Racing & Competition
KICKSTARTER RACE SERIES
These sessions run on Sunday mornings during the Spring and start at 9am.They are for those Y&J who have completed at least 4 sessions of Saturday Improvers, can competently sail a triangular course and want to start racing.
Experienced club racers contribute to these sessions to help keep the costs down so we don't need to hire in a Race Coach.The session will comprise of a series of short races, all with advice and encouragement.A series prize is awarded at the Y&J Laying Up Supper party in October.The club boats are available to hire for these sessions via the on-line booking system.
Kickstarters are encouraged to join in the club racing immediately afterwards to put the practice into play.To help with this, club boats hire is for the entire day when you book and pay for a club boat for Kickstarter (but please don't book it if you aren't coming to Kickstarter as we don't have enough boats to go round).Please be reassured that regular club racers are expected to support and encourage Kickstarters in the club racing and will often offer advice and feedback either at the time, or afterwards when everyone has returned to shore.Don't be afraid to ask questions either, it's the only way to learn!
LAUNCHPAD RACE SERIES
This series runs in the autumn and is designed as a catch-up session for Y&J who have progressed through the scheme during the summer months and are ready to move on to racing.It is also open to those Y&J who are participated in the earlier Kickstarter series as well as possibly open events at other clubs during the summer months.
The format is exactly the same as for Kickstarter, and again, we award prizes at the Laying Up Supper in October.
JUNIOR HART CUP
JUNIOR SPRING SERIES
YOUTH & JUNIOR ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS & CHAMPION CLUB TRAINING
The club benefits from the RYA's Youth & Junior development scheme by receiving free coaching for Youth & Junior sailors each year.To obtain this free training, the club needs to actively support the annual Zone Championships held each September by sending as many Y&J sailors to the event as possible as well as having a good turnout at the training itself!
Please see the website, emails and noticeboards for dates for these sessions.This is the only external event that the club boats are available for, normally club boats remain at Ripon SC but to get maximum benefit from the Zone Championships, the club boats are available for use in the overall interests of the overall club.
YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE YOUTH TRAVELLERS SERIES
Last updated 16:59 on 2 March 2020