The RYA Youth Match Racing Championships has been moved to the 1/2nd October at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. The event is open to teams of sailors aged under 20 years old and under 25 years old.
The RYA Womens Match Racing Championships will take place on the Following weekend 8/9th October at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. (More GBR entries needed!)
The top GBR teams from each age group and Championships are invited to the Grand Finals in November this year.
The event is sailed in the Olympic Elliott 6Ms which are provided for the event. Practice is available on Friday 30th September(Youths) and Friday 7th October (Womens). Teams need to weigh less than 250kgs in total with either 3 or 4 sailors on each team.
This event is where sailors such as Lucy Macgregor and Ian Williams started their Match Racing careers. They have both been the number one Match Racers in the world! Many of our past and present Olympic sailors have used Match Racing as a training aid to heighten their rules knowledge and boat handling skills. This event is a great opportunity to take your first step into match racing and develop skills that you can take back to your own sailing.
Added incentive ? the winners of the U20 Match Racing Championships are invited to represent GBR at the Governor’s Cup at Balboa Yacht Club (USA) the following summer. The U25 Match Racing Champions will also be assisted with getting an invitation/funding towards attending a European event such as the Eurosaf Championships. See NOR for full details.
The Notice of Race and entry form are on the Calendar. Please get in touch if you would like to enter or would just like to know more about match racing!
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