An online information session on the 24th of May 2022 will set out the opportunity that will see the selected team having all their expenses to attend the finals met by the event sponsors, A-plan insurance.
Our intention is to encourage clubs with existing keelboat activity to engage and develop their own team of young keelboat sailors who will go forward from the club to attend a Scottish training and finals weekend – to be run at Port Edgar Yacht Club on 3 / 4 September 2022. If you are familiar with the Scottish Club Trophy, the concept is similar.
The purpose is to support clubs in developing new interest in keelboat sailing in their younger club members, develop teamwork principles in young sailors and provide an entirely different boating experience for the target age range for whom dinghy sailing is the predominant expectation.
Clubs can organise their training arrangement any way that works at the club to train or select a team. The choice of keelboat does not mater but we suggest it should be below 25ft and run with a maximum crew of 5. The Scottish training and finals weekend will be in the 707 one design class.
Teams being entered for the Scottish final should consist of 4 or 5 sailors aged from 16 – 25 (inclusive) with a maximum of three male sailors.
The team should be able to sail a triangular course and handle a standard spinnaker as a minimum capability.
Team members should be members of the RYA, either as an individual or under a family membership.
The winning team must be available to attend the British Keelboat League Championship Finals at Royal Southern YC in Southampton, 30 September to 1 October 2022.
If your club is interested in taking part, RYA Scotland will be hosting an online information session on Tuesday 24th May at 19.00. Feel free to come along and find out more.
Reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call James Allan (CEO at RYA Scotland) on 07824 887247 or Kevin Aitken (RYA Scotland Board Member) on 07778 788855 to discuss the opportunity.