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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

  • The British Youth Sailing Team Youth Squad 2019 applications are now CLOSED.
  • Laser 4.7 Summer Review Point: Due to the proximity of the Laser 4.7 European Championships, selectors will review the Laser 4.7 squad after the Primary Indicator (RYA Youth National Championships).  This is the earliest possible point to potentially make changes to the squad and give adequate time for planning in order to make arrangements for the 4.7 Europeans in France.  The Secondary Indicator will still be considered as a back-up, but it is very close to the Europeans.  However, it is still possible to consider results from this event as the review point covers the "summer" team which is for both the European and World Championships - and the Worlds are much later; August.  For non squad sailors notifying their interest, this has now closed
  • 2019 Topper Irish Nationals Selection Policy has now been published. This can be found here.
  • Techno European Championships, Israel - RYA information & Recommendations can be found here
  • 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships Selection NEW Update - following a review of programme support to the WS Youth Championships 2019 changes have been made to the Youth Worlds training programme. Information can be found here, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. For reference the published policy can be found here.
  • 2020 and 2021 RYA Youth Physical Profiling - Dates have been ammended. More information can be found here
  • A revision of the BYS Notice of Selection has been published
    Click here to view.  This policy covers the period September/October 2018 (which has clearly passed) and also April 2019.  A new policy will then be published in the Spring (for September/October 2019 and April 2020).  Future Notices of Selection will be published in the Spring
  • BYS Values & Behaviours - can be found here
  • RYA UK Youth Squads - for the latest Selection policies, please click here
  • RYA UK Junior Squads - for the latest Selection policies, please click here
  • RYA UK Zone Squads - for the latest Selection policies, please click here
  • Junior to Youth Transition - information and registration can be found here.
  • New "Guide to finding a coach" for parents can be found here