The countdown to the 2018 RYA Youth Nationals Championships has begun. Competitors have up until 2359 on Wednesday 31 January to sign up for the regatta using the Early Bird entry fee. After this date the standard entry fee will apply to entrants.
For the first time since 2013 the event is returning to Largs in Scotland and hundreds of sailors will be descending on the venue to compete for the Youth National Champion titles between 30 March - 6 April.
Encompassing racing for all youth sailors at any stage on their youth pathway, the event is also the primary selection event for the British Youth Sailing Team for the Youth Sailing World Championships in Corpus Christi, USA in July 2018. For many others the event will form a key part of their selection for RYA UK Youth Squads, with the chance to showcase their skills in a new youth class, while some sailors will be experiencing their first taste of racing on the national scene in a youth boat.
Sailors can enter one of the following events:
Laser Standard - Laser Radial Boys - Laser Radial Girls
420 Boys - 420 Girls - 420 Mixed
29er Boys - 29er Girls - 29er Mixed
Nacra 15 Open
To be eligible to compete, all sailors shall be under the age of 21 on 31 December 2018, with the exception of 420 sailors entered in the 2018 GBR 420 Class Association World and Junior European Championship selection events.
For all classes:
Early Bird Entry Deadline - midnight Wednesday 31 January 2018
Standard Entry Deadline - midnight Sunday 4 March 2018
Late Entry Deadline - midnight Sunday 11 March 2018
You can follow the event build-up on the event website, British Youth Sailing Facebook page and on Twitter at @RYAyouthracing. Share your comments with us using #RYAYouths.
Due to an international event clash the RS:X class will not be in Largs in April. A standalone RS:X Youth National Championship is being held at WPNSA from 13 - 15 April 2018. Full event details and entry is now live. Enter Here.