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 the top 25% of the field at the Youth Sailing World Championship as a marker of high-performance potential.
Each year the Sail Canada technical staff will publish the qualification criteria for the upcoming Youth Worlds. As the Youth Worlds takes place at different times of year depending on the host venue it is not possible to have a annual selection regatta instead the Sail Canada technical staff will establish performance standards and select target events that enable athletes from across the country to compete against each other in a strong a field, within a developmentally appropriate timeframe. Through this selection process, Sail Canada will identify the sailor(s) who are at a stage of development that demonstrates results against international caliber competition, and name them to the Sail Canada Youth Worlds Team.
In order to be nominated to represent Canada at an event that requires competitors to be national of the country they represent, such as the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, other major games, or an International Sailing
World Sailing event:
a competitor must be a national of Canada by the day prior to the first race of the final scheduled Canadian trials regatta for the such event; and,
a competitor must meet the nationality criteria of the authority responsible for the event (e.g. the International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) for the Olympic Games, World Sailing for the World Sailing Championships, etc.).
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