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2022 RYA Youth National Championships announced

by Richard Aspland 23 Jul 15:22 BST 9-15 April 2022
RYA Youth National Championships © RYA / British Youth Sailing / Paul Wyeth

The RYA is pleased to announce the 2022 RYA Youth National Championships will be held at Plas Heli, Wales, from 9-15 April 2022.

The country's most prestigious youth sailing competition returns to its traditional Easter time slot after the Covid-19 situation meant a change of dates to the 2021 event that is due to take place in Plymouth in early August.

Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, also sees the return of hosting duties as Covid restrictions in Wales meant cancellation of the 2020 event that was set to be held at the Pwllheli venue.

2022 will see the first time the new current pathway equipment will be raced from the same venue as iQFOiL and kites join the ILCA, 420, Nacra 15 and 29er fleets.

Both the foiling boards and kites will make their debut in the upcoming Youth Nationals but restrictions and scheduling conflicts mean the kites will contest their Youth Nationals shortly after in Exmouth.

Mark Nicholls, RYA Youth Racing Manager, said: "We are really happy that the Youth Nationals is heading to Plas Heli for 2022.

"Everyone at the venue and RYA Cymru Wales worked so hard to get the event on in 2020 in exceptional circumstances but came unstuck with a situation that was out of anyone's control.

"But now, young sailors from across the nation will get the chance to experience safe and fun racing in a fantastic venue. It's going to be a great event yet again I'm sure."

For the latest news from British Youth Sailing, head to www.britishyouthsailing.co.uk or check out the BYS social media channels.

For details about the venue at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and event centre please see the venue prospectus at www.plasheli.org

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