Monday, March 26, 2012

Steps to the the USA Olympic Boat

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.

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