Clubs, organisations and training centres that wish to participate hold local heats at their premises to determine who they put forward for their Area (regional) Finals.
Any club, organisation or training centre that wishes to participate can hold a local heat.
The club/organisation/training centre runs a competition at their premises, using their own boats, from which the club/organisation/training centre will put forward their winners, to their Regional Final, in one or both of the age categories.
The Area Finals, are held at clubs/organisations/training centres with suitable facilities. The RYA helps the club organise the event and attends to the logistics and administration needed to run the Regional Final. Where possible the RYA will attend and support the event with promotional materials and two Honda powered Ribcraft to be used by the competitors.
In 2018 the NW Area Finals will take place at West Kirby Sailing Club, situated on Sandy Lane, Wirral, CH48 3HZ on Saturday 21 July.
There are 15 Area Finals and the winner in each age group (8-12 years and 13-16 years) takes part in the National Finals which are held at Southampton International Boat Show in September of each year. This year they will be on Sunday 16 September
For more information on the Honda Youth Rib Challenge, how to run heats, the course & how to get involved please visit
the Honda Youth Rib website.
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