Class Recognition

Classes 

The RYA grants certain types of classes recognition based upon their contribution to the RYA Youth Racing Programme. Recognition is determined by the RYA Youth Steering Group, who make recommendations for recognition status to the RYA Racing Committee.

 There are three types of recognition:

  • Pathway Classes: These are classes which the RYA Youth Steering Group believe most effectively develop the necessary skills, knowledge and experience sailors require to successfully progress into Youth and Olympic racing. They will demonstrate this by consistently feeding (relatively) large numbers of sailors into RYA Transition Training, National Youth Squad Programmes and later into Olympic Development and Performance Programmes. 
  • Supported Classes: These are the classes which the RYA Youth Steering Group believe may develop the necessary skills, knowledge and experience sailors require to successfully progress into Youth and Olympic racing. They will demonstrate this by consistently feeding smaller numbers of sailors into RYA Transition Training, National Youth Squad Programmes and later into Olympic Development and Performance Programmes. 
  • Recognised Classes: These are classes that the RYA Youth Steering Group recognise as providing good quality, safe and effective race training and competition, using qualified and competent personnel. They are well placed to enable sailors to progress their racing skills and enjoy a lifetime with the sport.

In addition to the type of Recognition, the RYA also determines the age category that it believes a class is best suited for. As a result, a class will be designated as principally being most suitable for sailors who are normally under 16 years of age (Junior Classes) or most suitable for those sailors who are under 19 years of age (Youth Classes).  

Please click on the pictures below to link directly to the related class association website for more information.

Junior Classes

  • Pathway

BIC Techno                     Topper                           Laser 4.7                     Optimist

 BIC TechnoTopperLaser 4.7Optimist

  •  Supported

RS Feva XL                                

RS Feva

  • Recognised

Cadet                                  Mirror

CadetMirror

  Topper 4.2                                   RS Tera

Topper 4.2           RS Tera

Youth Classes

  •  Pathway

RS:X                               Laser Standard              Laser Radial

RS:XLaser StandardLaser Radial

420                                   29er

42029er

  •  Recognised     

Spitfire        

 Spitfire

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Article Published: July 22, 2011 12:27

Article Updated: September 11, 2014 10:43

 

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