Sign up for the East Region Festival of Junior Sailing

The windsurf event will take place on Saturday 10 June at Datchet Sailing Club, whilst the sailors will compete at Grafham Water Sailing Club on 17-18 June 2023.

As a festival of junior sailing, both events will cater for all levels from rookies to experienced racers. While some might be competing to be crowned the best in their class or seeking selection for an RYA Regional Training Group, for others it will be a chance to develop their skills or take part in their first-ever regatta away from home.

Sailing will take place across three fleets – Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner – catering for every sailor.

Along with prizes for individual winners and performances across the fleets, there is a Club Trophy for the sailing club with the most entries and a Club Development Trophy for the sailing club with the largest increase in entry numbers from the previous year.

Visit BYS Regional Junior Championships for entry and the Notice of Race for each event with all the details you need.

Dinghy – East

Venue: Grafham Water SC, 17-18 June 2023


  • Championship: RS Feva XL (Under-17); Topper 5.3 & 4.2 (U-16); Optimist (U-16); RS Tera Sport (U-16); ILCA 4 (U-18); Cadet (U-17) Class age as of 31 December 2023.
  • Regatta: Coaching and coached racing to provide a brilliant learning experience for sailors who want to improve their racing skills: RS Feva XL (No Spinnaker, Under-16); Topper 5.3 & 4.2 (U-16), Optimist (U-16), RS Tera Sport (U-16) and Cadet (U-16). This fleet is also great preparation for joining the Championship fleet next year.
  • Rookie: The Rookie Fleet powered by OnBoard is instructor-led and aimed at sailors aged 8 to 13 (on 31 December 2023) who are at RYA Stage 2 level in the Youth Sailing Scheme, offering games with aims and heaps of fun. Limited places with boats provided and sailors may also bring their own boat.

Entry: For entries received before 5 June, Championship and Regatta fleets £55 single hander / £65 double hander; Rookie fleet, £55 (weekend) or £30 (Saturday only). Those new to the event may want to take a look at Rookie Fleet Information for Parents & Sailors.

Windsurfing – East & South East

Venue: Datchet Sailing Club, Saturday 10 June 2023

Fleets: A mix of coaching and racing for under-17s (as of 31 December 2023) in the Techno 293 class 4.5 / 5.8 and 6.8 / 7.8 rig. Also eligible to take part are under 15s with any suitable board and a 3.5 rig or smaller.

Entry: £30 before 29 May.

Regional Training Groups

The regional championships are indicator event for sailors and windsurfers in BYS Recognised classes who would like to be selected for an RYA Regional Training Group. To be considered for RTGs all sailors must complete the online application.


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