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Entries Now Open for Northern Ireland Team Racing Programme

5th February 2024
Teams lined up in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the semi-final race for the Elmo Trophy in August 2023
Teams lined up in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the semi-final race for the Elmo Trophy in August 2023. RYANI hopes to send an NI U19 team to this year’s competition

Entries are now open for RYA Northern Ireland’s Team Racing Programme, following on from a successful coach development weekend last month.

This RYANI programme, which is the first of its kind for Northern Ireland, aims to provide more double-handed pathway opportunities for junior and youth sailors.

Five open training sessions will be run over the next few months at Ballyholme Yacht Club and Strangford Lough Yacht Club with the support of Queen’s University Sailing Club.

These sessions will cover boat handling, tactics and strategy, racing rules, scenarios and teamwork — with a view to sending a Northern Ireland U19 team to compete for the Elmo Trophy at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this August.

For further details, see the RYA website HERE.

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