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British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships

At this is an unusual year we are running a slightly different event! We will be running a Championship Fleet for racing at several venues. 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 we have issues with limited clubs being able to hold events, the event will be held over the last 2 weekends in September, with various classes in different venues so please check carefully where you should be entering. Many venues have limited numbers to allow for social distancing. We are hoping to open entry mid to late August with last entries either when capacity has been reached or the weekend before the event.

  • 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 an indicator for those who are applying to be in the Regional Training Groups 
  • OnBoard: For any OnBoard Fleet information please go to https://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/onboard/Pages/BYS-Regional-Junior-Championships.aspx

The venues and classes are as follows:

South & South West Regions Junior Championships

26th & 27th September Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Portsmouth South Windsurfing Regional Junior Championships - Windsurfers 3.5, 4.5, 5.8, Bic Techno 6.8 & 7.8.

19th & 20th September WPNSA South West Windsurfing Regional Junior Championships - Windsurfers 3.5, 4.5, 5.8, Bic Techno 6.8 & 7.8.

Saturday 26th September WPNSA - Topper and RS Feva XL

Sunday 27th September WPNSA - Optimists and RS Tera (Sport Rig)

East Region Junior Championships -

Saturday 19th September Datchet SC - Windsurfers 3.5, 4.5, 5.8, Bic Techno 6.8 & 7.8

Saturday 26th September Grafham SC - Topper and RS Feva XL

Sunday 27th September Grafham SC - Optimists and RS Tera (Sport Rig)

London & South East Region Junior Championships - Datchet Water SC

Saturday 19th September - Windsurfers 3.5, 4.5, 5.8, Bic Techno 6.8 & 7.8

Saturday 26th September - Topper and RS Feva XL

Sunday 27th September - Optimists and RS Tera (Sport Rig)

North Region Junior Championships - venues see below

Saturday 19th September Glossop SC - Windsurfers 4.5, 5.8, Bic Techno 6.8 & 7.8

Saturday 26th September Ullswater YC - Topper and RS Feva XL - CANCELLED

Sunday 27th September Ullswater YC - Optimists and RS Tera (Sport Rig) - CANCELLED

Midlands Region Junior Championships - venues see below

Saturday 19th September Burton SC - Windsurfers 4.5, 5.8, Bic Techno 6.8 & 7.8

Saturday 26th September - Topper and Optimists

Home Countries

Scottish Regional Junior Championships - Largs

Welsh Regional Junior Championships - Plas Heli

Northern Ireland Regional Junior Championships - Ballyholme YC

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

John Merricks Sailing Trust

  We are excited to announce that John Merricks Sailing Trust will be supporting OnBoard again this year. As the Official Charity Partner, the JMST will donate 50 (10 boats/boards per year) single-handed junior pathway boats and boards (Topper, Optimist, Laser 4.7, Bic Techno 293OD) to promising OnBoard sailors, providing them with the opportunity to progress their skills and continue to participate in the sport. The boats will be gifted to promising youngsters who display enthusiasm, drive, talent and commitment to the sport and who may not ordinarily have the opportunity or financial backing to achieve their goals. Each year, at least one young sailor will be selected from each of the nine BYS Regional Junior Championships giving them two years of exclusive use of their own boat donated by the Trust. After which the boats will be returned to the sailor’s original OnBoard club so other young OB sailors can continue to benefit in the future and progress into club and regional racing activities. The boat will be owned by the OnBoard club throughout the loan period. To be considered: 1.      OnBoard sailors must compete at one of the BYS Regional Junior Championships in September (and state that they are from OnBoard).   2.      After the event complete an application form and return to RYA OnBoard Application forms will be available at the BYS Regional Junior Championships and will also be available online shortly.

For JMST information please see go to https://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/onboard/clubs-and-centres/Pages/john-merricks-sailing-trust.aspx

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