texas) and AnaClare Sole (Houston, Texas)
  • 29er Boys: Charlie Hibben (Concord, Mass.) and Nicholas Hardy (Newton, Mass.)
  • 29er Girls: Berta Puig (Miami, Fla.) and Bella Casaretto (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) - SILVER MEDALISTS
  • RS:X Boys: Geronimo Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.) - GOLD MEDALIST
  • RS:X Girls: Dominique Stater (Miami, Fla.)
  • Event Coaches: Rosie Chapman (Houston, Texas, Team Leader), Steve Keen (Stamford, Conn.) and Phil Muller (Miami, Fla.)

Each U.S. athlete earned a berth on the team in accordance with US Sailing’s athlete selection procedures.

 2017 TEAM

The 2017 Youth Words was held in Sanya, China, from December 9-16, 2017.

2017 Youth Worlds Team Selection Procedures

Athlete selection procedures and requirements for the 2017 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team can be found HERE (amended May 8, 2017).

US Sailing’s 2017 Youth World Championship Team:

  • Laser Radial (girl’s one person dinghy): Charlotte Rose (Houston, Texas) - GOLD MEDALIST
  • Laser Radial (boy’s one person dinghy): Joseph Hou (Newport Beach, Calif.)
  • International 420 (girl’s two person dinghy): Carmen Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) - GOLD MEDALISTS
  • International 420 (boy’s two person dinghy): Thomas Rice (Garden City, N.J.) and Trevor Bornath (Stuart, Fla.) - SILVER MEDALISTS
  • 29er (girl’s high performance dinghy): Berta Puig (Key Biscayne, Fla.) and Charlotte Mack (Stuart, Fla.)
  • 29er (boy’s high performance dinghy): Ian Brill (San Diego, Calif.) and Neil Marcellini (Lafayette, Calif.)
  • RS:X (girl’s windsurfer): Dominique Stater (currently living in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • RS:X (boy’s windsurfer): Steven Cramer (Miami Beach, Fla.)
  • Nacra 15 (open multihull): Mark Brunsvold (Sarasota, Fla.) and Dylan Heinz (Sarasota, Fla.)

2016 TEAM

The 2016 Youth Worlds were held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14-20, 2016, in conjunction with World Sailing and Yachting New Zealand.

2016 Youth Worlds Team Selection Procedures

Athlete selection procedures and requirements for the 2016 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team can be found HERE (amended August 26, 2016).

US Sailing’s 2016 Youth World Championship Team:

  • Laser Radial (girl’s one person dinghy): Sophia Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
  • Laser Radial (boy’s one person dinghy): Carrson Pearce (Manahawkin, N.J.) - BRONZE MEDALIST
  • International 420 (girl’s two person dinghy): Kathryn Hall (Haverford, Penn.) and Ashton Borcherding (Greenwich, Conn.)
  • International 420 (boy’s two person dinghy): Wiley Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.) - GOLD MEDALISTS
  • 29er (girl’s high performance dinghy): Louisa Nordstrom (Osprey, Fla.) and Catherine Mollerus (Larchmont, N.Y.)
  • 29er (boy’s high performance dinghy): Ryan Ratliffe (San Diego, Calif.) and Sam Merson (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)
  • RS:X (girl’s windsurfer): No Selection
  • RS:X (boy’s windsurfer): Geronimo Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.)
  • Nacra 15 (open multihull): Romaine Screve (Kentfield, Calif.) and Ian Brill (San Diego, Calif.) - SILVER MEDALISTS

*Note: No female US RS:X sailor qualified for the 2016 Youth Worlds Team