J80 Juniors – HYC 28 & 29 September

The J80 Juniors is an event run by the team that is current Match Racing National Champion and this years Student Yachting world Cup Team, aimed at sailors under the age of 16.

This team is lead by Ryan Scott, Irelands only graduate of the prestigious Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Youth Training Program (RNZYS YTP). The event will be run in a similar fashion to the training program of the RNZYS YTP offering junior sailors a chance to compete in larger boats, build confidence, work as part of a team and most importantly learn how to race a keelboat. Sailors will also benefit from coaching from the entire Howth based 2013 Student Yachting World Cup Team and from more guest coaches.

Below is an overview of the schedule for the weekend:

Saturday 28th of September:

9:00 Meet in HYC for warm up and short run.

9:30 Briefing.

10:00 Rig boats.

10:30 Training.

12:30 First round of racing.

2:30 Return to shore and debrief.

1:30 Meet in HYC for warm up and short run.

2:00 Briefing and theory.

2:30 Training,

4:30 First round of racing.

6:30 Return to shore and debrief.

Sunday 29th of September:

12:30 Meet in HYC for warm up and short run.

1:00 Video analysis of previous day and theory.

2:00 Training exercises.

3:00 Round two of racing.

4:30 Return to shore.

5:00 Debrief, spot prizes.

Places for this event are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. In order to book your child or children into the two-day program please email ryanscott.racing@gmail.com

The total cost of the whole weekend including coaching and use of the boats is €60, any profits will go directly towards helping to fund the Irish teams entry fee into the Student Yachting World Cup.

Please ensure you sailors arrive in running attire and have adequate sailing clothing to spend an afternoon on the water. We also recommend packing a sandwich/energy bars for on the water and a notepad and pencil to take notes in.

The emphasis of the weekend is on providing you participants with a fun and positive experience where they learn new skills and put them into practice during the racing. If you have any queries please get in touch.

· Two days of tuition and racing onboard the Sailfleet J80’s with members of the Irish Student Yachting World Cup 2013 team and other RNZYS YTP graduates.

· Fun and enjoyable sailing guaranteed.

· Mixture of sailing crews offering a unique opportunity for sailors to meet new friends their own age.

· Spinnaker work.

· A focus on how to sail a large boat in a very safe environment.

· Video analysis.

· Spot prizes.

· Teamwork experiences.


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