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Honda RYA Youth RIB Challenge 

The Honda RYA Youth Rib Championship is a National Championship in which 8 - 16 year old Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) drivers, can demonstrate their skills with the goal of winning a 4.8m RIB for their club.

Clubs, organisations and training centres that wish to participate hold local heats at their premises to determine who they put forward for their Regional Finals.

Local Heats
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.

Regional Finals
The Regional 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 2017 the NW Regional Finals will take place at West Kirby Sailing Club, situated on Sandy Lane, Wirral, CH48 3HZ on Saturday July 15.

There are 15 Regional 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.

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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