Youth Olympic Games

Frequently Asked Questions


FAQs - Qualification

Questions related to entry to the qualification events, how competitors are selected for the qualification events, and who is going to the Youth Olympic Games

If a country (not competitor) qualifies both at the continental qualification event and the world qualification event, the next ranked country in the continental qualification is offered the entry place to the Youth Olympic Games.

It is therefore important to participate in the continental qualification, as even the 2rd, 3rd or 4th ranked country can qualify (if the top spots in the world championship are all won by the same continent).


Paragraph 3.5 of the Notice of Race clarifies that:

3.5         All entries above are allocated to the respective country.

3.5.1      When the number of entry applications does not exceed the number of places allocated to the country, entries will be confirmed directly to the athletes.

3.5.2      When the number of entry applications exceeds the number of places allocated to the country, entries will be confirmed to the IKA full member, which will then determine the athletes to fill those entries. In the absence of an IKA full member, the decision shall be made by the World Sailing MNA of that country, or the IKA Qualification Commission.


Please note that entry applications are the responsibility of the individual athletes and must be submitted via the official online entry form until 3 calendar months before the registration day of each event.

The current entry deadlines are:

North/South America/Caribbean/Central America: 15 October
Africa/Europe: 20 November
Asia/Oceania: 12 December


Last Event

YOG Qualifier for "The Americas"

Cabarete 2018

Dominican Republic

 Event Winners

male Tiger Tyson
Geronimo Lutteral
Antigua and BarbudaArgentina
female Lou Marin
Maria Alvarez
Dominican Republic

Current World Ranking Standings

 1 Martin Dolenc Croatia 331 pts
 2 Florian Gruber Germany 330 pts
 3 Theo de Ramecourt France 289 pts
 1 Jingle Chen China 270 pts
 2 Kirstyn O'Brien United States 243 pts
 3 Elena Kalinina Russia 201 pts
 1 Cameron Maramenides United States 331 pts
 2 Tiger Tyson Antigua and Barbuda 325 pts
 3 Manoel Soares Brazil 283 pts
 1 Sofia Tomasoni Italy 243 pts
 2 Nina Font Castells Spain 239 pts
 3 Lola Ulrich Spain 217 pts


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YOG Qualifier Africa & Europe

Dakhla 2018


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