Please select your home edition
Edition
Ocean Elements 2018
Product Feature
Rain and Sun 49er Cover
Rain and Sun 49er Cover

RLymYC team attend the Royal London Yacht Club Etchells Youth Academy 2019

by Vicky Leen 7 Feb 13:36 GMT

A young keelboat team from Lymington are attending four training camps in Cowes in bid to win the use of a fully funded Etchells for the Cowes 2019 racing season. The four training camps include intensive training both on and off the water and on-board coaching from current racing sailors and coaches. The team will attend a selection weekend on March 30/31 in Cowes.

Successful teams will be granted the use of an Etchells for the entire season and will attend events including The Etchells Class Europeans, Cowes Week and The Etchells Class Nationals

The young team are led by team captain, Robby Boyd (bow/jib trim) with Hattie Rogers (helm), Max Crowe (mainsheet/tactics) and Henry Collison (spinnaker trim/navigation)

'The opportunity to hone our inshore keelboat skills against some of the best sailors in the world is a challenge we are up for. We believe we have a chance of securing one of the boats on offer and hope to continue with this program into the future' said Hattie Rogers.

Robby and Henry were both introduced to the Academy last year when sailing in a team which included fellow Lymington sailor Nik Froud. At the 2018 Etchells Class Europeans, Nik and Henry sailed in a team that achieved the outstanding result of first Corinthian and Youth boat.

The driving force behind the academy is Cowes Etchells Class Captain David Franks. David, with head coach David Bedford, have been running the program since 2011. Many sailors have gone on to both sail with local owners and Internationally.

RLymYC Commodore Roger Garlick said: 'David Franks' generosity, support from the Royal London Yacht Club and The Etchells Class coaches and volunteers have created a unique opportunity for rising stars to learn and excel against world class talent. As a club, our future is the young and we actively encourage young talent into keelboat racing. The club is pleased to contribute to the training fees and are proud they are representing the RLymYC'

More information here.

Related Articles

Optimist Spring Series at Lymington
Two races held on Sunday after lack of wind stops Saturday racing The Optimist Spring series kicked off at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club with Saturday, March 30th forecast showing little hope of racing. Posted on 13 Apr
Project Crew Match at Royal Lymington
Non-members welcome to find out about crewing opportunities on 13th April The Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) will be hosting its annual Open Morning and 'Crew Match' on Saturday 13 April from 10.00 – 13.00 at its Bath Road Clubhouse to introduce the fun of boating to a wider audience. Posted on 31 Mar
2018 Setley Cup and Seahorse Trophy
Traditional junior model yacht racing near Lymington A records number of 43 monohulls this year and very light wind varying from West to South East produced two new winners in both the monohull and multihull fleets overall. Posted on 26 Dec 2018
Royal Lymington Champion of Champions Event
Sailors aged from 13 to 60 battle in apocalyptic weather The annual contest to find the champion of the RLymYC's individual class champions was held on Saturday 10th November, in apocalyptic weather, right in front of the clubhouse. The spectators watched the dramatic scene from the club bar. Posted on 13 Nov 2018
Lyminton to host 2019 J/80 UK Nationals
Twenty of the boats now based in the town The Royal Lymington Yacht Club, which hosted the extremely successful 2016 and 2018 Championship, is the natural choice for the 2019 Nationals venue. Posted on 8 Nov 2018
Tricky final Lymington XOD Wednesday race of 2018
Light and variable wind with a strong ebb tide A light and variable, mainly Northerly breeze and a strong spring ebb tide made for difficult conditions for both RO John Whyte and the 13 boats out on a warm sunny afternoon. Posted on 29 Oct 2018
Harken 29er Grand Prix Round 2 at Lymington
Some tricky conditions with tide, chop and a windy forecast The Royal Lymington Yacht Club hosted the second Harken 29er Grand Prix on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October, and the event offered a great opportunity to practice in some tricky conditions with tide, chop and a windy forecast. Posted on 22 Oct 2018
Lymington XOD Autumn Series race 1
One of those glorious autumn days Lymington XODs' Autumn series got underway on one of those glorious autumn days where the light has a special quality, illuminating the land features such that the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth is clearly visible from Lymington. Posted on 6 Oct 2018
Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 22
Race team do well again with a very tricky wind Once again, congratulations are due to the race team for laying a sailable course in very tricky conditions with light 4k not South Westerly wind. Posted on 4 Oct 2018
420 Autumn Championship at Lymington
Soggy sailors after Saturday's deluge This weekend Lymington welcomed 26 420's for the Autumn Championships. Earlier in the week the forecast had a "biblical storm" on the cards which wasn't enough to deter teams travelling from all over the country to descend upon The Royal Lymington YC. Posted on 24 Sep 2018