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A sea change for the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019

by Becky Gilbert-Wood 14 Nov 2018 18:08 GMT 5-7 July 2019
Hansa sailing at Weymouth © RYA

Now in its 11th year, the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019 will be held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) from 05-07 July 2019.

Home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the WPNSA, who will be hosting the event in partnership with Chesil Sailability, offers both world-class on-shore facilities, as well as some of the best sailing waters on the planet. Clean winds, sheltered waters and weak tides make Weymouth Harbour the perfect location for this 'sea change'.

First staged in 2007, the regatta is now the UK's biggest disability sailing event of its kind and will see sailors of varying abilities take to the water for a memorable weekend of sailing and socialising.

Competitors range from those who have competed at an international level to beginners just getting started, as they come together in a celebration of everything that is possible on the water.

With a change of venue and date, the reformatted event will include the usual fleet racing and Ken Ellis Pursuit Race alongside new opportunities to try sailing and try racing.

RYA Sailability Manager, Joff McGill said: "We are delighted to announce the new format for the 2019 RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta. Rotating the venue will allow us to add in some new elements, offering something different year on year. This year's move to the WPNSA will provide the opportunity to sail on the sea – a first for many of the sailors.

He continued: "We are so grateful to both Rutland Sailability and Rutland Sailing Club for their support over the years, without them the Multiclass wouldn't be what it is today and I have no doubt we will be back in the future."

For over 10 years, the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta has been inspirational for many sailors, encouraging them to move onwards in the sport and to achieve greater personal goals.

Save the date and look out for further information in the coming months at www.rya.org.uk/go/MulticlassRegatta19

For more information on Sailability visit rya.org.uk/go/sailability

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