We have seen a great turnout at the Northwest Junior and Youth Traveller series events, with three completed so far, and the next event at Winsford Sailing Club on the 3rd of June already sold out. However, with 6 more events after Winsford to go and 5 events needed to qualify for the overall series you still have time to get involved.
You can find all of the details here: https://www.rya.org.uk/gbni/north-west/junior-and-youth-traveller-series
Entries are also open for the British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships, which will see our dinghy sailors, show off their skills in the waters of the Lake District at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club on the 17-18 June. Meanwhile aspiring windsurfers are invited to Glossop Sailing Club in the Peak District on 10th June.
The British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships offer something for everyone, so whether you are a rookie or an experienced racer wanting to test your skills this is a true festival of sailing.
You can find all the details in guide to the North festival of junior sailing. Please do share the details with parents at your club and encourage your junior sailors to take
Let’s also not forget the National Junior Southport 12 Hour Race at Southport is fast approaching. With just one month to go until the long-waited return of the race at Southport Marine Lake I can’t wait. Do support Southport and make sure you have a team entered and ready, each club, class or junior association can enter a team and compete with other clubs nationwide.
May has also seen the second event in our Senior Traveller series take place at Burwain Sailing Club, with the next event just over a week away at Bolton Sailing Club. The Sailability series also returns to Bolton on the same day, for more information on this series, contact Disability Development Officer James Wheeldon.
The Senior traveller Series is for anyone aged 50+ with just £5 entry payable on the day. Here is a reminder of the upcoming events in the series.
June 6th- Bolton Sailing Club
June 27th- Hollingworth Sailing Club
July 18th- Southport Sailing Club
September 5th- Delph Sailing Club
September 26th- Elton Sailing Club
RYA Dinghy Cruise- 9th June
Big thanks to Royal Windermere Yacht Club, the host venue, who kindly support the event by loaning facilities and powerboats. If you have not yet registered and would like to take part. Register
RYA Dinghy Instructor Course at Ullswater Yacht Club- 10th-14th July
Let me finish this month's article, but saying a big well-done to the winner of the Spring Photography competition- Jane Warner. The judges thought the photo from the Youth and Junior Adventure Day at Ullswater Yacht Club was brilliant and really captured the joy of the day. We were overwhelmed by the number of entries to the competition, so a big thank you to everyone for entering.
Ullswater Yacht Club- Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy 1-2 July
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club CraftInsure Bass Week 5-13th August.