A record fleet
of RS:X sailors is set to descend on the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing
Academy to battle it out for the title of youth national champion.
boys and girls under the age of 21 including the UK’s top windsurfing talent
will hit the water on Friday for three days of tight competition.
The main RYA
Youth National Championships was held in Largs, Scotland, over the first week
of April but due to a clash in its schedule the RS:X class was given its own
the stakes remain the same – up for grabs is not only the youth national
champion title but places in the British Youth Sailing summer squad plus grants
for international events this summer.
One boy and one
girl will also be chosen to represent Great Britain at the Youth World
Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas, from July 14-22.
looking to impress will be a raft of current British Youth Sailing squad
members who recently returned from the prestigious Princess Sofia Trophy
regatta in Palma, Mallorca.
“Thanks to the
hard work of the UK RS:X class, this year’s RS:X Youth Nationals will see a
record number of sailors compete for the coveted title of youth national
champion,” said Tim Hall, the RS:X Youth Nationals event director.
“It’s set to be
a real celebration of youth windsurfing in the UK with RYA staff, volunteers,
coaches and selectors all on hand to help run a world class event.
“An Easter camp
for Techno windsurfers will be taking place at the same time as the RS:X Youth
Nationals so expect to see a huge fleet of junior and youth sailors on the
water this weekend.”
on Friday and runs until Sunday. Follow the action as it unfolds at British
Youth Sailing’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram