The Selection Procedures for the USA small boats are even more complicated that the short codes we use for the boats, ie: W2-, W2x, LW2x.
So here is Selection 101:
Steps to be the Olympic USA Lightweight Women Double Scull boat
Step 1: We need to win this NSR 2 regatta. Only the winner gets to earn the right to go to Europe and attempt to win an automatic berth to the Olympic Team.
Step 2: Place in the top 4 at either of these world cups: (World Cup I - Belgrade, SRB 4-6 May or World Cup II - Luzern, SUI 25-27 May. (If this step is not met then there is step 3, if we do place in the top 4, straight to step 4).
Step 3: Win the trials again in the U.S. Qualified Small Boat Olympic Trials in West Windsor, NJ 11-14 June.
Step 4: Race at the 2012 Olympic Games - Dorney Lake, Eton GBR 28 July-5 August.