North America - AC Endeavour O’pen Qualification System

All participants in the America’s Cup Endeavour O’pen must meet these minimum event requirements:

  • Must be no more than 15 years old as of December 31, 2017.  (Year of birth must be 2002 or later.)
  • Must have valid passport from your country.
  • Must exhibit sportsmanship and have the positive friendly O’Pen BIC attitude that is worthy of representing the O’Pen BIC Class at this very special event.
  • All participants must have completed the selection process and have booked air travel by April 1, 2017.
  • North America: The nine qualifiers from North America will be selected from the 2017 North American Championship in Sarasota, FL March 17-19 http://www.sarasotayouthsailing.org/2017-open-bic-north-americans/

    In addition to the minimum entry requirements, the North American qualifiers for the AC Endeavour O’pen must have completed in at least one additional O’penBIC event prior to April 15, 2017.

    • The top six places overall (male or female) who are able to attend
    • The top two female places who are not otherwise in the top six overall and who are able to attend
    • The ninth representative (male or female) will be randomly drawn from the top 30 overall who are not otherwise qualified above. Alternates for the ninth spot will also be randomly drawn from the top 30 overall.