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North East & Yorkshire Youth Sailing Association

Competitive & Inclusive Regional Youth & Junior Sailing since 1983!


North Junior Championships

Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club

Saturday & Sunday 22 & 23 June 2024

Entry for the Northern Junior Championships 2024 at Derwent

Reservoir SC on 22/23 June will open at 6pm on Sunday 12 May. 


Racing is available for Optimist, RS Tera Sport, RS Tera Pro, Topper, RS Feva and ILCA4 and sailors must be under the age of 19 on 1 September 2024.


There will be main fleet racing, a coached regatta fleet and a rookie club for sailors who are not yet experienced enough for the regatta fleet.


The Notice of Race & other event information is available on the Event Notice Board and entry is via the DRSC website.  You can stay on site and there will be some social activities in the evenings.  The organisers are putting together an information pack to support the notice of race with information about shore practicalities (camping & catering etc), this will be published to the website event notice board as soon as it is available.


Entry will be open from 18:00hrs on Sunday 12 May 2024 and closes on Sunday 16 June. 

Entry is prioritised for sailors from the North region or sailors who are participating in the NE & Yorkshire or NW Youth Traveller series.  Please see the NoR for more info on entry criteria and contact NEYYSA for more information.  


This event is being organised as a partnership by North East & Yorkshire Youth Sailing and Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club with the support of a large team of volunteers from the region, more volunteers are needed and information on how to volunteer will be issued shortly.  Capacity at the event is limited by the safety fleet so if you have, or know of, a RIB that could potentially be loaned for the event please contact us via


The event is only happening thanks to the enthusiasm, commitment and positive contributions from many people in the region working together for the benefit of regional junior and youth sailing and whilst it is still early in the event planning, many hours have already been spent making plans and putting arrangements in place.  The organisers recognise that some youth & junior sailors are not going to be able to participate in their favoured class due to the limit on class options, we hope that they will understand that given the time limitations presented for arranging this event, it hasn’t been possible to include them this time but it is something the region welcomes a discussion about for the future as ensuring inclusive opportunities for all young sailors is a key goal for everyone. 


For sailors and families who aren’t familiar with this event, this event is being organised to replace the RYA Regional Junior Championship and will reflect many of the core values of British Youth Sailing but will also hopefully encompass the enthusiasm and joy regional sailors and their clubs have for the sport and will have a fun, festival atmosphere weekend on and off the water as well as offering competitive sailing for the main and regatta fleet participants. 


The main fleet will provide fleet racing for all the main junior classes and will be closely fought at the front with many of the “regional names” already indicating their intention to compete.  This fleet is suitable for anyone who is racing regularly in the North East & Yorkshire or North West Youth Traveller series main fleets, at national events or regularly racing at their home club.  It will also be a welcoming and supportive place for those venturing into the main fleet for the first time, the front runners were newbies once too. 


For sailors under the age of 16 who are still learning the racing basics, the regatta fleet is the place to be.  The regatta fleet will have an experienced race officer over-seeing the racing but there will be a coach providing input and support to improve skills.  Several of the region’s young adult race coaches will also be supporting the regatta fleet.


For young sailors aged 7 -13 years with some basic sailing skills but not yet at the point to launch themselves into the regatta fleet, we will be running Rookie Club for fun & sailing focused games on & off the water.  This will be led by an experienced team supported by parent volunteers.  Sailors can participate in this with their own (suitable) boat, or use a DRSC club boat.  Sailors must have their own buoyancy aid and sailing kit and be water confident. 


Clubs are encouraged to bring all their youth & junior sailors for a weekend of competitive sailing, fun on the water, camaraderie, friendships old & new and the opportunity to celebrate our great sport together.   Please consider how you can help your club get as many young sailors to the event as possible and if you have space on your trailer for someone else’s boat, extend the hand of sailing friendship and bring them along with you and support a newer to sailing family as they clock their first travelling miles to this event. 


We look forward to seeing you all at Derwent Reservoir in June for this event.


If you have any questions or queries about the event, please email NEYYSA or DRSC for more information.    

2024 Youth Traveller Series

Entry is now open for the 2024 traveller series, get your diaries out and get entering!


The eagle eyed amongst you will note that the series ends in July, following feedback we are moving the series to fall in-line with the academic school year.  This means some of the September 2023 events are "double headers" and count for 2023 and 2024.   


We're really excited to be joining up with the North West Junior Traveller Series for two events this season.  NWJTT sailors will be joining us at Filey SC on 18 May and we'll be heading to Bassenthwaite SC on 15 & 16 June.  

We are hosting the event at Filey, the NW series is hosting the Bassenthwaite event so in a slight change to normal, you will need to enter the Bassenthwaite event via this link to the NW series entry page.  

We can't wait to introduce the NW sailors to the joy of sailing on the sea and we are very much looking forward to enjoying two days of racing at Bassenthwaite.  We hope this will become a regular partnership to increase friendship and sailing competition across the region.  

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Ulley SC - Saturday 8 June 2024

Lunch is available and there will be a cake sale in aid of Ulley SC Youth Group. 

Club will be open for registration from 0845hrs.  

Dates for the 2024 series are as follows;

Saturday 9 September 2023 - Scaling Dam SC

Saturday 16 September 2023 - Covenham SC

Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunderland YC

Saturday 30 September 2023 - Ripon SC

Saturday 20 April 2024 - West Riding SC

Saturday 27 April 2024 - Ripon SC

Saturday 11 May 2024 - Hornsea Mere SC

Saturday 18 May 2024 - Filey SC

Saturday 1 June 2024 - Pennine SC

Saturday 8 June 2024 - Ulley SC   

Saturday 15/16 June 2024 - Bassenthwaite SC  

Saturday 29 June 2024 - Teesdale Sailing & Watersports Club

Saturday 6 July 2024 - Otley SC

Saturday 13 July 2024 - Derwent Reservoir SC - SERIES PRIZEGIVING + PARTY!!

2025 Series

Saturday 7 September 2024 - South Shields SC

Saturday 14 September 2024 - Covenham SC

Saturday 29 September 2024 - Venue TBC

Saturday 6 October 2024 - Venue TBC

The summer 2025 dates will be added as they get confirmed.  

NSSA National Youth Regatta

Sunday 21 July 2024 - Friday 26 July 2024.  Bassenthwaite Sailing Club.

We are pleased to announce we will be sending a team to this event.  

Entry for our team is now closed, if you want to attend please contact us and we will review if we have capacity to accommodate your late entry.  You can only attend this event if you are part of an affiliated team (which we are).  

There will be a team building day on Thursday 30 May at Sunderland YC for all sailors representing NEYYSA at this event.  

For more information about the NSSA please check out their website 

Sailors need to join the NSSA.

Parents need to complete the NSSA Parent Consent Form and email it to us. 

Sailors will need to complete a medical form nearer the time. 

For more information, please contact us.  

NEYYSA Team Racing 2024

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September 2024Ripon Sailing Club.

We are really looking forward to holding this event again.  

The Notice of Race is available here. And you can enter your team here.  Entry closes on 27 June so we have time to confirm entries before the summer holidays so you can all make plans in a timely manner.  We also hope to organise some practice sessions during the summer holidays.  

On-site camping & Saturday night social and lots & lots of racing!

Wondering what team racing is all about?  More info here.

If you want to participate but don't have a team, don't worry.  This event is all about having a go and we can pair you up with some similar experience and aged sailors to form a team if you let us know by joining

our event mailing list

Y&J Regional Winter Race Coaching

The ILCA regional coaching over the 2023/24 winter months was very positively received and extremely well attended.  We are planning to run more winter coaching in 2024/25.  We hope to extend this coaching format to include other classes.  Watch this space!  

NSSA Single Handed Team Racing Championships

28 & 29 September 2024 (Burton SC)

Our intention is to enter a team or three into this event.  Information will be sent out via the mailing list to find out who wants to attend in early summer 2024.   


We will be running some training/practice sessions during the summer holidays.  We're just sorting the dates with the coaches and will let you know asap! 

Eric Twiname Double Handed Youth & Junior Team Racing Championships

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October 2024. Oxford SC

Our intention is to again enter a team or three in this event.  Information will be sent out via the mailing list to find out who wants to attend in early summer 2024.   

Our experience of this event is that it is pretty "full on" and for a more mellow & supportive introduction to team-racing we really encourage new to team-racers to participate in our regional event on 21 & 22 September first to find their team-racing sea-legs!   Sign up to the regional event mailing list using the link above.  

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