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Zone and Home Country Championships 

Zone and Home Country Championships

The championships take place at nine regional venues over a weekend at the end of September, which one you enter depends on the class you sail and where you live. The event is the RYA ‘Regional Championship’ for each zone and is aimed at all sailors in local clubs under the age of 16 who are racing in the RYA classes (Optimist, Topper, RS Feva XL, RS Tera (Sport Rig) & Windsurfer) It is a great first time event for club sailors, giving them the opportunity to get a feel of a championship atmosphere. There are also ‘novice’ regatta fleets in Toppers, Tera Sport and Optimists where novice racers can join in and experience the racing under the supervision of a coach at a larger event. This is an event for sailors to set themselves as an end of year goal after training and racing over the year this Summer. All events are supported by coaches and international judges giving    advice and help throughout the weekend. Entry opens 1st August and closes the week before the event. For 2018 the event is being held over the weekend of 29/30 September and the Zones, venues and classes are as follows:

South & South West Zone Championships - WPNSA

Classes - Optimist, Topper, RS Tera (Sport Rig), RS Feva XL, Windsurfers, Regatta Fleet

East Zone Championships - Grafham Water SC

Classes - Optimist, Topper, RS Tera (Sport Rig), Laser 4.7, Cadet, Windsurfers, RS Feva XL, Regatta Fleet

London & South East Zone Championships - Queen Mary SC

Classes - Optimist, Topper, Windsurfers, RS Feva XL, RS Tera (Sport Rig), Regatta Fleet

North Zone Championships - Ullswater

Classes - Optimist, Topper, RS Tera (Sport Rig), Windsurfers ?, RS Feva XL? Regatta Fleet

Midlands Zone Championships - Draycote SC

Classes - Optimist, Topper, Windsurfers, RS Feva XL, RS Tera (Sport Rig), Regatta Fleet


Scottish Zone Championships - tbc

Welsh Zone Championships - tbc

Northern Ireland Zone Championships - tbc

For more event information please download the information sheet

The 2018 Zone Champs poster will be available to print soon

To enter the event please go to

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