2013 News

US International 420 Class Association
2014 Junior European Championship Selection Criteria
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Qualifying Series Events

Sailors desiring to compete in the 2014, I420 Junior European Championship (“2014 JEC”) as members of Team USA are required to submit an application to the Class Association listing their three best Qualifying Regattas scores no later than March 31, 2014.  Application Forms are available on the US I420 Class Association web site (www.usi420.org).  Invitations will be extended to join Team USA at the 2014 JEC to the seven highest scoring skippers and their crews (men or women) based on the Qualifying Regattas chosen for submission from the list of eligible Qualifying Regattas below.

  • Sailors may select as one of their 3 Qualifying Regattas their best finish position in:

2013 Jr. European Champs (top 10% = 4 pts; next 10% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)   
OR
2013 World Championship (top 10% = 4 pts; next 10% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)

  • Sailors may select as one of their 3 Qualifying Regattas their best finish in one of the following five I420 events:

2013 Kiel Week Regatta        (top 20% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)
OR   
2013 Intervela Regatta        (top 20% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)
OR
2013 French National Champs     (top 20% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)
OR
2013 British National Champs     (top 20% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)

  • Sailors may select as one of their three Qualifying Regattas their finish position in the

2014 Youth World Qualifiers     (top 20% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)

  • Sailors may select as one of their three Qualifying Regattas their finish position in the

2013 – I420 ACC              (top 20% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)

  • Sailors may select as one of their three Qualifying Regattas their finish position in the

2013 – I420 PCC              (top 20% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)

  • Sailors may select as one of their three Qualifying Regattas their finish position in the

2012 – I420 “National Championship” / Orange Bowl Regatta – Miami, FL – Dec 2013
(top 10% = 5 pts; next 20% = 4 pts; next 20% = 3 pts; all other teams = 1 pt)

  • Sailors may select as one of their three Qualifying Regattas their finish position in the

2014 – I420 “North American Championship” – Miami, FL  -  January 2014
(top 10% = 4 pts; next 10% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1 pt)

  • Sailors may select as one of their three Qualifying Regattas their finish position in the

2014 – I420 Mid-Winters Regatta / East or West
(top 20% = 3 pts; next 20% = 2 pts; next 20% = 1)

  • Sailors may select as one of their Qualifying Regattas their finish position in one of the following:

2013 C420 Orange Bowl Int’l Youth Regatta   (top 5 = 5 pts, top 15 = 3 pts, top 25 = 1 pt)
OR  
2013 C420 Mid-Winters   (top 5 = 5 pts, top 15 = 3 pts, top 25 = 1 pt)


JEC Notes:

  • Only age-eligible teams as defined by the International 420 Class Association will be selected.
  • All qualifying events shown above are I420 events except the C420 Mid-winters and C420 Class at the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta.
  • Qualifiers will be chosen based on a skipper’s best three eligible events.
  • Applications shall be submitted by skippers and must include their crew information.  A skipper may apply with any crew so long as the selected crew has competed in at least two Qualifying Regattas as either a skipper or crew, or is qualified by virtue of being a previous member of a team that has sailed I-420’s in an international, national or regional event within the last 24 months.
  • US I420 Class Membership is required to enter and compete in any of the qualifying regattas.  A sailor’s results in regattas sailed while not a member of the US I420 Class Association will not be eligible for consideration as a Qualifying Regatta.
  • All sailors and crews must be registered members of US Sailing and ISAF to compete in the JEC.
  • Ties will be broken based on finish positions in Qualifying I420 events.
  • Wild Card selections may be used to add team members to the roster at the discretion of the US I420 Executive Board in the event that there are not enough qualifying teams to complete the roster.  A “Wild Card team is one that does not qualify on points due to not having sailed in the required number of events as  outlined on the Selection Criteria – team experience is a major factor in choosing “Wild Card” teams.  Teams without experience at any of the qualifying regattas will not be considered for selection as a “Wild Card” team, unless it is deemed by the US I-420 Class Executive Board that the team has prior I-420 experience from regattas over the past two years of sailing that would indicate that the Team is prepared to sail.