Please select your home edition
Edition
P&B 2018 Dinghy Show 728x90

Last call for Early Bird entries to RYA Youth Nationals 2018

by Suzie Holland, RYA 23 Jan 10:52 GMT 30 March - 6 April 2018
420s during the 2013 RYA Youth Nationals held at Largs © Marc Turner

The countdown to the 2018 RYA Youth Nationals Championships has begun. Competitors have up until 2359 on Wednesday 31 January to sign up for the regatta using the Early Bird entry fee. After this date the standard entry fee will apply to entrants.

For the first time since 2013 the event is returning to Largs in Scotland and hundreds of sailors will be descending on the venue to compete for the Youth National Champion titles between 30 March – 6 April.

Encompassing racing for all youth sailors at any stage on their youth pathway, the event is also the primary selection event for the British Youth Sailing Team for the Youth Sailing World Championships in Corpus Christi, USA in July 2018. For many others the event will form a key part of their selection for RYA UK Youth Squads, with the chance to showcase their skills in a new youth class, while some sailors wil be experiencing their first taste of racing on the national scene in a youth boat.

Sailors can enter one of the following events:

  • Laser Standard – Laser Radial Boys – Laser Radial Girls
  • 420 Boys – 420 Girls – 420 Mixed
  • 29er Boys – 29er Girls – 29er Mixed
  • Nacra 15 Open
To be eligible to compete, all sailors shall be under the age of 21 on 31 December 2018, with the exception of 420 sailors entered in the 2018 GBR 420 Class Association World and Junior European Championship selection events.

For all classes:

  • Early Bird Entry Deadline – midnight Wednesday 31 January 2018
  • Standard Entry Deadline – midnight Sunday 4 March 2018
  • Late Entry Deadline – midnight Sunday 11 March 2018
Enter Here

You can follow the event build-up on the event website, British Youth Sailing Facebook page and on Twitter at @RYAyouthracing. Share your comments with us using #RYAYouths.

Due to an international event clash the RS:X class will not be in Largs in April. A standalone RS:X Youth National Championship is being held at WPNSA from 13 – 15 April 2018. Full event details and entry is now live here.

Land Rover BAR Cap
REPORT OF THE MONTH SPONSORED BY Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd Nominate this article for report of the month for your chance to WIN a Land Rover BAR Cap for yourself and the author of the report that receives the most votes. Just fill in the form below!
Your name

Your email address

Why do you like this report?



Related Articles

Entry opens for 2018 RYA Youth Nationals
To be held at Largs from 30 March to 6 April Entries are now open for the 2018 RYA Youth National Championships at Largs Sailing Club from 30 March – 6 April. Posted on 27 Oct 2017
RYA Youth Nationals at Hayling overall
Winners crowned After five days of challenging racing at the 2017 RYA Youth Nationals, champions have been crowned across 12 classes. Posted on 14 Apr 2017
RYA Youth Nationals at Hayling day 4
The race is on for the podium On arrival to Hayling Island Sailing Club, sailors were greeted with a two-hour postponement onshore before the expected breeze filled in to allow the full schedule of races to be completed on the penultimate day Posted on 13 Apr 2017
RYA Youth Nationals at Hayling day 3
A blustery blast The third of day of the RYA Youth National Championships (8-14 April) brought it with it a change of pace as gusts reaching over 20 knots and choppy waves challenged the fleets. Posted on 12 Apr 2017
RYA Youth Nationals at Hayling day 2
Action packed day in a building breeze Despite a challenging forecast, the fleet launched on time ready for day two of the Youth Nationals. A light wind first race, followed by a large wind shift, culminated in a building breeze across the courses as three races were completed by all classes. Posted on 11 Apr 2017
RYA Youth Nationals at Hayling day 1
The sun shines on a shifty opener The RYA Youth Nationals got off to a flying start as Hayling Island witnessed some superb conditions, with the best of British youth sailing making their mark on the first day of racing (10-14 April). Posted on 10 Apr 2017
Sailors raring to go at Youth Nationals
Boats are rigged, equipment inspected at Hayling Island Boats are rigged, equipment is inspected and sailors have completed their final preparation before racing gets underway tomorrow (Monday 10 April) at the RYA Youth National Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club. Posted on 9 Apr 2017
Single-handed low down
Ahead of the RYA Youth National Championship With racing at the RYA Youth National Championships now just three days away, single-handed sailors are preparing to take to the waters of Hayling Island to compete against the country's top sailors in four classes. Posted on 7 Apr 2017
Young sailors aim for glory
At the RYA Youth National Championship Over 380 young sailors will face a royal audience at the 2017 RYA Youth National Championships, which will get underway at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Monday (10 April). Posted on 7 Apr 2017
Entries now open
For 2017 RYA Youth National Championships Over 300 sailors are expected to descend on Hayling Island, Hampshire when the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar returns to the venue in April for the first time since 2011. Posted on 17 Jan 2017