By Gary Anderson

July 10 - Competitors lining up for the start of the BoysThe dates for the Byte CII dinghy and Techno 293 windsurfer continental championships, offering competitors with a qualification route to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics, have been announced. 

With Games host China automatically awarded places at next year's event - which is due to place between August 16 and 28, the remaining places will be decided across six continental tournaments and two World Championships in each class.

Following the first Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010, Nanjing 2014 will see young athletes aged between 15 and 16 years old compete across four sailing events: the boy's and girl's windsurfing in Techno 293, and boy's and girl's one person dinghy in Byte CII.

103549923Competitors have the opportunity to qualify for 34 places at Nanjing 2014 at the Techno 293 World Championships and continental events

In the Techno 293, 34 of the 40 country qualification places up for grabs will be decided at the upcoming 2013 Techno 293 World Championships in Sopot, Poland running from July 27 until August 3.

Competitors will also have until April 2014 to secure places in Nanjing at a series of continental championships taking place in Tunisia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina and Italy.

Of the 60 spots available in the Byte CII, 54 will be taken at the 2013 World Championships at Newport Sailing Centre, Rhode Island on August 24 until 28, and at continental tournaments in Malaysia, the United States, Brazil, Italy and Australia throughout 2014.

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