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RYA Northern Ireland to Run Restricted Youth Championships This Month

4th September 2020
Toppers will race at the RYA NI youth championships Toppers will race at the RYA NI youth championships

 The Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland Youth Championships on 19/20 September will feel the ongoing effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in that a restricted Youth Sailing Championships will be run on the 19th and 20th September at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough.

This year each class will race on one day only, to enable the event to be run in a Covid-secure manner, so as it will look different to the usual. RYANI says it is important to read the Notice of Race carefully as this will give more details about how the Championships will be run.

On the Saturday, the racing will be for ILCA 6 , 420 and 29ers and on the Sunday it will be the turn of the Toppers (all rigs) and ILCA 4. There will not be a regatta fleet.

To be considered for the RYANI Junior or Youth Performance Programmes, sailors must complete the online application form before 30th September 2020 which can be found on the RYANI website under the Performance tab.

The 20/21 Youth Performance Programme training and selection will take place on the weekends of 3rd and 4th October (Toppers) and on 10th and 11th October for Lasers. The venue will be Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club on the Antrim Coast. You can book for both the Topper and Laser weekends through RYA NI Facebook page.

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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About the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Northern Ireland 

  • The RYA is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.
  • The RYA is recognised by Government, the media and opinion formers as the representative body and voice for the activities that it represents. It continually fights for the rights and freedoms of its 112,000 personal members.
  • The RYA has more than 1,500 affiliated clubs and classes, which represent some 350,000 boaters throughout the UK. It is estimated that 4 million people in the UK take part in boating activity annually.
  • The RYA also sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres across 58 countries. More than 250,000 people per year complete RYA training courses.
  • The RYA is responsible for one of the UK’s most successful Olympic medal-winning sports. Our coaching and development schemes actively support 800 of our country’s top sailors, from talented juniors to Olympic and World champions.
  • The RYA is committed to promoting all forms of boating and making them accessible to everyone. For more information please visit www.rya.org.uk.
  • The Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland (RYA NI) acts for the RYA in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Chairman of RYA NI is invited to join the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Policy Review Committee.
  • You can find the RYA Northern Ireland at Sketrick House, GE8, Jubilee Road, Newtownards, BT23 4YH.
  • RYA NI is a company limited by guarantee – Registration number NI 51945
  • Contact RYA NI: Tel: 02891 827154 email: [email protected]

 

 

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