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Updated (09/04/2010 13:19)
Entries have now opened for 2010's premier youth sailing event; the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships.
Be one of the first to trial the new look website and book your place online now by visiting www.ryaracingevents.org.uk
The 2010 Championships are being staged at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from Sunday 4th to Friday 9th April and are guaranteed to attract the best Youth racers in the country to do battle against each other over the week.
There is a change to the event format this year to align RYA squad and international class team selection processes seeing Laser Standard class entry open to U21’s for the first time ever, and 420’s becoming open entry.
Racing will be highly charged as always, with past winners defending their titles against the cream of the RYA Volvo National Youth Squad and Transition Squad, as well as a whole new generation of sailors making the step up from junior level into the championships this year.
RYA Youth Racing Manager Duncan Truswell comments; “With selection reviews for the RYA Volvo National Youth Squads; selection for RYA Volvo Team GBR (the team competing at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships this year in Turkey); as well as over £100,000 of international travel grants and competition support up for grabs at youth World, European and other major international regattas this year; the event is rightly seen by sailors as the most important event of the youth calendar.”
The event is a great opportunity for gathering experience of top class racing with competition being fierce. In Truswell’s words it’s “an absolute must attend event” especially if you are on, or looking to join, the RYA Volvo Youth programme.
The RYA is calling for event volunteers to help out over the week specifically seeking safety boat drivers and the loan of RIB’s. If you can help, please contact Olivia Risk.
Entries for the Championships must be made by Sunday 28th March.
Article Author Olivia Risk 29/3/2010 14:49
Photo © Marc Turner / RYA (2009 Youth Nationals)