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Team racing training

RYA looking for new recruits

Thursday June 10th 2010, Author: Ellie Williamson, Location: United Kingdom

The RYA are looking for new recruits to their Team Race Development Training Programme. This is partly due to the biennial ISAF World Team Racing Championships taking place in Schull, Ireland, in September 2011.

To develop teamr racing the RYA runs a two-part programme open to sailors aged 18 and over with the aims of enabling sailors to participate effectively on the UK Open and University Team Racing circuits, to develop and strengthen the skills required to compete at the top national and international level and to select teams to represent RYA Team Racing teams for national and international events.

Stage One of the programme is Development Training; two days of intensive team racing training for those who are currently participating in UK Open and/or University Team Racing. This training will be used to select 24 sailors for stage two.

Development Training takes place over 17-18 December (Friday/Saturday) at Bough Beech, Kent.

Stage Two of the programme is RYA Selected Team Race Training; two weekends of training to enhance the skills of the best team racers and improve their competition performance.

This training will be used to select the RYA Development Team, which will receive automatic entry to the Wilson Trophy and other appropriate international events.

The Selected Team Race Training takes place on 29/30January and 26/27 March at Oxford.

Teams of six sailors are requested to apply together. Individual (helms and crews) may apply, however full teams will need to be formed. We will put you in touch with other incomplete team entries to help you with the process. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8 December.

More information here

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