hero - wide shot of young people participating in a dinghy race on a larger body of water

RYA Youth National Championships

30 March - 5 April 2024 | Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy

The UK's premiere youth sailing regatta

The prestigious RYA Youth National Championships is the highlight of the youth racing calendar. The event offers a chance for the country’s most promising young racers to go head-to-head in a week of fun, competitive action.

Historically the Youth Nationals is contested in British Youth Sailing’s Recognised Classes, including the ILCA 6 and 7, 420, 29er, and Nacra 15. However, it now includes the foiling classes!

The results are used to select the British Youth Sailing Team, who will represent Great Britain at international regattas. This includes the Youth World Championships as well as the domestic youth squad for the year ahead.

Entries have now closed. 

Stay informed

Stay up to date with all the latest event updates, results and news on the event site and our Facebook and Instagram.


We depend on volunteers to help us ensure our events run smoothly. Whether you prefer staying ashore or want to get afloat, there's a role for everyone! 

Find out more and express your interest.