The winner of the previous International Championship shall be invited to defend their title.
When the Internationals are sailed in Australia, a minimum fleet of 40 boats to be made up by inviting other skippers from the most recent Nationals in order from 11th place, to fill additional places. (No more than 30 boats from a host nation should be entered including the top ten, but not including the current international title holder.)
If a fleet still cannot be made up, selection should be from the first place in the most recent State Titles (sailed before the Nationals) selected in order around the states from the finishing order of the best-placed state representatives at the most recent Nationals. Then second place and third place in that order but no farther than third place. If a state is not represented at the nationals they are included after other state selections in alphabetical order.
If still not able to field a fleet, select from the Australian ranking system in order. Only those skippers that are currently ranked after the most recent Nationals.
If still unable to make up a minimum fleet of boats, selection from the most recent state title results continuing down from fourth place in rotational order as per the previous 1st, 2nd and 3rd. State placing selection may be used so as to make up 30 boats. If unable to gain the numbers by using these criteria, then the organising committee may use its discretion.