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Tuesday, 21 November 2006 14:11
Update with acceptances as of December 10, 2007. 2008 Worlds Qualification System Senior Worlds:

Basic Assumption: The North American Region will be allocated at least 12 berths to the 2008 Laser World Championship in Australia to be held in February, 2008. Note - 14 berths have been received in the initial allocation from ILCA.

The Canadian Yachting Association and US Sailing will each be permitted to allocate one berth by November 1, 2007.

Canadian Yachting Association - Mike Leigh - accepted

US Sailing - Trevor Moore - accepted

Overriding Rules:

1)   Competitors qualify for the 2008 Laser World Championship through the first berth for which they are eligible. For example, a competitor who wins the Laser Mid-winters East and is first in the Laser Grand Prix rankings qualifies through the Mid-winters East berth.

2)   In order to qualify for a berth at one of the ILCA-NA regattas listed below in Opportunity #1, the competitor must finish among the top-six ILCA-NA members, except that this rule will be relaxed to the top-nine for the North American Championship.

 

Qualification Opportunities:

1)       Berths will be awarded at the following 2007 ILCA-NA major regattas subject to overriding Rule #2: 

One berth at the Rolex Miami OCR. Brad Funk - accepted

One berth at the Laser Mid-winters East. Bernard Luttmer - accepted

One berth at the Laser Mid-winters West. Luke Ramsay - accepted

One berth at the Laser U.S. National Championship. David Wright - accepted

One berth at the Laser Canadian National Championship. Emery Wager - declined, John Pearce - declined, Evan Lewis - declined, Ben Richardson - declined, Zack Marks - accepted

Two berths at the Laser North American Championship. Fred Strammer - declined, Kyle Rogachenko - declined, Lee Parkhill - accepted, Evan Lewis - declined, Clay Johnson - declined, David Hernandez - declined, Luke Lawrence - accepted

One berth at CORK. Andrew Campbell - accepted  (Bernard Luttmer qualified MWW, Clay Johnson declined NA berth)

(a) At the completion of each regatta, the first eligible competitor(s) will have 14 days in which to accept his/her spot at the Worlds.  If this, or subsequent competitors declines the spot, the class office will continue to contact eligible competitors up to a maximum of 28 days after the event.  If no eligible competitor(s) accepts the spot(s), it(they)  will be awarded at a later date according to opportunity #2.   

(b) If a competitor who has accepted the spot within the original 28-day period subsequently decides not to use their spot that spot will be awarded according to opportunity #2.  

(c) Competitors who decline a spot through either, scenario described in 1(a) and 1(b) may still qualify for the Worlds, but it must occur at an event after the date on which they notify the class office of their intent not to attend the Worlds.

2)       Any berths not allocated though Opportunity #1 and #2, and any additional berths awarded to the North American Region beyond the twelve mentioned in the Basic Assumption above, will be allocated using the 2007 Laser Grand Prix rankings as of October 31, 2007.  If necessary, these berths may be allocated to ensure that the ILCA-determined country quotas are satisfied.      

Grand Prix berth: Chris Dold

Grand Prix berth: Abe Torchinsky

Grand Prix berth: Derick Vranizan

Grand Prix berth: Anthony Boueilh 

Additional berth requested and granted: Mike Kalin

 

 2008 Worlds Qualification System Women’s Radial Worlds:

Basic Assumption: The North American Region will be allocated at least 6 berths to the 2008 Laser World Championship in New Zealand in March, 2008. Note - 9 berths have been received in the initial allocation from ILCA.

The Canadian Yachting Association will allocate one berth and US SAILING will allocate one berth by November 1, 2007.

Canadian Yachting Association - Jen Spalding

US Sailing - Sarah Lihan - accepted

Overriding Rules:

1)   Competitors qualify for the 2008 Women’s Radial World Championship through the first berth for which they are eligible.

 

2)   In order to qualify for a berth at one of the ILCA-NA regattas listed below, the competitor must finish among the top-five female ILCA-NA members.

 

Qualification Opportunities:

1)   Berths will be awarded at the following 2007 ILCA-NA major regattas subject to Overriding Rule #2:

 

Two berths at the Women’s Radial North American Championship.

  • Paige Railey - accepted
  • Anna Tunnicliffe - accepted

One berth at the Laser Mid-winters East. Lisa Ross - accepted

One berth at the Laser Mid-winters West. Isabelle Bertold - accepted

(a) At the completion of each regatta, the first eligible competitor(s) will have 14 days in which to accept her spot at the Worlds.  If this, or subsequent competitors declines the spot, the class office will continue to contact eligible competitors up to a maximum of 28 days after the event.  If no eligible competitor(s) accepts the spot(s), it(they)  will be awarded at a later date according to opportunity #2.   

(b) If a competitor who has accepted the spot within the original 28-day period subsequently decides not to use their spot that spot will be awarded according to opportunity #2.  

(c) Competitors who decline a spot through either, scenario described in 1(a) and 1(b) may still qualify for the Worlds, but it must occur at an event after the date on which they notify the class office of their intent not to attend the Worlds. 

 2) Any berths beyond the six mentioned in the Basic Assumption above, not allocated through the Qualification Opportunities above, will be allocated using the 2007 Laser Grand Prix ranking as of October 31, 2007.  If necessary, these berths may be allocated to ensure that the ILCA-determined country quotas are satisfied.  

Grand Prix berth: Katie Maxim - declined, Keamia Rasa - accepted

Grand Prix berth: Genoa Griffin - declined, Danielle Dube - accepted

Grand Prix berth: Annie Haeger - declined, Claire Merry - accepted

Additional berth requested and granted: Emily Billing

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2008 12:14
 

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