Sarasota, Florida, October 29 - November 1, 2015
The US Formula 16 Class Association, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron and Sarasota Youth Sailing invite all F16 sailors to join us in beautiful Sarasota, Florida for four days of great racing for our 2015 National Championship Regatta. We'll be awarding our overall national championship, as well as awards for masters, youth and singlehanded champions.
We also want to invite all of our friends in the F18 class to come racing as well in the F18 Invitational Regatta! Come and enjoy some great racing in a great location with great people!
You can register now at regattanetwork.com. Early registration closes October 10. If you need crew or want to crew, please get in touch with us. We'll be happy to make your interest known to others in the class.
Mark Thomson, US-F16 Class Chair
Maria Rocha & Jesse Brunsvold, Regatta Co-Chairs
The F16 is the Open Multihull class for the 2014 US Sailing Youth Championships being sailed at the Grosse Point Yacht Club in Grosse Point, Michigan. The regatta takes place August 10-14 and is open to all US citizens (or eligible permanent residents - see NOR for details) who will be under 20 on December 31.
Registrations close on April 1! All the details can be found here.
Friday, March 22nd is the deadline to apply for the 2013 U.S. Youth Championships.
Just two weeks remain to submit your application to the 2013 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship from August 12-16 in Corpus Christi, Texas. This year, seven fleets will be sailing: Club 420, Laser, Radial, 29er and new this year, the Formula 16, International 420, and the RS:X. This year's event will be the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds Qualifier in the I420, 29er, Radial, RS:X, and Formula 16 fleets.
In conjunction with the US Olympic Sailing Program, coaching will be provided and the US Olympic Sailing program will give a presentation on the Olympic Pathways during "Olympic Sailing Night". All junior sailors are encouraged to apply.
For more information or to submit an application, visit the website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth/US_Youth_Champs.htm.
Here are some tips to help you:
- Check your application. Every year, a sailor is not accepted because they didn't complete the full application – both pages per person. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are sailing with someone, make sure they are listed too. Teams register as a team.
- It's very important that you provide your e-mail as well as your parents so we can reach you
- Please list the FULL NAME of your sailing organization. Do not list AYC, BYC, CYC, DYC, EYC – write it out. Initials are not especially helpful.
- If you think you've applied and do not see your name listed under APPLICATIONS RECEIVED at http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth/US_Youth_Champs.htm, it means that your application is incomplete and you have not paid your application fee. US Sailing has sent a link to everyone who has not completed their application so check your e-mails for a link from Regatta Network.
- For Doublehanded teams: the helm begins the process. All you have to do is enter your crew's name and e-mail and hit "E-mail Crew" at the bottom of the page. That will e-mail them a link directly to their resume page. Hopefully that will make life a lot easier. Don't forget to keep going and submit your application fee though.
- Make sure your US Sailing membership is up to date. Renewing online is the fastest way to get it taken care of. http://membership.ussailing.org.
- Charter applications are separate from applications to the Youth Champs. You need to complete both. There are a finite number of boats available.
- Keep your registration confirmation. You can use it to go back at any time and update your resume until we shut the system down on March 22nd.