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RYANI Radial & Standard Squad 

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Class: Laser Radial

Type: Single Hander

Weight Range: 62-74 kgs

Class: Laser Standard

Type: Single Hander

Weight Range: 74-83kgs


  • To develop sailors who show most potential to progress to GBR or IRL National Squads and support those already in National Squads;
  • To build on skills learnt at Junior level and focus on Long Term Sailor Development principles of Train to Compete;
  • To promote responsibility in sailor’s own development and improvement;
  • To develop physical preparation focused towards sports- performance and injury prevention;
  • To understand how to run a Performance Programme and potentially an Olympic Campaign.

Squad Expectations

  • The following is expected by Squad sailors: Specialization in the Sport of Sailing;
  • 100% Commitment to Squad Training sessions
  • Commitment to Squad Programme Events (UK or international);
  • Commitment to compete at Irish Class Association (ILA) Core events;
  • Training on the water at least 6 sessions per month;
  • Balancing school and other commitments;
  • Undertaking a Fitness Training Programme;
  • Agreeing personal targets and plans with coaches and training to meet those targets.

Squad Sailors will have access to:

  • 12 Squad sessions
  • Fitness tests;
  • Sessions on profiling, setting targets/ goals and planning;
  • Lifestyle management education;
  • Support at key outlined Events;
  • Nutrition information and advice;
  • Anti-Doping information and advice;
  • Access to RYA advice and resources

Squad members of a suitable standard will be supported at selected UK National/ international events.

How to apply

  • Read the Squad Selection Policy;
  • Compete at the outlined indicator series;
  •  Fill out an online application form to register your interest;
  •  Selections normally made in October.

Selection Policy

Youth Squad Selection Policy
Indicator Event Date Venue
Indicator 1
ILCA IRL National Ranking*
Indicator 2
RYANI Youth Championships
24th & 25th September
 Strangford Lough Yacht Club
Indicator 3
ILCA Irish National Championships
18th - 21st August
Galway Bay Sailing Club
Indicator 4
Training and Selection Weekend
15th & 16th October
Carrickfergus Sailing Club

Online Application

*NOTE: Due to the transition nature from junior classes, previous results from other classes will be considered but attendance to the remaining Indicator Events is compulsory. RYANI reserve the right to add further indicator events if the selectors deem it necessary. Racing may be held on the training and selection weekend to help finalise places. Online Application Online Application will be available from 1st September 2016 Training Programme (provisional and subject to change)

Squad Schedule (provisional and subject to change)

Squad Session Dates   Venue
 Radial Squad Orientation  5th November Bangor Grammar School
 Radial Squad Orientation  6th November Carrickfergus SC
Radial Squad 1  12th & 13th November
Carrickfergus SC
Radial Squad 2
26th & 27th November
Carrickfergus SC
Radial Squad 3
Early Spring 2017

Squad Fitness 2 January
Radial Squad 4 Early Spring 2017
Radial Squad 5 Early Spring 2017  
Radial Squad 6 July 2017  

Radial Squad

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