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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.
  • 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
WINTER 2019/20 - MAIN ENTRY POINT - ALL SAILORS TO APPLY
Kite - UK Youth Squad Winter 2019/20  2nd August 2019 09:00hrs  27th October 2019 23:59hrs  Applications are open! Click here to apply
29er - UK Youth Squad Winter 2019/20 2nd August 2019 09:00hrs  8th September 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
420 - UK Youth Squad Winter 2019/20 2nd August 2019 09:00hrs 6th October 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
Laser Radial - UK Youth Squad Winter 2019/20 2nd August 2019 09:00hrs 29th September 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
Laser Standard - UK Youth Squad Winter 2019/20  2nd August 2019 09:00hrs 29th September 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
Nacra 15 - UK Youth Squad Winter 2019/20 2nd August 2019 09:00hrs  29th September 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
Laser 4.7 - UK Squad Winter 2019/20  2nd August 2019 09:00hrs 29th September 2019 23:59hrs  Applications are open! Click here to apply
Techno - UK Junior Squad Winter 2019/20   2nd August 2019 09:00hrs 6th October 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
Cadet - UK Junior Squad Winter 2019/20 2nd August 2019 09:00hrs 29th September 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
Topper - UK Junior / ITCA (GBR) 5.3 Squads  Winter 2019/20 2nd August 2019 09:00hrs  15th September 2019 23:59hrs  Applications are open! Click here to apply
RS Feva XL - UK Junior Squad

Winter 2019/20

2nd August 2019 09:00hrs  6th October 2019 23:59hrs  Applications are open! Click here to apply
Topper - Zone Squad / ITCA (GBR) 4.2 Squad Winter 2019/20  1st August 2019 09:00hrs  12th October 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
RS Feva XL - Zone Squad  Winter 2019/20  1st August 2019 09:00hrs  29th September 2019 23:59hrs  Applications are open! Click here to apply
Windsurfer - Zone Squad Winter 2019/20  1st August 2019 09:00hrs  29th September 2019 23:59hrs  Applications are open! Click here to apply
Optimist - Zone Squad  Winter 2019/20  1st August 2019 09:00hrs  5th October 2019 23:59hrs Applications are open! Click here to apply
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
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 20120   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 4.7 - UK Junior Squad  Summer 2020 9th March 2020 09:00hrs TBC (23:59hrs)  Applications open Spring 2020 

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