Unlike other youth class boats, only the top sailors from each country can attend the World Championships and the Junior European Championships each year. Ordinarily the following events are used to select Worlds/Europeans: Winters (Jan), Inlands (March) + Youth Nationals. NOTE: Due to Covid19 in 2021 a 3 event Spring Series has been created as it hasn’t been possible to hold the Winters/Inlands and the Youth Nationals has been moved to after the events. Please refer to the Events Calendar for details of the dates of the 3 events. Boats wishing to be considered for selection for 2021 Worlds/Europeans teams are required to enter ALL 3 events in the series, as per the Selection Policy.
Each country is given an allocation of number of boats, with a guaranteed number of places for crews aged under 17 (i.e. age 16 or under at the end of the year in the championships). Note: the age of the boat will be based on the age of the eldest sailor in the boat.
Ordinarly the split of boats is as detailed below (please refer to the individual Selection Policy each year for allocation):