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.  

Each country is given an allocation of number of boats.   For 2024 the World Championships took place in Brazil in January 2024.  Therfore, as with previous years when there is a World Championship in the Southern Hemisphere there will 2 championships in the Summer in Europe; one being the Junior Europeans.  This will provide sailors with the opportunity to race twice over the summer at two International events:

1. Open Europeans - no age restriction (2-10th July 2024 in Portoroz, Slovenia)

2. Junior Europeans - U19 only (21-28 July 2024 in Thessaloniki, Greece)


Application for 2024 Summer Teams

All teams wishing to be considered for selection for either of the Summer 2024 teams MUST complete the attached form in line with the relevant Selection Policy and take part in the Selection events in line with the relevant Selection Policy.

Team Selection Form

Selection Policies:

Links to the Selection Polices can be found below:



The Provisional Results after the Youth Nationals can be found HERE


NEW: Teams Selection Announcement 


11th March 2024 NEW: Teams Information Pack & Youth Nationals Presentation


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


Discretionary Request Outcomes

Any requests for discretion are reviewed by the Selection Committee.  The results of any request are detailed below:

Request 1

Request 2


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