RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing 2011 entries open

Entries are now open online for the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championship 2011, which are set to descend on Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir, on the weekend of the 15 – 16 October 2011.


This annual event, one of the highlights of the RYA’s Racing calendar, is set to be another popular affair with team racing providing the nation’s young sailors the opportunity to develop their boat handling, rule understanding and team work whilst racing in a fun yet competitive arena.


Last year’s event was full-to-capacity once again with a staggering 288 sailors contesting for the prestige of picking up the RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing Trophy. A maximum of 24 teams consisting of six sailors in both the Junior and Youth fleets is the maximum entry number.


With event organisers having to turn away teams last year due to extreme popularity, the RYA are urging people to get their entries in quick to avoid disappointment.


West Kirby Sailing Club were crowned champions in the Youth class for the third year running at last year’s Championships, so with this in mind rival teams will be determined to topple the current champions come October. ‘Bluefin’ were crowned 2010 Junior Team Racing champions for the first time, will the under 16 sailors from Burghfield, Cardiff Bay and Penarth be able to retain the title for a second year running or will there be a new champion in the making?


Teams are invited from the Junior and Youth class associations, zones, clubs, schools and individual teams to race in the two separate events, both hosted by Oxford Sailing Club. The Junior fleet will use Feva’s and the Youth fleet Firefly’s for teams of three boats (all boats are supplied).


To enter the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing 2011, Youth entries must be under the age of 19 as of 1st September 2011 whilst Junior team entries must be under the age of 16 as of 1st September 2011. 


The entry deadline for the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing 2011 is 19 September 2011 - no entries will be accepted after this date. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

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