Racing & Competition
KICKSTARTER RACE SERIES
These sessions run on Sunday mornings throughout the main season (please see the calendar for dates) and start at 10.45am. They are for any member who has completed at least 4 sessions of Saturday Improvers, can competently sail a triangular course and want to start racing.
Experienced club racers and our club race coaches contribute to these sessions to help keep the costs down so we don't need to hire in a Race Coach. The morning session considers some basic racing concepts and runs two short races. After lunch the series joins the slow fleet start line and the coach is available on the water to assist you round the course. You need to complete at least 1 lap of the afternoon race to get your points.
A series prize is awarded at the Y&J Prize Giving, the adults prize is awarded at the annual prizegiving dinner.
JUNIOR TROPHY - THE TOWERS TROPHY
This event is now run on a Saturday, usually in October and is the main competitive event at the annual Youth & Junior Day. The trophy is open to any club member under the age of 16 at the end of the club year (so December). A regatta style, coached fleet is also run as part of this trophy to enable the less experienced junior sailors to participate.
JUNIOR HART CUP
This trophy is awarded to the first junior helm who competes in the races that count towards the trophy. This is usually the afternoon handicap races in the summer months. Sailors need to complete at least 1 lap of the main club race to have their results counted.
JUNIOR SPRING SERIES
Awarded to the first junior helm in the club's spring series.
JUNIOR RNLI PURSUIT SERIES
Awarded to the first junior helm in the club's RNLI Pursuit series.
The club actively supports the RYA's regional championships and festival of youth & junior sailing. Please see the website, emails and noticeboards for dates for this event as it is well worth attending.
NORTH EAST & YORKSHIRE YOUTH TRAVELLERS SERIES
The club is proud to associate themselves with this long running and nationally recognised series. Our Youth & Junior Open Meeting is always part of this series and it is a great way to visit new clubs, meet new people and have great experiences. Please see their website www.yhysa.org or check out their facebook page @NEY.YouthSailing
Last updated 11:21 on 31 August 2021