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Honda Youth RIB

Scottish Area Final - Saturday 3rd June 2017 at Port Edgar Marina

RYA Scotland and RYA together with Honda & Highfield are delighted to continue the tradition within this event and offer the opportunity for youngsters 8-16yrs to demonstrate their skills in Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). The emphasis for this event is safe driving and competitors are aware that a 'clean round' may give them the chance to participate in the National Final on Sunday 16th September 2018 at Southampton Boat Show.

Following a succesful event at Port Edgar Watersports in 20717, the 2018 Honda RYA Youth RIB Scottish Area Finals shall return to the venue on Saturday 2nd June 2018. This event is a great chance for young people to take part in a boat handling competition against other young people in Scotland.

photo of Jordan Colley - 13-16 age group Scottish Area Final 2017 Winner

There are two classes for the Area Finals and National event:

  • 8 - 12 yrs - should not have had their 13th birthday before 16th Sept 2018
  • 13 - 16 yrs - should not have had their 17th birthday before 16th Sept 2018

Clubs/organisations/centres should preferably hold heats to select their best and most proficient young power boaters for each age category. Further information, including sample courses, on this can be found in the RYA Honda Youth RIB section of the website.

For the Scottish Area Final, clubs/organisations/centres are able to nominate one competitor for each age group (if you would like to enter more then please get in touch). Nominations/applications forms should be completed and sent to RYA Scotland by Friday 25th May 2018.

Format for the 2018 Event

  • 0930 - 0945hrs - Registration
  • 0945 - 1000hrs - Welcome, introductions and course explanations
  • 1000 - 1300hrs - Honda Youth RIB Competitors Practice Course and Competition Course
  • 1300 - 1330hrs - Paperwork Tidy up
  • 1400hrs approx. - Prize giving

*Programme is subject to change depending on the event and weather conditions

The winners of the two age groups shall represent Scotland at the National Final in Southampton and shall have the chance to win their club, organisation or training centre a new RIB = winner of 8-12 age group will win a Honwave T40 RIB with a Honda BF20 engine and winner of 13-16 age group will win a Highfield 460 RIB with a Honda BF50 engine. 

Partners for the event

RYA and RYA Scotland are delighted that long-standing volunteers Jane Campbell Morrison and Simon Paterson shall be leadin the 'on-the-day) organisation of this event. Once again, the RYA Scotland Powerboat Committee shall be volunteering at the event as will a team from Longcraig Scout Centre. Thanks also to SPR Marine, the clubs, organisations, centres and parents/guardians who will be present on the day.

If you have any questions about the event then please contact RYA Scotland on

You can also contact Jane Campbell Morrison ( or Simon Paterson (

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