Bermuda, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Netherlands Antilles, US Virgin Islands and the USA filled the Youth Olympic Games qualification positions at the recent Byte CII North American Championship held at the Cayman Islands.
Ian Barrows (ISV) put in an awesome display of sailing skills to run out clear winner at the Byte CII North Americans, the North American and Caribbean qualifier for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The top four nations in the boy's and girl's events would qualify for the inaugural YOG taking place in Singapore this August.
Behind Barrows, Eugene Hendrix (AHO) took the silver medal, with Spain's Marti Llena, already qualified for the YOG but in the Cayman Islands to get some additional racing practice, taking third.
In the battle for the Youth Olympic Games qualification places, the top four qualifying counties in the Boy's One Person Dinghy event where the US Virgin Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Bermuda and Cuba. In the Girl's event the four places went to Canada, USA, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
Twelve Caribbean nations together with Canada, Guatemala, Bermuda and USA were in the Cayman Islands for Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualifier in the Boy's and Girl's One Person Dinghy events.
Take a look at the Byte Championship website for images of the teams, full results and more.
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Full details of the qualification system and qualified nations date are available on ISAF's dedicated YOG microsite www.sailing.org/yog.