This year Edinburgh Yacht Racing are going to up the ante! The aim is to send teams to several events throughout the UK while providing high level open training on a regular basis.
Teams for events will be selected differently to previous years and will not be chosen at a Team Trials weekend. Instead we will create a pool of keen racers who will be selected event by event to represent the Club at competitions. The team selections will be made based on experience and performance at open training and previous events.
The targeted events for this year are:
16-17 Sept – 707 Sprint Slam, Port Edgar Water Sports
7-8 Oct – Ceilidh Cup, Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club
21-22 Oct – National Match Racing League, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
4-5 Nov – Cameron Trophy, Development Event
26-28 Jan – RYA Winter Match Racing 1, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
23-25 Feb – RYA Winter Match Racing 2, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
16-18 Mar – RYA Winter Match Racing 3, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Date TBC – SSS Yachting Championships, Venue TBC
24-25 Mar – Sunsail Racing League, Port Solent
26-29 Mar – BUCS Yachting, Port Solent
6-10 Apr – BUCS Match Racing, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (tbc as close to exams)
This is subject to change due to team availability.
Along with this racing programme we also intend to run training at various locations in many different types of boats throughout term time. The details of this are still to be confirmed but we will keep you informed.
Those wishing to take part in yachting to a high level will also be encouraged to apply for the RYA Scottish Keelboat Academy. This will provide a high level of training from top level coaches while also freeing up local boats to allow those just starting out to train closer to home!
For more information contacts the Yacht Racing Secretary Iain: Yachtracing@eusc.org.uk