Welcome to the RYANI Youth Championships and Schools Cup Website This is Northern Ireland's premier Youth and Junior Sailing event in the calendar. The event will offers sailors high level competition as well as accessible training and coaching through a RYANI coach supported regatta fleet. Competitors are invited to race in the Optimist, Topper, Topper 4.2, Mirror, Feva XL fleets if they are under 16 as of 31st December 2017, and may compete in Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, 29er and 420 fleets if they are under 19 as of 31st December 2017. Please ensure you read the Notice of Race for full event details before entering. Note: RYA Members receive a discount for entry (details on how to beciome an RYA Member can be found below). Please enter for the event online, applications will not be accepted after the 18th September. The event will also act as an indicator for all sailors interested in being selected for RYANI Youth Performance Programme. Sailors hoping to be selected onto the Programme should ckeck our website for further information. We are glad to once again receive continued support from local sponsors, McCready Sailboats (www.mccreadysailboats.com)
Youth Performance Programme
For sailors interested in joining the Performance Pathway there shall be an information session on the Youth Performance Programme, including the winter training format and how to apply in the Jubilee Room at 1500 on Saturday 23rd September.
Regatta Fleet pre event information
For all Regatta Fleet Sailors, attached is a welcome note from your Coach, Jocelyn. This will help give you an idea of what to expect for the weekend and the format for each day.
For any RIBs arriving to the event please ensure you have checked the Arrival Information about launching areas, times etc.
BYC Entertainment and Catering
The members of our Event Organising Committee look forward to welcoming sailors and supporters to the RYANI Youth Championships, in association with McCready Sailboats, to Ballyholme Yacht Club:
John Merricks Sailing Trust to extend support to RYA OnBoard for next three years
The RYANI is delighted to announce that the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) will continue to support the RYA OnBoard programme as the Official Charity Partner at this year's Youth Championships
Event Welcome Information
Arrival information for unloading, what to expect at the event, plus information on camping. Please ensure you read before arriving.
Notice of Race
Notice of Race is available to download here and under Documents.
Note: the NOR has been updated (7th Sept) to include RS Fevas within the Regatta Fleet