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British Youth Sailing Squads

Squads offer eligible young sailors an opportunity to develop skills at an appropriate stage through World Class coaching and support.  Find out more about the different squads by using the navigation on the left.

Squad Applications

  • If you are applying for a Youth Squad place, please ensure you read this in conjunction with the Profiling page here which provides more information.
  • Please ensure you read the Notice of Selection regarding eligibility, including the indicators that have been set for the squad.  You can access the Notice of Selection for the relevant level of the pathway by clicking the relevant to the left of this page under 'Information' and then opt for 'Selection'. 
  • All sailors including current squad sailors will need to apply (see below) to join the squad at the main entry point for the winter.  For the summer review (Youth and Laser 4.7 only), only non squad sailors will need to apply.  If you wish to remain in that same squad following the review, you will not need to apply, however if you are a squad sailor wishing to progress to a different squad, you will need to apply for the squad you wish to join.
  • Applicants are normally notified within 2 weeks of the final indicator via email. 
  • Please note that double handed sailors must apply using the same application; providing helm and crew details under the one application.  Please do not submit separate applications for helm and crew for one boat.  If offered a place, this will be per sailor, therefore acceptance must be done per sailor regardless of being double handed or single handed.
  • Any queries, please email youth.racing@rya.org.uk

SQUAD ENTRY PHASE  APPLICATION START DATE APPLICATION END DATE APPLICATION STATUS
SUMMER 2020 - REVIEW POINT. ONLY SAILORS WHO ARE NOT IN THE RELEVANT SQUAD NEED TO APPLY.  SAILORS IN THAT CURRENT SQUAD WISHING TO REMAIN DO NOT APPLY 
Kite - UK Youth Squad  Summer 2020   9th March 2020 09:00hrs  TBC (23:59hrs)   Applications open Spring 2020 
420 - UK Youth Squad  Summer 2020    9th March 2020 09:00hrs  TBC (23:59hrs)  Applications open Spring 2020  
29er - UK Youth Squad  Summer 2020 9th March 2020 09:00hrs  TBC (23:59hrs)   Applications open Spring 2020 
Nacra 15 - UK Youth Squad Summer 2020 9th March 2020 09:00hrs  TBC (23:59hrs)  Applications open Spring 2020  
Laser Radial - UK Youth Squad  Summer 2020 9th March 2020 09:00hrs   TBC (23:59hrs)  Applications open Spring 2020 
Laser Standard - UK Youth Squad  Summer 2020 9th March 2020 09:00hrs  TBC (23:59hrs)  Applications open Spring 2020 
Laser 4.7  Summer 2020 9th March 2020 09:00hrs  TBC (23:59hrs)  Applications open Spring 2020 
WINTER 2020/21 - MAIN ENTRY POINT - ALL SAILORS TO APPLY
SQUAD  ENTRY PHASE  APPLICATION START DATE APPLICATION END DATE APPLICATION STATUS
Kite - UK Youth Squad Winter 2020/21  3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC Applications are closed
29er - UK Youth Squad Winter 2020/21 3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC Applications are closed
420 - UK Youth Squad Winter 2020/21 3rd August 2020 09:00hrs TBC Applications are closed
Laser Radial - UK Youth Squad Winter 2020/21 3rd August 2020 09:00hrs TBC Applications are closed
Laser Standard - UK Youth Squad Winter 2020/21  3rd August 2020 09:00hrs TBC Applications are closed
Nacra 15 - UK Youth Squad Winter 2020/21 3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC Applications are closed
Laser 4.7 - UK Squad Winter 2020/21  3rd August 2020 09:00hrs TBC  Applications are closed
Techno - UK Junior Squad Winter 2020/21   3rd August 2020 09:00hrs TBC Applications are closed
Cadet - UK Junior Squad Winter 2020/21 3rd August 2020 09:00hrs TBC Applications are closed
Topper - UK Junior / ITCA (GBR) 5.3 Squads  Winter 2020/21 3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC Applications are closed
RS Feva XL - UK Junior Squad

Winter 2020/21

3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC  Applications are closed
Topper - Zone Squad / ITCA (GBR) 4.2 Squad Winter 2020/21  3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC Applications are closed
RS Feva XL - Zone Squad  Winter 2020/21  3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC  Applications are closed
Windsurfer - Zone Squad Winter 2020/21  3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC  Applications are closed
Optimist - Zone Squad  Winter 2020/21  3rd August 2020 09:00hrs  TBC Applications are closed

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