Final Call for the RYA National Match Racing Championship Events
Enter online now for the RYA Women’s National Match Racing Championships or the RYA Youth National Match Racing Championships
Sailors wishing to compete in the RYA Women’s National Match Racing Championships or the RYA Youth National Match Racing Championships are urged to submit their entries now to secure their place at this year’s events which take place at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy across the first two weekends in October.
The RYA National Match Racing programme is a sailor's first step towards elite match racing events such as the America's Cup and ISAF World Match Racing Tour with Skandia Team GBR sailor Lucy Macgregor and triple World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams beginning their sailing careers by competing in this series.
The 2012 RYA Women's Match Racing Championships take place on the Olympic waters on the 6-7 October, with an entry deadline of the 21 September 2012.
The RYA U20 and U25 Youth National Match Racing Championships take place the following weekend 13-14 October. All crew and skippers for the Youths shall be under 25 years old as of 31 December 2012. Teams who are all under 20 years old, as of 31 December 2012, may also qualify for the Under 20 Trophy.
Both events will be sailed in the RYA’s fleet of Elliott 6m Olympic class keelboats and are crucial for any sailors wishing to reach the Series Grand Final in November at Queen Mary Sailing Club. The final will be contested in the RYA’s fleet of J80s with a maximum of 12 skippers accepted for each of the qualifying events.
The RYA National Match Racing Series Qualifier 1 is also open for entry to all sailors and is taking place on the 20-21 October at Queen Mary Sailing Club. The event will be sailed in J80s with crews of 4-5 people weighing no more than 350kgs. The RYA are asking interested parties to get their entries in before Friday 5th October.
Entry forms for the RYA National Match Racing Series along with the NOR for each event can be found here, please send completed entry forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Published: September 07, 2012 16:45
Article Updated: March 04, 2013 16:43
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