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The RYANI Open Pathway Training (OPT) is open to all sailors under the age of 16 in Topper, Optimist and Laser 4.7 classes. Training may also be provided for U19s in the Laser and 420 classes.

Training is aimed primarily at those sailors who wish to develop their racing skills with a Squad coach in order to help them gain a good understanding of racing within the class and  to go on to compete at open class events and the RYANI Youth Championships and looking to join the RYANI Performance Pathway.

Some of the Open Pathway Training Days are planned around or in conjunction with Class Associations. Please ensure you check class association webpages for further opportunities.

Sailors should be at RYA Start Racing level and be able to confidently and competently sail in a force 4 and stronger.


Daily Format

Sessions will start with a briefing at 10 am and end at around 4.30 pm.  Sailors should be rigged to get on the water as soon as possible in the morning. 

Training gear (trainers etc) is also essential for on shore sessions/alternatives. Sailors should bring their own packed lunch. 


RYA members: £20.00/day

non RYA members: £25.00/ day

Why Join the RYA?

Participants must complete the  Parent Consent form and pay online for each venue.

Schedule 2019

 Class Dates Venue Sign up
 Topper 7th September East Antrim Boat Club topper-open-pathway-training-saturday-7-september-registration-69179611079
 Laser 14th September Strangford Lough Yacht Club laser-open-pathway-training-14th-september-2019-registration-71034781945
 420  15th September

Strangford Lough Yacht Club



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