Call for Applications - RSX - 2018 Canadian Youth World Team

Call for Applications - RSX - 2018 Canadian Youth World Team

Wednesday, Feb 15 2018

Sail Canada is now inviting athletes competing in the RS:X Boys and Girls Class to submit an application to be considered for selection to the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, which must be received by Sail Canada’s High Performance Director - Ken Dool (Ken@sailing.ca) by 5:00 pm EST on March​ ​4th,​ ​2018.

See below for further details regarding the application process;

Objective/Preamble:
The Youth Sailing World Championship is an important early step in an athlete’s high performance sailing career. The Sail Canada podium pathway identifies a target performance of top 25% of the field at the Youth Sailing World Championship as a marker of high performance potential.

Through this selection process, Sail Canada will identify the sailor(s) who are at a stage of development that demonstrate results against international caliber competition, supported by a training and competition plan, that best supports achieving this performance objective.

Sailing experts and stakeholders have contributed to establishing performance standards, and selecting targeted events that enable athletes from across the country to compete against each other in as strong a field as possible, within a developmentally appropriate timeframe, for the opportunity to be selected to the 2018 Canadian Youth World Team.

Carefully review the selection process.

Prospective​ ​Athlete: A person meeting all Athlete Eligibility requirements specified herein who wishes to compete in the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship (Youth Worlds).

Athlete​ ​Eligibility
● Age
All prospective athletes shall be under the age of 19 years on 31 December 2018 (born after 31 December 1999)

Citizenship
Unless otherwise approved by the IOC or World Sailing Board, all prospective athletes shall be a national of Canada and present proof of nationality (passport) or approved exception.

● ISAF​ ​Sailor
All prospective athletes shall be registered as an “ISAF Sailor” on the World Sailing website. ● Sail​ ​Canada​ ​Membership All prospective athletes must be members in good standing of Sail Canada.

● Gender
Prospective athletes must meet the gender requirement of the respective event.


SAIL​ ​CANADA​ ​QUALIFICATION​ ​-​ ​2018​ ​YOUTH​ ​SAILING​ ​WORLD​ ​CHAMPIONSHIP

Sail Canada’s High Performance Director (HPD) in consultation with Sail Canada’s High Performance Committee (HPC) will select one eligible athlete in each of the single-handed classes and one team of two eligible athletes for each of the double-handed classes to represent Canada at the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship, pending the athletes meeting all selection requirements.

The qualification process involves two stages;
       (A) Performance at the “Targeted Events for Selection”;

       (B) Evaluation of athlete(s) sailing resume, training and competitive program, and performance preparedness to successfully compete at the Youth World Championships.

Part​ ​A:​ ​TARGETED​ ​EVENTS​ ​FOR​ ​SELECTION

  • RS:X​ ​Boys​ ​and​ ​Girls

No targeted event is available – submitted sailing resume will be considered for selection

Part​ ​B:​ ​Athlete​ ​Program​ ​and​ ​Performance​ ​Evaluation


To be considered for selection, eligible athletes and teams are required to submit a detailed application for selection to the 2018​ ​Youth​ ​Sailing​ ​World​ ​Championship​. Applications to be considered for selection must include the following information:

Applications to be considered for selection must include the following information:

  1. Sailing resume of results including all competed events from January 1, 2016 to the end of March 25, 2018 (include results from 2018 targeted event);
  2. Completed training and competition plan from November 1, 2017 to end of selection events plus proposed training and competition plans from March 2018 through the Youth Worlds July 14, 2018;
  3. Personal coach(es) and other expert staff supporting the training and competition plan;
  4. Cover letter from each sailor addressing their goals for the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships and how this event fits into their long term goals as a high performance sailor.

Sail Canada reserves the right to validate all submitted information through interview, auditing of results, and consultation with class-specific sailing experts.

As no targeted event is available for the RS:X Boys and Girls – submitted sailing resume will be considered for selection.

Sail Canada is now inviting athletes competing in the RS:X Boys and Girls Class to submit an application to be considered for selection to the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, which must be received by Sail Canada’s High Performance Director - Ken Dool (Ken@sailing.ca) by 5:00 pm EST on March​ ​4th,​ ​2018.


About Youth Worlds:

Find below an outline of information relevant to your preparation and planning.

2018 Youth Sailing World Championship
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
July 14 - 22nd, 2018


Event Website
Notice of Race

Sail Canada Coaching Staff

The selection process for the coaches travelling to Corpus Christi, TX is still underway but is intended to be finalized and announced before the 16th of April 2018. It is the intention of Sail Canada to send the most qualified and appropriate coaches who best represent the needs of the athletes as well as the objectives of Sail Canada.
TBD – Team Leader
TBD -Team Coach
TBD– Team Coach

For additional information:
High Performance Director- Ken Dool - ken@sailing.ca
High Performance Coordinator - katie@sailing.ca