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British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships

The RYA Zone Programme explained.

We have changed the name of the Zone Championships to try to truly reflect the nature of the event to British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships. At this event we will be running three fleets, Championship Fleet, Coached Regatta Fleet and Fun OnBoard Fleet. The event as a whole is a festival for all junior sailors who are learning to sail in club boats, through to squad sailors in Recognised Junior Classes. With the three different fleets there should be something for your level of sailing. Along with prizes for event winners, there will be a range of prizes for sailors exhibiting the British Youth Sailing Values and Behaviours and showing a passion for the sport. There is also the Club Trophy for the club that has the most entries at the event. As usual it will be held over the last weekend in September, 29th 30th at venues around the country. Entry will open in July and last entries by 23rd September.

So which fleet should you be sailing in at Regional Junior Championships?

  • Championship Fleet:
    • Prizes for Top Girls and Boys and Regional Champion.
    • Racing fleet for each of the BYS Recognised Junior Classes.
    • Sailors may be also competing at regional open meetings.
    • May stay afloat all day.
    • This fleet is still an indicator for those who want to apply for Zone squads
  • Coached Regatta Fleet
    • For sailors who can sail around a triangle course and want to start racing.
    • This fleet will be run by Zone coaches or the equivalent and will be a brilliant learning experience for sailors who want to improve their racing skills.
    • Racing in BYS Recognised Classes.
    • Preparation for Championship Fleet next year.
    • Prizes for BYS Values and Behaviours as well as results.
  • Fun OnBoard Fleet
    • Run for newer sailors.
    • Led by local OnBoard instructors.
    • A regional end-of-season OnBoard festival filled with games, sailing all types of boats and heaps of OnBoard club camaraderie.
    • Sailing in any suitable class of dinghy
    • Ideally under 13 aged sailors
    • 1 or 2 day entry
    • An end of year regatta for Onboard sailors

The venues and classes are as follows:

South & South West Regions Junior Championships - WPNSA

Classes - Optimist, Topper, RS Tera (Sport Rig), RS Feva XL, Windsurfers, Regatta Fleet, OnBoard Fleet

East Region Junior Championships - Grafham Water SC

Classes - Optimist, Topper, RS Tera (Sport Rig), RS Feva XL, Regatta Fleet, OnBoard Fleet

London & South East Region Junior Championships - Queen Mary SC

Classes - Optimist, Topper, Windsurfers, RS Feva XL, RS Tera (Sport Rig), Regatta Fleet, OnBoard Fleet

North Region Junior Championships - Ullswater

Classes - Optimist, Topper, RS Tera (Sport Rig), RS Feva XL, Regatta Fleet, OnBoard Fleet

Midlands Region Junior Championships - Draycote SC

Classes - Optimist, Topper, Windsurfers, RS Feva XL, RS Tera (Sport Rig), Regatta Fleet, OnBoard Fleet

Scottish Regional Junior Championships - tbc

Welsh Regional Junior Championships - tbc

Northern Ireland Regional Junior Championships - tbc

For more event information please download the information sheet

The 2018 Zone Champs poster is available to print

To enter the event please go to http://www.rya.org.uk/racing-events/Pages/hub.aspx

For JMST information please see selection policy and information pages

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