Transition project info

Key information about the BYS transition project

We recognise that it can be difficult to make the jump from Youth to Olympic class sailing, which is why we set up transition projects. The programmes are designed around the sailor gaps within our Olympic pathway for future cycles. 


The British Youth Sailing (BYS) Youth to Olympic Transition Projects, known as Transition Project, is designed to enable the best British sailors to develop their racing skills so that they can succeed on the international stage. It is aimed at sailors with the potential for world-class performance transitioning from Youth to Olympic Classes.


The projects are also carefully planned to enable sailors in education and work to complete the training and progress through the programme.



We currently run transition projects in the following programmes:


ILCA 6 (Radial) - Female

ILCA 7 (Standard) - Male

49er - Male

49erFX - Female

iQFOiL - Male and Female


We are currently reviewing our pathway and will be announcing at the end of August 2021 , what classes we plan to projects within over the winter. Please check here for further updates at the end of August 


The training programme

The programme consists coaching days only over the course of the year and there will be opportunities to train up with the British Sailing Squad when sailors are the correct level. The number of days and location of the training depends on the groups level, age and education status. The training is RYA supported , however there will be a small coast associated to the training.