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2009 World Championship Qualification System PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 14:13

Updated 2/23/09 with names of those with designated berths.

The system for the Senior Lasers and Women's Radials has now been finalized.  The system for the Master's, Radial Men and Youth Radials is also now included.

 

 

2009 Worlds Qualification System For

ILCA - North American Region

Senior Worlds:

Basic Assumption: The North American Region will be allocated at least 12 berths to the 2009 Laser World Championship to be held in Canada in August, 2009. The Canadian Yachting Association and US Sailing (Charlie Buckingham) will each be permitted to allocate one berth by March 1, 2009.

 

Overriding Rules:

1)   Competitors qualify for the 2009 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 ILCA-NA major regattas subject to overriding Rule #2 with the following ranking order: 

1. Two berths at the 2008 Laser North American Championship. David Wright, Bernard Luttmer

2. Two berths at the 2009 Laser Mid-winters East. Clay Johnson, Luke Ramsay

3. One berth at the 2008 Laser U.S. National Championship. Chris Dold

4. One berth at the 2008 Laser Canadian National Championship. Al Clark

5. One berth at the 2009 Rolex Miami OCR. Brad Funk

6. One berth at the 2008 CORK. Lee Parkhill

 (a) At the completion of each regatta, the first eligible competitor(s) will have 60 days or no later than March 1, 2009 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. 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 60-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 2008 Laser Grand Prix rankings as of December 31, 2008.  If necessary, these berths may be allocated to ensure that the ILCA-determined country quotas are satisfied.

 

 

Women’s Radial Worlds:

Basic Assumption: The North American Region will be allocated at least 6 berths to the 2009 Radial World Championship in Karatsu, Japan in August, 2009. The Canadian Yachting Association will allocate one berth and US SAILING (Emily Billing) will allocate one berth by February 15, 2009. Overriding Rules:

1)   Competitors qualify for the 2009 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 ILCA-NA major regattas subject to Overriding Rule #2 with the following ranking order:

1.       Two berths at the 2009 Women’s Radial North American Championship. Lisa Ross, Erika Reineke,

2.       Two berths at the 2009 Miami OCR.  Paige Railey, Jennifer Spalding

 

2)   Any berths beyond the six mentioned in the Basic Assumption above, not allocated through the Qualification Opportunities above, will be allocated using the 2008 Laser Grand Prix ranking as of December 31, 2008.  If necessary, these berths may be allocated to ensure that the ILCA-determined country quotas are satisfied.

 

 

Men’s Radial Worlds:

Basic Assumption: The North American Region will be allocated at least 6 berths to the 2009 Radial World Championship in Karatsu, Japan in August, 2009. Overriding Rules:

1)   Competitors qualify for the 2009 Men’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 male ILCA-NA members.

 

Qualification Opportunities:

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

                   1.       Three berths at the 2008 Radial North American Championship. Allan Clark, Cameron Summers, Michael Schalka

2)    Any berths beyond the six mentioned in the Basic Assumption above, not allocated through the Qualification Opportunities above, will be allocated using the 2008 Laser Grand Prix ranking as of December 31, 2008.  If necessary, these berths may be allocated to ensure that the ILCA-determined country quotas are satisfied.

 

 

 Youth Radial Worlds:

Basic Assumption: The North American Region will be allocated at least 5 berths for males and 4 berths for females to the 2009 Radial World Championship in Karatsu, Japan in August, 2009. Overriding Rules:

1)   Competitors qualify for the 2009 Youth 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-ten gender and age eligible ILCA-NA members.

 

Qualification Opportunities:

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

1.        Three berths for males at the 2008 Radial North American Championship. John Wallace, Chris Barnard, Ryan Hoeven 

2.        Three berths for females at the 2008 Radial North American Championship. Claire Dennis, Isabella Bertold, Sally Mace  

2)       Any berths beyond the six mentioned in the Basic Assumption above, not allocated through the Qualification Opportunities above, will be allocated using the 2008 Laser Grand Prix ranking as of December 31, 2008.  If necessary, these berths may be allocated to ensure that the ILCA-determined country quotas are satisfied.

 

 

 Master Worlds:

2009 will be the first time that the Master World Championship will have a restricted entry process.  We do not have any preliminary information with regard to the number of berths that will be allocated to North America (CAN & USA sailors only).  The regatta will be held in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia in late August, 2009.  We will utilize the following system to qualify sailors for our allocated berths:

1)       To be eligible you must have:

  a) Competed in a Laser World Championship (Master, Senior or Radial) in the past 5 years, or

 

  b) Competed in a major North American Master's event (North Americans, US or Canadian Nationals, MMWE, etc.) AND finished in the top 75% of your fleet.

 

2)       If, after satisfying the above, there are more applicants than spots available then entries will be taken in order of registration.

 

NOTE:  You must notify the ILCA-NA of your qualification under 1)(a) or 1)(b) in order to be ranked before those who fall into category 2) above.  Do so by sending an email message to Sherri Campbell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it prior to the close of the ILCA application period.  Include your name, master’s category, and description of most recent qualifying regatta and year of that event.

   

 

  
Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2010 18:35
 

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