Published Date: 14/04/2013
2013 Junior Support Programme Criteria - Free entry fees to one of the 470 Championships for the following season to each of the youngest women crew and youngest men crew (combined age of skipper and crew) competing in the 2013 470 Junior World Championships (under 22 years of age) who qualify to the Gold Fleet final series. In there is only a single fleet, then all sailors are eligible and the youngest men and women teams will be awarded the grant.
Pre-2013 Junior Support Programme Criteria - This programme was originally dedicated to the two youngest women crews (combined age of skipper and crew) competing in the 470 Junior World Championships (under 22 years of age) and consisted in two grants of EUR900 (cash) each. This programme was then extended from two to three teams and also included men.
The EUR900 award will be given as EUR300 cash award, and free entry fees to the next 470 World Championships and 470 European Championships.
How it Works - All the junior women and men crews are automatically eligible for the grants (the calculation of the combined age is made at the championship venue after the closing of the entry procedure) which are age dependent. The two youngest women crews and the youngest men crew receive the grants at the Championship Closing Ceremony - provided that the winning crew members are personally present to receive their cheque.
The 2012 grants were presented at the 2012 470 Junior Worlds in Takapuna, New Zealand:
|Men||New Zealand||Nik Black and Ned Dalbeth-Hudson|
|Women||Australia||Sasha Ryan and Jaime Ryan|
|Women||New Zealand||Bianca Barbara-Barbarich and Julia Francis|
The 2011 grants were presented at the 2011 470 Junior Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands:
|Men||Germany||Hendrik Schollmann and Steffen Schollmann|
|Women||Germany||Frederike Loewe and Karoline Goltzer|
|Women||Hungary||Fanni Pech and Eszter Hejj|
The 2010 grants were presented at the 2010 470 Junior Worlds in Doha, Qatar:
|Men||Qatar||Faris Albakri and Jassim Al-Sulaity||32 years and 6 months|
|Women||Germany||Lorena Brunnhuber and Alina Hofstatter||34 years and 6 months|
|Women||Germany||Marlene Trommer and Lorena Abicht||34 years and 9 months|
For 2009, the crews with the youngest combined ages were all from Greece:
|Men||Greece||Vasilis Papoutsoglou and Akylas Drougkas||33 years and 6 months|
|Women||Greece||Glikeria and Dimitria Zisi||31 years and 10 months|
|Women||Greece||Danai Siaylou and Natalia Siaylou||34 years and 7 months|
Awarding ceremony of the Junior Support Programme in 2006:
left to right, Koropecki Nicolaj and Mongird Krzystof from Poland (youngest male crew), Ania Kula and Ewa Kula from Poland (youngest female crew) Nincevic Enia and Zupan Romana from Croatia (second female youngest crew), with Yalcin Gurkan (470 Class Management Committee Secretary)
Published Date: 14/04/2013