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Sailing Youth Nationals to be held in Dorset

Wales’ loss is Dorset’s gain.


The 2020 Youth National Championships is to be held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) due to current COVID-19 restrictions in Wales.

The event was due to take place at Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy in April, but it will now be held at WPNSA from 24-27 October.

Racing will take place in the ILCA 6 and 7 singlehanded dinghies (formerly Laser Radial and Laser Standard), and 420 and 29er doublehanded classes.

The Kite Foil, Nacra 15 and windfoiling classes will contest their national youth titles alongside an extended Olympic Classes National Ranker at WPNSA from 30 October to 1 November.

WPNSA will put in place its own measures to ensure the safety of competitors, parents, staff and volunteers. The regatta will follow the RYA’s guidance on running major events.

Entry for the events at WPNSA will go live at 10am on 1 September, on a first-come first served basis. To ensure the regattas remain safe, there will be a limit on the number of boats across all four classes for the first weekend and for the youth classes at the Olympic Ranker event.

To enter the Youth Nationals and the Ranker log onto The closing date for standard entries is 30 September. Due to the manual approval process of entries, the RYA website may accept entries after the quotas have been filled. In this circumstance you will be contacted to arrange a refund.

In the event of a rise in COVID-19 cases, the RYA may have to cancel or reduce the size of the event. If this is the case, affected entries will be refunded.

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