Country

World Sailing has defined the process whereby each Country may qualify for the Tokyo Games 2020 via its sailors competing in various qualifying regattas. The path for the United States:

  • Qualification Round 1: The Top 8
    • 2018 Sailing World Championship – Aarhus, Denmark
    • July 30 – August 12, 2018
    • The Top 8 Countries Already Qualified
      • Japan (1), Spain (2), GBR (3), France (4), China (6), Italy (7), Greece (9), Slovenia (10)
  • Qualification Round 2: The Next 6
    • 2019 470 World Championships – Enoshima Yacht Harbor, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
    • August 2 – 9, 2019
    • The 6 highest-place Countries not already qualified in Round 1 will qualify
  • Qualification Round 3: The Final 1 – Continental Qualifier (North American)
    • 2020 World Cup Series Miami – Miami, Florida
    • January 26 – February 2, 2020 (TBC)
    • The highest place North American Country not already qualified in Round 1 or 2 will qualify

Team

U.S. Sailing Olympic Sailing Committee has defined the selection process for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. US Athletes/Teams may qualify at major international events in three phases:

  • Early Selection (ES): A boat/team must:
    • Finish in the top 3 in at least one of the regattas from ES Set 1 or ES Set 2
    • Have a cumulative series score of 7 points or less, and
    • Be the only U.S. boat to achieve these results
    • ES Set 1: Japan Series (minimum 20 boats from 7 countries)
      • 2019 Olympic Test Event – Enoshima, Japan – August 15-22, 2019
      • 2020 World Series Japan Enoshima – August 25-September 2, 2019
    • ES Set 2: 2019 Class World Championships (minimum 20 boats from 7 countries)
      • 470 Women – August 2-9, 2019; Enoshima, Japan
  • Middle Selection (MS): A boat/team must:
    • Finish in the top 8 at the 2019 Class World Championships
    • Have a cumulative series score of 13 points or less from MS Set 1 and MS Set 2, and
    • Be the only U.S. boat in its class to achieve these results
    • MS Set 1: 2019 Class World Championships (minimum 20 boats from 7 countries)
      • 470 Women – August 2-9, 2019; Enoshima, Japan
    • MS Set 2: 2020 World Cup Series USA Miami (minimum 20 boats from 7 countries)
      • 470 Women – January 26-February 2, 2020; Miami, United States
  • Late Selection (LS): A boat/team with:
    • The lowest cumulative score from LS Set 1, LS Set 2, and LS Set 3. Tiebreak is the 2020 Class World Championships
    • LS Set 1: 2019 Class World Championships
      • 470 Women – August 2-9, 2019; Enoshima, Japan
    • LS Set 2: 2020 World Cup Series USA Miami
      • 470 Women – January 26-February 2, 2020; Miami, United States
    • LS Set 3: 2020 Class World Championships
      • 470 Women – TBD (March/April 2020); Palma de Mallorca, Spain