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British Youth Sailing

Providing opportunities for young dinghy sailors and windsurfers to develop their racing talent towards Olympic Classes sailing, the RYA's British Youth Sailing programme is the envy of the world!

Latest News

  • ET Championships 2021 - Entries will open at 10am on Monday 19th April for all invited sailors. The Notice of Race can be found here.
  • 2021 World Sailing Youth Worlds Update: We would like to draw your attention to the following decision, the 2021 RYA Youth National Championships will be used as the selection event for the World Sailing Youth Championships 2021, which is due to be held in Oman during December. Once World Sailing have released a Notice of Race then the RYA can release a Notice of Selection. As soon as we have any further information, we will update this page and inform all Youth Classes.
  • 2021 RYA Youth Nationals Update - We are delighted to confirm the Dates and venues for all classes for the 2021 RYA Youth Nationals Championships are confirmed. The main event taking place at Plymouth Youth Sailing will run from the 8th-15th August with race days for the following classes: ILCA 6/7 - 9th-12th, 420 – 9th-13th, Nacra 15 - 9th-13th, 29er – 10th-13th (with a Sprint Series taking place on Monday 9th) and Windsurf (Foiling) – 13th-15th August. The Kite Foiling Class will run at Edge Watersports in Exmouth on the 17th-19th August. Keep an eye out for further details in the coming weeks where we will share the event website and publish the NOR. Entries for the events will open on Monday 26th April 2021 at 10am!
  • DiSE Programme 2021-23 Cohort - please refer to our DiSE page for more information here
  • 2021 RYA Youth Nationals update - The dates are now confirmed for the postponed 2021 Youth National Championships. More details can be found here. Some useful information on local accommodation can be found here.
  • RYA British Youth Sailing Communication Policy - has been updated v.2  Please refer here our Policies page.
  • Youth Performance Squads applications are now closed.
  • Profiling will no longer take place on 13th-14th February 2021 due to current governmental guidelines, further details will follow soon.
  • 2020-21 Youth Selection Policy has been released. Please click HERE for the Selection Policy and HERE for the supported events and squad sizes.
  • Youth to Olympic Transition Project - We are excited to announce our Transition to Olympic Class project, please click HERE for more information on how to apply.  Please note that applications are now closed.
  • Latest Laser 4.7 training information can be found HERE
  • 2020 International Competition - Please click here for an update letter on our position regarding international events for 2020. Please note this may be updated from time to time. If/when it is updated an update note will be added.
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