In many ways the simplest form of racing.
One on one competition in any one design boat.
The reality is an extremely challenging dual that test, tactics, strategy, rules knowledge and application, boathandling and teamwork.
RYA Match Racing is a sailors first step towards elite match racing events such as the the Women's or Youth match racing worlds, the Nations Cup and World Match Racing Tour.
The leading World and British match racers, Lucy MacGregor, Ian Williams, Ben Ainslie, Paul Campbell-James, David Carr, and Nick Hutton, began their sailing careers by competing in the National Match Racing Championship.
RYA National Match Racing Championship
|26-27 June||U19 Championships||Elliotts||WPNSA||Enter|
|10-11 July||Summer Match Racing 2||707s||Royal Corinthian YC, Burnham-on-Crouch||Enter|
|4-5 Sept||Harken Youth Championships||Elliotts||WPNSA||Enter|
|11-12 Sept||Marlow Ropes Women's Championships||Elliotts||WPNSA||Enter|
|2-3 Oct||Summer Match Racing 3||RS21s||Poole YC||Enter|
|9-10 Oct||Summer Match Racing 4 (Ceilidh Cup)||Sonars||RN&CYC, Helensburgh||Enter|
|29-31 Oct||National Match Racing Grand Finals||RS21s||QMSC||Invite only|
Online entry ONLY. Each event will require a new login (this can be the same one), as the entry system does not share information between events. Crews are also required to enter online once the skipper has had their entry accepted.
The Championship Grand Final is for British teams by invitation only
Includes amendments 1, 2 & 3
Information on how any damage will be assessed and charged for in lieu of a physical damage deposit
Change of date for Hyde Sails Under 19 Match Racing Championships. Moving all damage notices to separate addendum (A).
Universities wishing to enter the Ceilidh Cup (SMR4) will be allocated one space per university until the earlybird deadline. Correction of entry fee for same event.
change of venue for Summer Match Race 3 to Poole YC; removal of gender rule from Hyde Sails Under 19 championships; confirming that coaches will be on board during
All sailors under the age of 18 must have this form completed before attending the event by their parent or guardian
All skippers must have a World Sailing Sailor ID to enter a match racing event. click the link to fill in the form
Original Notice of Race with no amendments
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Individual event winners since 2009