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RYA launches eSailing Spring Class Championship

by Emma Slater 24 Apr 2020 20:32 BST
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Following the popularity of the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship, which has seen over 235 clubs get involved, with more than 3,000 sailors expected to take to the virtual waters, the RYA has launched the 'RYA eSailing Spring Class Championship'.

Over the coming weeks' competitors from across the classes will have the chance to compete for the title of RYA eSailing Spring Class National Champion.

Classes firstly need to register to take part by 10 May, after which they must run their own Class Championships and submit details of their champion by no later than 31 May 2020.

The champions from each Class will then go into the final series with qualifying rounds to be held on the 06 and 13 June 2020 with the top 20 going into the National Final which will be held on Saturday 20 June 2020.

"We at the GP14 Class Association are thrilled that the class will be taking part in the RYA's eSailing Spring Class Championships. At this challenging time, eSailing provides an excellent opportunity for sailors across the country to continue to meet and compete in a safe and socially distanced way. The excellent Virtual Regatta platform allows us to get our competitive 'fix', whilst Zoom and Facebook Messenger provide a space for post-race chat and maybe even a sociable beer with your racing friends. One design racing against some of the best sailors in the country from the comfort of your living room is just the diversion we all need at this point", commented Les Burns GP14 Class Association Secretary.

The qualifying rounds and National Final will all be live streamed, details of when and where will be announced in due course. There will also be some great prizes up for grabs.

"As we remain in lockdown eSailing has been proving a fantastic way for sailors to keep on racing, honing their skills and showcasing their online tactics on virtual waters", commented Alistair Dickson, RYA Director Sport Development.

"We have run a number of different championship events so far, in association with and they have been extremely well received and we hope the Class Association Spring Championship will prove equally as popular."

Register today to be in with a chance of clinching the National Championship crown for your class. For more information and to register visit

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