The junior programme

Enabling young racers to develop their skills and progress into youth racing

Junior classes

The Recognised Classes supported by BYS for younger racers

Regional Training Groups

Regional training delivered by expert RYA coaches for all recognised junior classes

Key dates

Find out where and when training is taking place

Latest updates

Stay in the loop with all the latest news from British Youth Sailing

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Find out about our key regattas and events like the BYS Regional Junior Championships

Thinking about changing class? We have all the information you need to explain the process for junior sailors and their parents

Want to discover how be quicker round the race course? Head to the RYA Dinghy Racing Channel for our top tips

Funding and education

Details of our funding partners, including how to source local funding and how to apply to the programmes

Top tips for parents

Key information for supporting your young racer

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Club Information
BYS Clubs

The RYA works in partnership with sailing clubs through the British Youth Sailing Recognised Club Programme to help them establish and grow junior race training

How to become a BYS Recognised Club

All the information a club needs to make the step to join the Performance pathway

BYS Windsurf Recognised Club

Join the windsurfing club revolution

Policies and procedures

Our overarching guidance that supports junior and youth racing and training


Information and advice to make our sport safe and fun

Who is who

Your key contacts in British Youth Sailing