In order to prepare young sailors for overseas events, the HKSF runs the all-year-round Squad Training Programs for the Optimist, 420 Youth and Laser Youth Classes. Subject to good performances and attendance of at least 80% of the training sessions, members of the Squads will be selected by HKSF to take part in Open overseas events and if of the required standard to be nominated to represent HK in Asian Sailing Championship and the Asian Games, provided they are able to fulfill the age requirements for the respective Classes as imposed by the Organizing Authority.
Should any Club or Class have any sailors who are not members of the three squads but wish to be nominated by HKSF for the Asian Sailing Championship and the Asian Games in the above mentioned three classes, the Club/Class involved must submit an application for a selection trial, listing the names of their prospective sailors and their results in the past two years, at least 6 months before the event to HKSF Council for approval.
If approved they must also undertake to pay for all the expenses in organizing such selection trial. HKSF or the applying Club will organize the selection event which will be open to all sailors in the Class as soon as it is practicable.