Further to questions received by the IODA Secretariat, we would like to clarify the rules about age and eligibility for the World Championships in 2010 and 2011.
Condition 9.2 of the Conditions for IODA World Sailing Championship states that:
"Any boy or girl may enter until 31st December of the year in which he or she attains the age of 15 years. Sailors qualified by age to start the event are allowed to finish it."
This means that sailors who turn 15 in 2010 are allowed to participate in the World Championship to be held in Malaysia, even when the event continues into January 2011. The same applies to sailors who turn 15 in 2011, who will be able to enter the Worlds in New Zealand.