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Published on April 14th, 2022

The 2022 25U Para Sailing World Championship is being held in the Netherlands and US Sailing is recruiting candidates to compete in the inaugural event.

This new event provides a unique opportunity for young, aspiring sailors with a disability to represent the United States on the world stage and nurture their Paralympic dreams. It also establishes a starting point for the Paralympic pathway.

Sailors must be 25 or under (as of December 31, 2022) and each team of two should, if possible, consist of one male and one female sailor. Applicants can be submitted by individuals or team as US Sailing will consider all resumes submitted and may select/connect sailors to constitute a team. US Sailing will select and enter the team to compete and will provide some financial support.

Sailors must meet minimum disability criteria as defined by the Para Sailing Classification Rules.

The event will run on July 18-22 and will be preceded by a 2-day Para Development Program (PDP) clinic that will include coaching. It will be sailed in RS Venture Connect class boats, provided by the organizing authority. Participation is limited to one team per country.

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Deadline for application to the US Sailing supported team will be midnight PDT on May 15, 2022.

Notice of Race will be posted April 15. Those interested in applying, or with questions, can email Betsy Alison at BetsyAlison@ussailing.org.

For more information about the event: https://www.rssailing.club/other-event-details/?id=284

Tags: 25U Para Sailing World Championship, RS Venture Connect, US Sailing