2022 Sailing World Youth Para Sailing World Championship
July 19-22, 2022, Braassemermeer, The Netherlands
US Sailing has announced a call for competitors for the inaugural 25U Parasailing World Championship in the Netherlands in July 2022.
This event provides a unique opportunity for budding young sailors with disabilities to represent the United States on the world stage and fuel their Paralympic dreams. It also establishes a starting point for the Paralympic route.
The event will run from July 18-22 and will be preceded by a 2-day Para Development Program (PDP) clinic which will include training. It will be sailed in RS Venture Connect class boats, provided by the organizing authority.
Event website, which includes the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions
This is a two-person event, but individual sailors can apply and be matched with a partner by US Sailing. Participation is limited to one team per country.
Sailors must meet the minimum disability criteria as defined by the parasailing classification.
Sailors must be aged 25 or younger as of December 31, 2022 and each team of two should, if possible, consist of one man and one woman.
You can submit an individual or team application/CV. If you are a sailor wishing to apply and do not have a partner, US Sailing will review all submitted resumes and may select/connect sailors to form a team. US Sailing will select and register the team to compete. There will be financial support provided by US Sailing.
US National Classifier Barbara Caplan and her team can help determine athlete eligibility, so don’t let that deter you from applying.
The US Sailing-supported team application deadline will be midnight PDT on May 22, 2022.
Link: Selection document
Link: Application form
Those interested in applying can email Betsy Alison [email protected] for more information.
To learn more about the Venture Connect under sail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7JHHgrmYw0
More information about the event can be found here: https://www.sailing.org/2022/04/26/world-first-u25-para-sailing-world-championship-set-to-debut-in -dutch-waters-this-summer/#articleJump