Team Selection process/policy

Unlike other youth class boats, only the top sailors from each country can attend the World Championships and the Junior European Championships each year.  Ordinarily the following events are used to select Worlds/Europeans: Selector 1, Selector 2 + Youth Nationals.  Please refer to the Events Calendar for details of the dates of the 3 events.  Boats wishing to be considered for selection for 2023 Worlds/Europeans teams are required to enter ALL 3 events in the series, as per the Selection Policy.  If you are over age to attend the Youth Nationals please refer to the Selection Policy for details of how to qualify.

Each country is given an allocation of number of boats, with a guaranteed number of places for crews aged under 17 (i.e. age 16 or under at the end of the year in the championships).  Note: the age of the boat will be based on the age of the eldest sailor in the boat.

For 2023 the split of boats is as detailed below (please refer to the individual Selection Policy each year for allocation):

World Championships: 28 Boats

Open (male/mixed/female) = 20 boats
U17 (male/mixed/female) = 8 boats
U15 optional additional 2 boats

Junior Europeans: 17 Boats

Open (male/mixed/female) = 12 boats
U17 (male/mixed/female) = 5 boats
U15 optional additional 2 boat

NEW: Series Results after 2 Events


Note from Selectors regarding amendment to Selection Policies (24th February 2023)

2023 Worlds Selection Policy

2023 Junior European Selection Policy

See the 2023 Teams Information Pack here.  This provides lots of informaiton/details to assist you.


Application for 2023 Team

All teams wishing to be considered for selection for either (both) the 2023 Worlds & Junior Europeans teams MUST complete the attached entry form before midnight Thursday 2nd February 2023.


Selection Committee

The Class has an independent Selection Committee who are responsible for writing the relevant Selection Policies and selecting the teams from the relevant events.   The current members of the Selection Committee are:

Ian Walker (Chair)
John Meadowcroft
Lucy Bennett
RYA Youth Raciing Manager or their alternative


2023 Team - Requests for Discretionary Places: Decisions from Selection Committee

  1. Request 1
  2. Request 2
  3. Request 3
  4. Request 4


RYA Summer Team

The RYA has published it's 2023 Summer Team Policy which can be found here.  The RYA have published that they will be supporting the Junior European Championships.  Please ensure that you read this Policy alongside the Class Polcy if you wish to be considered for the RYA Summer Team.

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