We are disappointed to confirm that the event at South Shields SC on Saturday 11 June 2022 has been cancelled due to the adverse weather forecast. Sailors who had entered the event have been sent an email with further information. Our thanks to South Shields SC for their professional, considered and pragmatic approach to making this difficult decision.
Entry is open for the next event at Sunderland YC on 25 & 26 June 2022 and the series looks forward to seeing everyone out on the sea then!
Let's Go Team Racing!
We are very excited to announce a new event into our calendar for 2023.
We are in the planning stages to run a team racing event at Ripon Sailing Club on Saturday/Sunday 25/26 February 2023.
The event will be held in RS Feva dinghies and will be two boat, double-handed team racing.
The event is open to any sailor under the age of 19 years on 31 August 2023.
You can team up with 3 other sailors, or ask for help to be put into a team with sailors of a similar experience.
We are still drafting the Notice of Race which will outline eligibility criteria.
We are delighted to welcome York University Sailing & Windsurfing Club to the event team, they will be helping out with the event organisation and providing friendly advice to the less experienced teams too! (This is also a great opportunity to ask a real student what university and university sailing is like as well!).
If you are interested in participating then sign up to receive more information as it becomes available via the form (link at the top of the page or here).
Costs are still being worked out and will be available shortly but we anticipate it will be in the region of £40-£65 per sailor. We anticipate some clubs will have enough sailors to be able to enter a club team, and some clubs will have a few sailors who need to team up with a sailor or two from another club.
We are also appealing for help in finding some more RS Fevas for the event, more boats means more people can participate. The boats we use will be sailed by everyone at the event, as teams will swap in & out of the boats throughout the competition. You could end up sailing a different boat in every single round! We need 4 boats for every race and they need to be of similar standard and condition so it's fair. If you can loan a boat for the event, please let us know via the form and let us know the condition it is in. There will be a refundable damage waiver each team will need to pay, if your team doesn't incur any damage when you are racing you will get this back after the event.
We also need help running the event to supplement the volunteers and NEYYSA committee.
If you are interested & want to know more then sign up to get updates via the links above.
We hope you are as excited by this new event as we are!
What on earth is Team Racing?
Not heard of this, or not had a go before - fear not. It's great fun and will help with your boat handling, rules knowledge and strategic thinking - all vital skills when out fleet racing.
Basically, teams of 2 or 3 boats race against another team. The first team to get their boats over the finish line in a winning combination (points score equal to or less than 10 in 3 boat racing, last boat loses in 2 boat team racing) wins the race. Unlike regular racing you can deploy dastardly tactics and cunning plans to help each other change places, slow the other team down and get your boats over the line in a winning combo.
Before the event we'll run a session or two on-line to explain the basic concepts and as always there will be coaches around at the event to help the less experienced teams learn as much as possible so that they can get as much out of the weekend as the teams who have done it before. Like all our events, it will be a fun, supportive and inclusive environment where you can try something new or improve on existing skills.