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.

2023 Selection Procedures

The 2023 Youth Worlds venue is still to be announced, but is expected to take place in December 2023. The 2023 Selection Procedures were published on November 18, 2022.

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2022 TEAM

The 2022 Youth Sailing World Championship was held in The Hague, The Netherlands, from July 8-15, 2022.

2022 U.S. Youth World Championship Team
  • Male Windsurfer – Youth iQFOiL – Makani Andrews (Kaneohe, HI) 
  • Female Windsurfer – Youth iQFOiLDanicka Sailer* (Honolulu, Hawaii) 
  • Male One Person Dinghy – ILCA 6Peter Barnard (Chicago, IL) 
  • Female One Person Dinghy – ILCA 6Katharine Doble* (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) 
  • Male Skiff – 29erIan* & Noah Nyenhuis* (San Diego, Calif.) 
  • Female Skiff – 29erSammie Gardner (San Diego, Calif.) / Alice Schmid (San Diego, Calif.) 
  • Male/Mixed Two Person Dinghy – i420Freddie Parkin (Riverside, CT) / Asher Beck (Cos Cob, CT) - GOLD MEDALISTS
  • Female Two Person Dinghy – i420Samara Walshe (New York, NY) / Lillie Foster (Darien, CT) 
  • Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 15Dorothy Mendelblatt (St. Petersburg, Fla.) / Ian Iles-Lee (Tampa, Fla.) 
  • Male Kiteboarding – FormulaKiteRyan Satterberg (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 
*denotes returning 2021 Youth Worlds Team member
Each U.S. athlete earned a berth on the team in accordance with US Sailing's athlete selection procedures.

2021 TEAM

The 2021 Youth Sailing World Championship was held in Al-Mussanah, Oman, from December 11-18, 2021.

2021 U.S. Youth World Championship Team
  • Boy’s One Person Dinghy – (ILCA 6) – Chapman Petersen (Fontana, WI)
  • Girl’s One Person Dinghy – (ILCA 6) – Katharine Doble (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  • Boys’ Two Person Dinghy – i420 – Thomas Sitzmann (Severna Park, MD) / Luke Woodworth (Baltimore, MD)
  • Girls’ Two Person Dinghy – i420 – Vanessa Lahrkamp (Rye, NY) / Katherine McNamara (Darien, CT) - SILVER MEDALISTS
  • Boys’ Skiff – 29er – Ian Nyenhuis (San Diego, CA) / Noah Nyenhuis (San Diego, CA) - BRONZE MEDALISTS
  • Girls’ Skiff – 29er – Charlie Leigh (Coral Gables, FL) / Sophie Fisher (Middletown, RI) - SILVER MEDALISTS
  • Mixed Multihull – Nacra15 – Kay Brunsvold (Sarasota, FL) / Cooper Delbridge (Englewood, FL) - SILVER MEDALISTS
  • Boy’s Windsurfer – Bic Teachno 293+ – JP Lattanzi (Honolulu, HI)
  • Girl’s Windsurfer — Bic Teachno 293+ – Danicka Sailer (Honolulu, HI)
  • Boy’s Kites – Formula Kite – Noah Zittrer (Seabrook, TX)
  • Girl’s Kites – Formula Kite – Caroline Locke (Fort Pierce, FL)

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


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

The 2019 Youth Sailing World Championship was held in Gdynia, Poland from July 13-20, 2019.

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

2019 U.S. Youth World Championship Team
  • 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) - GOLD MEDALISTS
  • 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.) - GOLD MEDALISTS
  • 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)

The 2018 U.S Youth World Championship Team won the Nationa Trophy, awarded to the best overall nation at each Youth Sailing World Championship. It was first introduced in 1991 and has been awarded every year since, becoming one of the most prestigious prizes in youth sailing.

2018 U.S. Youth World Championship Team
  • 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 U.S. 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.)

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


2016 TEAM

The 2016 Youth Worlds was held in Auckland, New Zealand from December 14-20, 2016.

2016 U.S. 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

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