Sail Canada announces the 2020 Olympic Games Internal Selection Process.

Sail Canada announces the  2020 Olympic Games Internal Selection Process.

After consulting with athletes and various stakeholders over the past year Sail Canada has announced the Internal Selection Process for the 2020 Olympic games.

In general, qualification to the 2020 Canadian Olympic Team in Sailing is a two-part process, which comprises of:  

  1. qualifying a quota spots for Canada via the World Sailing (WS) Qualification System; and
  2. once such quota spots are qualified, being nominated to the Team through the Sail Canada Internal Nomination Process.

One major change to the trials format for the 2020 Olympics is that once a class meets the World Sailing Qualification then that class is eligible to qualify for the Games and no other standard will be applied to this criteria. The purpose of this change is to allow for many of our teams that are focused on 2024 to gain valuable experience attending and learning from the 2020 Olympics.

The two-part qualification consists of the following methods:

Method A

  1. In the event that only one Team places in the Top-10 at the 2019 Olympic Class World Championships, and no other Team places within five overall finish positions of the Team that finished in the Top-10, they will automatically be selected to the Olympic Team.
  2. If two or more Teams place in the Top-10 at the 2019 Olympic Class World Championships and/or another or other Team(s) place(s) within five overall finish positions of a Top-10 finisher, then the selection process will move to Method B for these teams only as described below.

Method B

Two Event Selection: In the event that Section 1.2.1.2 applies, or if no team qualifies through Method A the Team (or Teams) seeking to be selected to the Olympic Team shall compete in a two regatta selection series.

If you are a Canadian athlete and wish to inquire about these selection events and/or would like a copy of the Internal Selection  document please contact Mike Milner mike@sailing.ca

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