British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships

The event that's got something for everyone
 

 

The BYS Regional Junior Championships event is a festival for all junior sailors who are learning to sail in club boats, through to racing sailors in Recognised Junior Classes. There are three fleets, Championship Fleet, Coached Regatta Fleet and OnBoard Fleet. With the three different fleets there should be something for your level of sailing. Along with prizes for event winners, there will be a range of prizes for sailors exhibiting the British Youth Sailing Values and Behaviours and showing a passion for the sport. There is also the Club Trophy for the club that has the most entries at the event.

This year the event will be held over the weekend of 18th and 19th September 2021 for the Windsurfers and the 25th & 26th September 2021 for dinghies at various venues around the UK. Entry will open in August and last entries will be by September 12th (Windsurfers) 19th (Dinghies). Please enter at Racing Events (rya.org.uk)

So which fleet should you be sailing in?

• Championship Fleet:
Prizes for the top performing junior sailors in each class and Regional Champions.
Racing fleet for each of the BYS Recognised Junior Classes.
Sailors may be also competing at regional open meetings.
May stay afloat all day.
This fleet is an indicator for those who are applying to be in the Regional Training Groups

• Coached Regatta Fleet:
For sailors who can sail around a triangle course and want to start racing.
This fleet will be run by British Youth Sailing Coaches or the equivalent and will be a brilliant learning experience for sailors who want to improve their racing skills.
Racing in BYS Recognised Classes.
Preparation for Championship Fleet next year.
Prizes for BYS Values and Behaviours as well as results.

• OnBoard Fleet:
Run for newer sailors.
Led by local OnBoard instructors.
A regional end-of-season OnBoard festival filled with games, sailing all types of boats and heaps of OnBoard club camaraderie.
Sailing in any suitable class of dinghy
Ideally under 13 aged sailors
2 day event
An end of year regatta for Onboard sailors

Which venue will you go to?

South & South West Regions Junior Championships

18th & 19th September - WPNSA - Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy - Windsurfers - Coaching and Training on Saturday, Racing on Sunday
25th & 26th September – WPNSA – Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy Championship Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, RS Feva XL, Tera (Sport Rig)
Regatta Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, Tera (Sport Rig)
OnBoard Fleet

East Region Junior Championships

18th September -  Datchet Water SC - Windsurfers

25th & 26th September – Grafham SC - Dinghies

Championship Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, RS Feva XL, Tera (Sport Rig), ILCA 4s

Regatta Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, Tera (Sport Rig)
OnBoard Fleet

London & South East Region Junior Championships

18th September - Datchet Water SC - Windsurfers
25th & 26th September - Queen Mary SC - Dinghies

Championship Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, RS Feva XL, Tera (Sport Rig),
Regatta Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, Tera (Sport Rig)
OnBoard Fleet

North Region Junior Championships

18th September - Glossop SC - Windsurfers
25th & 26th September - Derwent Reservoir SC - Dinghies

Championship Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, RS Feva XL, Tera (Sport Rig)
Regatta Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, Tera (Sport Rig)
OnBoard Fleet

Midlands Region Junior Championships – Carsington Sailing Club

18th September - Glossop SC - Windsurfers

25th & 26th September - Carsington SC - Dinghies
Championship Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, RS Feva XL, Tera (Sport Rig),General Handicap
Regatta Fleet – Optimists, Toppers, Tera (Sport Rig)
OnBoard Fleet

Home Countries
Scottish Regional Junior Championships - 25th & 26th September - Loch Tummel SC tbc
Welsh Regional Junior Championships - 25th & 26th September - Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy
Northern Ireland Regional Junior Championships - 25th & 26th September - Carrick Fergus YC

 

John Merricks Sailing Trust

 

We are excited to announce that John Merricks Sailing Trust will be supporting OnBoard again this year. As the Official Charity Partner, the JMST will donate 50 (10 boats/boards per year) single-handed junior pathway boats and boards (Topper, Optimist, Laser 4.7, Bic Techno 293OD) to promising OnBoard sailors, providing them with the opportunity to progress their skills and continue to participate in the sport. The boats will be gifted to promising youngsters who display enthusiasm, drive, talent and commitment to the sport and who may not ordinarily have the opportunity or financial backing to achieve their goals. Each year, at least one young sailor will be selected from each of the nine BYS Regional Junior Championships giving them two years of exclusive use of their own boat donated by the Trust. After which the boats will be returned to the sailor’s original OnBoard club so other young OB sailors can continue to benefit in the future and progress into club and regional racing activities. The boat will be owned by the OnBoard club throughout the loan period.

 

To be considered:

1. OnBoard sailors must compete at one of the BYS Regional Junior Championships in September (and state that they are from OnBoard).  
2. After the event complete an application form and return to RYA OnBoard Application forms will be available at the BYS Regional Junior Championships and will also be available online shortly.

BYS Events

Find out about the BYS flagship events like the Youth Nationals and Eric Twiname Championships