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2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships 27 – 28 September.

Entries are now open online for the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships with more than 1,000 young sailors and windsurfers set to descend on nine venues around the UK on the weekend of 27 – 28 September.


The Championships traditionally mark the end of the Junior racing season and the start of a hard winter’s training. The regatta is a great first-time event for club level Junior class sailors, giving them the opportunity and support to get a real feel of a Championship atmosphere. It is a fantastic stepping stone into regional and national racing and race training programmes and also a key event for any young sailor wishing to be selected for the RYA Zone and Home Country Squads.


Racing takes place across the nine RYA recognised Junior dinghy and windsurfing classes including the Mirror, Optimist, Topper, RS Feva, Cadets and the windsurfers on the Bic Techno using the open 4.5, and 5.8 rigs, and the Techno 6.8s and Techno 7.8s – classes vary according to each venue. The Laser 4.7 fleet will also be represented at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy as part of their UK Junior Squad indicator series.


All of the Zones and Home Country Championship events will also offer ‘novice’ regatta fleets for Toppers, Optimists and the RS Tera. Fleets will vary according to each venue.


Paul Wren, RYA High Performance Manager, commented: “The RYA Zone and Home Country Championships are always a fantastic experience for the young sailors and this year’s event will be no different. Taking place across nine venues across the UK, the regattas give sailors the opportunity to compete in a fun and friendly environment whilst under the watchful eye of their local RYA High Performance Manager. In addition, we are also expecting a handful of British Sailing Team members to attend a number of events this year to help inspire the next generation of sailors.”


Competitors are urged to submit their entries, together with the entry fee, online at before Sunday 21 September. Due to safety considerations and the size and complexity of the event, entries after this date cannot be accepted.

OnBoard JMST poster 2014

Zone Champs Poster 2014 East


• East Zone – Dabchicks Sailing Club & West Mersea Yacht Club. Dinghy fleet, Topper, Optimist Cadet. Regatta Dinghy Fleet, Topper, Optimist & Tera. And  Windsurfers



For further information on the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships and for details on how to enter, please visit the event website.


Best Regards


Chris Hussey

Sailing Development Officer

Contracted by Royal Yachting Association

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sale by Auction of two abndoned boats

In accordance with the RYA abandoned boat policy there will be a public auction at 1pm on Saturday 16th August by the mast storage area in the field of the RCYC of the two laser hulls.

I’d be grateful if you could put up and on Club notice boards, and notify members by any other appreciate means.

Justin Waples
T: 01799 586279
M: 077 699 048 44

Class 3 July Cup 2014

Race 1
Provisional Result  
Wed 2 Jul 14 18:15:00
Sail No Boat Owner Elapsed Handicap Corrected Place Points Comments
207 LIVE WIRE C. NOLAN 0:47:49 1058 0:45:12 1 1  
3531 RED MAGIC D.LEWIN 0:43:36 815 0:53:30 2 2  
1 BELLA VELA A.HEEL 0:52:23 888 0:58:59 3 3  
254 CHARISMA J. BELL 780 5 DNC-Did Not Come to Starting Area