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US Sailing Team's Olympic Development Program Launches Mixed 470 Program, Opens Applications!
Sep 08

US Sailing Team's Olympic Development Program Launches...

US Sailing Team is proud to announce the opening of applications for its new Mixed 470 Program!

 

US Sailing Team is proud to announce the opening of applications for its new Mixed 470 Program!

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Oyster Bay, NY, USA
  • BRISTOL, RI (September 7, 2022) - 

    With sights set on Paris 2024 & Los Angeles 2028, the US Sailing Team is proud to announce the opening of applications for its new Mixed 470 Program. 

    The Mixed 470 Program is a collaboration between the US Sailing Team's Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the Windmark Sailing Foundation.

    The Mixed 470 class makes its debut at the Paris 2024 Olympics and gives the US the opportunity to channel the strength of American sailing, including collegiate sailing, in which mixed gender teams are the norm. 

    With this concept in mind, the US Sailing Team is confident that an investment in developing Mixed 470 teams will produce success for US athletes. 

    US Sailing seeks to reignite this historically strong Olympic Class with this new initiative.

    What is the program?

    The Mixed 470 Program will gather up to 12 talented sailors (six teams) and connect them with boats, coaching, and logistical support in exchange for a commitment to the domestic training and racing schedule (up to and including the Olympic selection process).

    Once the initial application deadline has passed and the squad is formed, there will also be the possibility for later additions to the squad, either through the approval of a plan by submitted by a newly-formed team, or through strong sailing resume. 

    Teams not initially selected may still be invited to ODP training camps.

    Where is the application and how will the selection process work?

    The application can be found HERE. 

    The application window will close on September 30, 2022.

    Applications will be reviewed by a committee of US Sailing Team staff, coaches, and top 470 Olympians.

    Athletes will be selected by October 10, 2022.

    On what criteria will applicants be evaluated?

    Sailing Skill – Competitive regatta results (in any class, sailors from a wide range of sailing backgrounds encouraged to apply).

    Fitness - Athlete is following a fitness program with sustained dedication to becoming an Olympic-level athlete.

    Commitment to planned 470 Squad training and racing schedule; responsible and accountable for planning, logistics, e-mail communications; demonstrated goal-setting and systematic improvement.

    Should applicants apply in pairs or individually?

    Each applicant must apply individually, but should note on the application if they have a proposed partner in mind.

  • Category
    Racing Events (Match, Team, Fleet, Regattas, etc)
  • Date & Time
    Sep 08 2022 at 00:00 - Oct 01 2022 at 00:00
  • Location & full address
    Oyster Bay, NY
  • Event Admins
    Andrew Mackenzie