A brand-new trophy will be awarded for the first time at the 2017 RYA South West Zone and Home Country Championships that take place on 23 and 24 September at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club.

The perpetual RYA Zone Championships Club Trophy will be awarded to the club which has most young sailors entering the event.

The Zone Championships are a great first-time event for under-16 club sailors, offering six different classes – Optimist, Topper, windsurfers, RS Feva XL, Tera (sport rig only) and Laser 4.7. There will be three regatta fleets – Optimist, Topper and Tera (sport rig only) with coach support.

All under-16 club sailors are invited to enter. The Zone Squad Notice of Selections has been published: www.rya.org.uk/racing/youth-junior/squads/zone/Pages/selection.aspx and entries can be made via www.rya.org.uk/racing-events/Pages/hub.aspx