What are Regional Training Groups?

Regional Training Groups are central to the RYA’s plans to reinvigorate junior racing by placing more emphasis on regional and club racing. RTGs promote inclusive and accessible training across the English regions with the ultimate goal of encouraging more young sailors to take up and stay in the sport. Each of the RYA Regions boasts its own RTGs, delivering regional training by expert RYA coaches for all recognised junior classes.

RYA Regional Training Groups are the best way for junior sailors to take that step up from racing in their club to racing nationally or even internationally. Come and meet like-minded sailors from your region and let our coaches help you to become a better sailor.

Over six weekends of on-water coaching and off-water workshops, over 500 young sailors will be developing their skills which they can then put to the test at class events, the Eric Twiname Championships or the RYA Regional Junior Championships. What you learn at the RTGs will be the foundations of a lifetime of successful sailing.

RTGs were introduced to address challenges facing the sport including declining participation at club level, increasing regional disparity, an over-emphasis on results in junior age groups and the increasing costs and environmental impact of training and racing nationally at a young age.

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