clinch a U.S. Olympic Team spot. The ISAF Sailing World Championships,
set to take place Dec. 3-18, 2011 in Perth, Australia, will serve as
the second and final U.S. Olympic Team Selection Event in the nine
Olympic fleet racing events.
It is also the country qualification regatta where USA will look to secure an Olympic berth in all 10 Olympic events.
"The Olympic Sailing Committee structured the U.S. Olympic Team selection process to align with our primary mission of fielding a team that gives the
U.S. the best possible chances of success at the Games," explained Olympic Sailing Committee Chairman Dean Brenner. "And international competition at the highest level is what will best prepare America's athletes for the Olympic Games. At the conclusion of this regatta, America will know 13 of the 16 U.S. Olympic Team members."
American athletes will earn a nomination to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team by posting the overall low score when their result from this regatta is combined with their result from the 2011 Skandia Sail for Gold (June 5-11, 2011). While some of the teams have already nearly assured nomination, other events such as the Women's Two Person Dinghy, Men's One Person Dinghy, and the Men's Keelboat remain too close to call.
U.S. Olympic Team Scoreboard: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Games/Olympics/Track.htm
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