Qualification Spots For The Taking At Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Continental Championships
The dates of the Continental Championships of the Byte CII dinghy and Techno 293 windsurfer have been confirmed with qualification places for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games up for grabs.
Of the 40 Country qualification places available in the Techno 293 - 20 boys and 20 girls - 34 spots across six Continental Championships and the 2013 World Championships will be available.
Sixty spots are available in the Byte CII - 30 boys and 30 girls - and 54 will be taken across their 2013 World Championships and six Continental Championships in 2014.
As hosts, China automatically qualifies for all events whilst the remaining spots will be distributed through IOC Universality places.
With charter boats and boards being made available by the Byte CII and Techno 293 ISAF Class Associations at all the continental qualification events the Youth Olympic Games will leave a lasting sailing legacy across the world.
World Championships, Sopot, Poland - 27 July - 3 August 2013
Africa Continental Championships, Port Yasmine, Tunisia - 2-7 September 2013
Asia Continental Championships, Singapore - 22-26 January 2014
Oceania Continental Championships, Auckland, New Zealand - 14-16 February
North America & Caribbean Continental Championships, Cancun, Mexico - 20-23 February 2013
Central & South American Continental Championships, Mendoza, Argentina - 25-29 March 2014
European Continental Championships, Garda, Italy - 20-27 April 2014
World Championships, Newport, USA - 24-28 August 2013
Asia Continental Championships, Langkawi, Malaysia - 9-14 February 2014
North American & Caribbean Continental Championships, Florida, USA - 27 February - 2 March 2014
Central & South American Continental Championships, Sap Paulo, Brazil - 1-4 March 2014
African Continental Championships, Riva, Italy - 21-27 April 2014
European Continental Championships, Riva, Italy - 21-27 April 2014
Oceania Continental Championships, Brisbane, Australia - 17-21 April 2014
About The Youth Olympic Games
The Youth Olympic Games brings 28 sports together in a unique multi-sport event for young athletes who are given a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in high-level sporting competitions while also engaging in a Culture and Education Programme (CEP) focused on the Olympic spirit and Olympic values, skill development, well-being and healthy lifestyle, social responsibility and expression through digital media.
At the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010, Ian Barrows (ISV) and Lara Vadlau (AUT) won gold on the Boys and Girls One Person Dinghy, Byte CII, whilst Mayan Rafic (ISR) and Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) took the honours in the Boys and Girls Windsurfer, Techno 293.
The same classes will be on show at the sailing event at Nanjing 2014 and will bring 100 of the finest young sailors, aged 15-16, together on Nanjing's Jinniu Lake.
For each of the four sailing events, there are seven Youth Olympic Qualification Events (YOQE). Competitors qualify their National Olympic Committee (NOC) at a YOQE, and the NOC will then select its competitor for that event by the 8 July 2014 deadline.
The seven YOQE for each event are made up of a World Championship and six Continental Qualification Events. At the Continental Qualification Events only nations within that continent will be eligible for YOG Qualification.
Full details of the qualification system including the continental quotas in English and French are available in the full qualification system document here