countdown is on to the 2018 RYA Youth National Championships - and with just a
month to go, time is running out to get your entry in.
regatta promises to be the highlight of the youth sailing season, with a week
of racing taking place in the waters of picturesque Largs, Scotland, from 30
March to 6 April.
than 215 sailors have already been submitted, a rise on last year's figures, guaranteeing
the regatta is going to be one you don't want to miss.
looks stiff yet again as some of the 2017 medallists return to take to the
start line alongside regional youth champions from across the country.
newcomers looking to challenge them for a spot on the podium, plus a host of
prizes thanks to British Youth Sailing clothing supplier Musto, the 2018 Youth
Nationals is an event on every young racer's calendar.
well as being a celebration of young British sailing talent, the 2018 RYA Youth
National Championships is also a chance to qualify for the British Youth
Sailing Team that will attend the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships in
Corpus Christi, USA, in July this year.
Youth Nationals is always a big event on the calendar for us and presents a
fantastic opportunity to really test yourself against sailors from all over the
country," said Mark Nicholls, the RYA's Youth Racing Manager.
is a great venue and all competitors will learn valuable lessons to take forward
throughout their lifetime in the sport. If any young racers are thinking about
entering, my advice would be to do it for the experience alone."
deadline for standard entry for the RYA Youth National Championships is
midnight on Sunday 4 March. The fee for entries submitted after that time rises
to £200 for single-handers and £250 for double-handers.
entries received after midnight on March 11 will also be subject to a 10 per
cent administration charge on top of the late entry fee.
To enter the
2018 RYA Youth National Championships click
here. You can follow the event build-up on
Youth Sailing Facebook page and on Twitter at @RYAyouthracing. Share your comments
with us using #RYAYouths.
to the Youth Nationals, British Youth Sailing will be at the RYA Dinghy Show
this weekend (March 3 and 4) to explain to visitors how to get into dinghy
racing and become part of our world-leading development programme.
winners of Musto's Junior Riders competition, searching for young sailors who
epitomise British Youth Sailing's core values, will also be announced at the
RYA Dinghy Show. Join
us at stand G23 in the West Hall as we celebrate all that's great about youth