Recognised Classes

The classes recognised by British Youth Sailing on the junior pathway

With so many classes of boat to choose from, British Youth Sailing focusses its training and resources on a number of key junior and youth classes that offer a range of sailing experiences and that we know can give young sailors a great time and develop their skills. We call these the RYA Recognised Classes with those suitable for under 16s being ‘junior’ and those suitable for under 19s being ‘youth’ classes.


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Racing - BYS junior classes - RS Tera Sport

Racing - BYS junior classes - RS Feva XL

Racing - BYS junior classes - topper

Racing - BYS junior classes - Cadet

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