There is just one week remaining for standard entry into
the 2019 RYA Youth National Championships, the UK’s premier youth sailing
More than 350 youngsters are set to descend on Weymouth
and Portland National Sailing Academy from April 12 to 19 in what is set to be
the biggest Youth Nationals ever held.
Historically the Youth Nationals is contested in British
Youth Sailing’s Recognised Classes – Laser Standard and Radial, 420, 29er,
Nacra 15 and BIC Techno 293 – and remains unchanged in 2019.
The Topper and Laser 4.7 classes will join the line-up
for the first time to attract the country’s strongest junior sailors.
And in another first for the regatta, this year sees the
addition of twin tip and foiling kiteboarding, while the RS Venture Connect,
Hansa 303 and 2.4mR para classes will take part in training.
Standard entries close on March 17, and after that a
higher late entry fee will apply.
Mark Nicholls, the RYA’s Youth Racing Manager, said: "The
2019 RYA Youth National Championships is already shaping up to be one of the
biggest and best we’ve ever had.
“It’s not too late to get your standard entries in, but
time is running out. Make sure you’re part of this incredible event without
having to pay the late entry fee by getting your entry in by March 17.”
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy last
hosted the Youth National Championships in 2015.
The regatta will make use of the world-class facilities
it offers as part of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics.
It will be used as a selection regatta for the Youth
World Championships, which this year takes place in Gydnia, Poland.
Entrants must be aged under 21 on 31 December 2019 with
the exception of the 420, Topper, Twin Tip. Further details of requirements can
be found in the Notice of Race.
For more details about the regatta click here.