Bermuda National Sailing Squad

 

The Bermuda National Sailing Squad is comprised of sailors that meet the National Standards. Provided they continue to meet the standards, BSA will support them for training and upcoming major events. Such support may include funding, advocacy to other organisations, and/or National recognition.

Other benefits include: demonstrating a National standard to sponsors; BSA managing funds on behalf of the sailor (charitable recognition); BSA’s position with the Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA), the Government, and World Sailing (WS) as the Member National Authority for Bermuda, and the Bermuda Sports Governing Authority for sailing.

BSA will maintain a role of National Sailing Director (NSD) – this may be a nominated individual or a sub-committee of the Board of Governors. The NSD is the principal point of contact in BSA for the Squad member. 

 
Squad Membership

Events requiring athletes to be on the Bermuda National Sailing Squad are:

  • Olympic Games

  • World Sailing World Championships

  • World Sailing Youth Worlds

  • Pan Am Games

  • Junior Pan Am Games

  • Youth Olympics

  • CAC Games

  • Island Games

  • World Sailing Team Racing Worlds

Application for Squad Membership
  • Applications shall be made to join the squad. 

  • Membership in the squad shall continue as long as the standards continue to be met.
     

 
 
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Standards

 
General

The following standards apply for all sailors. Failure to maintain the standard will result in the suspension or termination of Squad Membership and benefits. The general standards are to ensure that the sailor is committed to training; displays sportsmanship; and can represent Bermuda on the International stage.   

Training, Fitness & Nutrition

On initial application, and annually thereafter, the sailor will file training/fitness/nutrition plans with BSA and have it approved. The plan should demonstrate commitment to a quality program, as determined by NSD, in consultation with coach(es), directed towards continued improvement. The sailor must agree to and follow the training recommendations to meet the aims and objectives for the coming year.

The sailor’s coach(es) shall at all times be registered with BSA, and any changes must be notified to BSA within 30 days. 

Additional Criteria

Sailor must be able to demonstrate progression in their performance, as shown by performance indicators such as: comparison to performances in previous years; performance on fitness assessments; and maintenance of appropriate body composition for the class in question.

The sailor must be based at a suitable Location, agreed to by NSD, making it possible for the sailor’s training plan to be carried out under regular coaching supervision.

The sailor must be able to show a history of engagement with the Bermuda National Sailing Squad, where applicable, including taking part in training camps, training groups, tests and assessments as may be scheduled from time to time.

Sailor must agree to a code of conduct; must compete as a Bermuda sailor with a “BER” ISAF Sailor Id; be a member of BSA (via Club, Class, or Association); and be ordinarily a resident in Bermuda.

 

Event Eligibility

Sailor shall satisfy the published qualification requirements for the event, and any other eligibility requirements, including age, residence, and BSA endorsement as required.

Event Reports

Sailor shall file event reports within 30 days of event concluding, including results, observations, and any disciplinary matters.

Event Standards

The standards below apply to regulated events, coming under WS, BOA, BSA, or any other body that has delegated eligibility and/or qualification to BSA.

 

Criteria are transparent and are intended to ensure that athletes representing Bermuda are of a sufficient standard to compete for Olympic and Paralympic Medals or have athletes consistently achieve top 50% results at major events.

 

Junior Pan Am Games

Date:

Location:

Age:

Bermudian:

BSA Role:

BSA Criteria:

Registration Criteria:

Apply By:

Site:

December 2-5, 2021

Cali, Colombia 

18 to 22 by December 31, 2021

Yes, Registered

Team Selection with BOA

Yes, once Bermuda is qualified

Registration from BSA & BOA

May 1, 2021

Junior Pan Am Games

World Sailing Youth Worlds

Date:

Location:

Age:

Bermudian:

BSA Role:

BSA Criteria:

Registration Criteria:

Apply By:

Site:

Qualification Criteria

July, 2022

The Hague, Netherlands

Youth

Yes

Team Selection

Yes

Registration from BSA

February, 2022

CAC Games

 

Date:

Location:

Age:

Bermudian:

BSA Role:

BSA Criteria:

Registration Criteria:

Apply By:

Site:

May 2023

TBD

Open

Yes, Registered

Team Selection with BOA

Yes, once Bermuda is qualified

Registration from BSA & BOA

TBD

World Sailing World Championships
 

Date:

Location:

Age:

Bermudian:

BSA Role:

BSA Criteria:

Registration Criteria:

Apply By:

Site:

Summer 2023

The Hague, Netherlands

Open

Yes

Team Selection

Yes

Registration from BSA

TBD

Island Games

Date:

Location:

Age:

Bermudian:

BSA Role:

BSA Criteria:

Registration Criteria:

Apply By:

Site:

July 8 to 14, 2023

Guernsey

Open

Yes, Registered

Team Selection with BOA

Yes, once Bermuda is qualified

Registration from BSA & BOA

TBD

Island Games

Pan Am Games

Date:

Location:

Age:

Bermudian:

BSA Role:

BSA Criteria:

Registration Criteria:

Apply By:

Site:

October 20 to November 5, 2023

Santiago, Chile

Open

Yes, Registered

Team Selection with BOA

Yes, once Bermuda is qualified

Registration from BSA & BOA

TBD

Pan Am Games

Olympic Games

 

Date:

Location:

Age:

Bermudian:

BSA Role:

BSA Criteria:

Registration Criteria:

Apply By:

Site:

July 26 to August 11, 2024

Marseille (Paris), France

Open

Yes, Registered

Team Selection with BOA

Yes, once Bermuda is qualified

Registration from BSA & BOA

TBD

Paris 2024

Youth Olympic Games

Date:

Location:

Age:

Bermudian:

BSA Role:

BSA Criteria:

Registration Criteria:

Apply By:

Site:

August 2026

TBD

Youth - TBC

Yes, Registered

Team Selection with BOA

Yes, once Bermuda is qualified

Registration from BSA & BOA

TBD

Anti-Doping & Drug Testing

  • Sailors details will be submitted to relevant authorities by BSA and sailor will submit to testing as requested and meet all standards for Location: reporting and test results as may be required. 

  • Failure to meet the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) or Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority (BSADA) standards will result in immediate suspension whilst the matter is investigated.

  • WADA prohibited list