Dinghy Racing
09 Aug 2021

Click above to link to the RYANI Youth Championships and Schools Cup 2022 Webpage

Youth Championships

The RYA Northern Ireland runs the annual Youth Championships and Schools Cup in the Autumn of each year across a number of classes.

About the event

The RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships have been held since 1989.  The event is held annually in the Autumn and is designed to both allow young competitors to compete with the best local sailors and also introduce younger competitors to a large, multi-class regatta.  Up to 164 competitors have entered the even in recent years.


Racing will normally be available for a number of classes, where numbers permit, including:

  • ILCA 4 & ILCA 6
  • 420s
  • 29ers
  • Topper 5.3
  • Topper 4.2
  • Optimist
  • RS feva XL

A regatta fleet is also part of the event where less experienced sailors can race under the guidance of a race coach.


Young sailors can compete for individual class prizes, but also for the overall RYANI Youth Championship titles:

  • Youth Champion
  • Male Youth Champion
  • Female Youth Champion
  • Junior Male Champion
  • Junior Female Champion
  • Northern Ireland Schools Cup
  • Northern Ireland Club Trophy