US Sailing supports several teams in its quest to earn Olympic Gold: the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the US Sailing Development Team, and the U.S. Youth World Team. US Sailing contributes to organizing coaching and logistics for our Team members.
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing was determined in nine of 10 events based on combined performance at two selection events held in 2011: Skandia Sail for Gold, in Weymouth, U.K., and ISAF Combined World Championships, in Perth, Australia.
The nine fleet racing events and equipment: Heavyweight Dinghy (Finn); Women’s One Person Dinghy (Laser Radial); Men’s One Person Dinghy (Laser); Men’s Two Person Dinghy (470 Men); Women’s Two Person Dinghy (470 Women); Men’s Two Person Dinghy High Performance (49er); Men’s Windsurfer (RS:X); Women’s Windsurfer (RS:X); and Men’s Keelboat (Star).
For the Women’s Match Racing (Elliott 6m), two stand-alone events, held in the U.S., determined the Elliott 6m representatives: 2011 WMR U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta, in Miami, Fla., and 2012 WMR U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta, in Weymouth, U.K.
The 2012 Paralympic Team was selected at US Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR. Announcement here