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!
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.
Here's a great intro to team racing from the RYA.
In simple terms, 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.
If that's got you interested, then settle down for this in-depth look at team racing from the RYA's team racing gurus.
If you want to see some our region's sailors in action, check out these clips from the 2022 Eric Twiname Double Handed Team Racing Champs.
Like all our events, it will be a fun, supportive and inclusive environment where you can try something new or improve on existing skills. 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.
NEYYSA is working to put all the sailors who have indicated interest in the event, but who don't currently have a team to race with together in some NEYYSA teams. We will be in touch shortly with a plan and a proposal for a bit of practice!
The Notice of Race is now live on the events page.
Want to be part of the fun on 13 & 14 January 2023 at Ripon SC? Enter your team here.