Candidates can submit an application beginning in January until the first week of August in the year of competition. (See the Notice of Race for specific deadlines.) The qualifying year runs from August 1 - July 31.
The following is the procedure used by the Championship of Champions Selection Committee to select participants.
Remember, we will do our best to verify stated results via the internet. Do not fudge results! We ask for a web location where the results from your qualifying event may be found. If for some reason they are not available on the internet, please be proactive and send a copy by fax, etc. to US SAILING, attn. Liz Walker when processing your application.
Each application is reviewed and scored by several people and then ranked relative to all the applications.
Each applicant is evaluated on a 100 point scale using the criteria listed below using the following order of importance:
40% Sailor Criteria – how many major events have they done in the past three years; number of races in national championship, number of attendants at national championship
20% Class Criteria – size, diversity, depth and activity of class nationally
40% Other – Sailor Athlete status, class membership in US SAILING, previous experience, demonstrated Corinthian spirit, etc.
Selectors will research each applicant's ability and background by:
a. examining regatta results
b. drawing on personal knowledge
c. talking with sailors in the classes
d. researching the relative difficulty of the class championships
While ranking applicants, the Selection Committee members must keep in mind the single most common "complaint" received is that a sailor from a class who did not get accepted regularly beats another sailor who did get accepted. Research and knowledge should minimize this occurrence.
AS THE NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY FOR SAILING IN THE UNITED STATES, SELECTORS MAY NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED UPON THE APPLICANT'S RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.