Online entries now open for 2009 RYA Youth Nationals
This is still the premier event on the calendar for Youth sailors in the Britain, and you can get your entries for the 2009 RYA Youth National Championships and Trials in now by visiting www.ryaracingevents.org.uk
The 2009 Championships are being staged at Largs Sailing Club from Sunday 12 to Friday 17 April and are guaranteed as always to attract Britain’s top Youth racers to do battle in Scotland.
Promising windsurfer Izzy Hamilton will be looking to retain the RS:X girls’ title she first won at Pwllheli last year while fellow 2008 victors James Grant and Sophie McKeeman will hope to repeat their success in the boys’ and girls’ Laser Radial events.
2008 RS:X European class silver medallist Ali Masters will want to go one better than his RS:X boys’ National silver last year, Phil Sparks and Ben Gratton, 2008 bronze medal winners, will also be hoping to continue their progress in what is set to be a very tight 420 class.
For the first time in 2009 sailors who turn 19 between September 1 and December 31 can now enter the Championships while also being eligible to apply for National Youth Squad places and international travel grants for Open age events.
The Championships form part of the official RYA Youth Squad review process and act as an indicator for sailor support for the relevant class Youth World and European championship events this summer as well as a selection event for the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships being held in Buzios, Brazil in July.
The entry deadline for the Championships is Sunday 29 March. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org