On Thursday, July 4, U.S. Laser sailors will head to Sakaiminato City, Japan for the 2019 Laser World Championships. This event marks the beginning of the 2020 Olympic Trails for the US Sailing Team athletes.
Athletes will qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in one of three phases, Early, Middle, or Late Selection. Under this system, athlete selection may occur as early as August of this year, or as late as Spring of 2020. Whether athletes are named to the team this summer, or early next year, their results at the 2019 World Championships will decide who will be representing Team USA in Tokyo.
US Sailing Olympic Trials System
Locked and Loaded, US Sailing Team Laser and Laser Radial Athletes Ready to Take on Worlds
With the Laser and Laser Radial World Championships coming up this month, these athletes are ready to put years of training as a team to work.