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RYA Scotland Performance Teams

If you think you have the potential to be the next Scottish sailor on the Olympic podium and you are committed to working hard, improving yourself as an athlete and pushing the limits then the Performance Team route is for you!

The RYA Scotland Performance Team is the pinnacle of the Junior and Youth Performance Pathway in Scotland. Those selected for the Team will have demonstarted ability inline with the British Youth Sailing 5 critical success factors and will reuglary display the British Sailing Team Values and Behaviours. The team will be offered the opportunity to attend 6 training camps that will focus on building upon the skills and support necessary to help them progress along their sailing journey. 

Our expert coaches in each class will provide a programme of activity throughout the year to help improve not only the teams sailing skills but their development as individual athletes.

As part of the Performance Team, sailors will be expected to attend certain national events and additional fitness workshops.

The following 2019/20 Scotland Performance Teams have now been selected for the

  • Topper
  • Optimist
  • Laser 

Standards are high, applications for the 2020/21 Performance Teams will be open throughout the summer with offers being made by early September.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Toynbee, our Performance Manager.

Techno Team

  • Techno

The 2019/20 RYA Scotland Techno Team supports up and coming talent from the T15 initiative. The teams main focus is to further develop young windsurfers with the racing skills needed to progress along their racing journey towards GBR Teams.

Applications for 2019/20 are now closed and the season is underway. Watch this space for 2020/21 applications.

Invitational Training

  • 420
  • 29er

This season (2019-20) the RYA Scotland will be running Invitational training for 29er and 420 sailors demonstrating the potential to progress to a Performance Team level the following year (2020-21). The invitational training has been designed to compliment the Class Academy programme and reflect the level of the sailors currently competing in these classes.

Invitation to these weekends will be a combined decision made by the RYA Scotland Performance Sailing Officer and Performance Manager and will be based on the criteria detailed below:  

Sailors will:

  1. Be committed to the RYA Scotland Class Academy programme and Events
  2. Be teamed up in an established pairing
  3. Be competing at national events and/or participating in national open training
  4. Have a primary place of residence in Scotland  
  5. Demonstrate the British Youth Sailing Values and Behaviours  

Please note all decisions made are final and shall not be challenged.  Invitation to this additional training is fluid and will occur on an individual training weekend basis (at least one month prior to the training date). If you are not invited the first time around please do not be disheartened, this offers an opportunity for you as a sailor to contact the Performance Sailing Officer or Performance Manager to discuss areas for improvement in preparation for the next opportunity. 





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