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RYA Scotland Development 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 Development Team route is for you!


The RYA Scotland Development Team is the pinnacle of the Junior and Youth Performance Pathway in Scotland, acting as the next step after Class Academy involvement. Those selected for the team will be offered the opportunity to attend 6 residential camps that will focus on building upon the skills and support necessary for GBR Squad Selection.

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

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

The following 2018/19 Scotland Development Teams are now open for application here

  • Topper
  • Optimist
  • Laser
  • 420
  • 29er

*Please ensure when selecting the 'squad' you are applying for you scroll down on the drop down menu to 'Scotland Development ...'.  Please submit your applications by noon on Tuesday 18th September, 2018.

The 2018/19 RYA Scotland Techo Team is now open for application by completing and returning the application form attached on this page to Please refer to the selection policy and privacy statement found under the 'Selection' tab before completing this application.

Standards are high, applications for the Development Teams will be open throughout the summer with offers being made late September/early October.  If you have any questions, please contact Abbie Hewitt, our High Performance Manager.

Entry is now open for the two indicator events noted within the selection policy.  

    22/23rd September, RYA Techno Team Selection Training Event: Monikie

    28/29th September, RYA Scotland Junior and Youth Championships: Helensburgh


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