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RS200 Class Association support youth development

The RS200 Class Association has announced its support for youths moving into the class and progressing within it.

Last winter the class set up the hugely successful RS200 Northern Youth Development Squad, run by Erica Caswell, aimed at 14-22 year olds and supported by RS Sailing and a team of generous volunteers.

The squad will run again this year, with five weekends of training, culminating in a Youth Regatta in April. Interested sailors should contact [email protected]om

New for 2016/17 will be a coaching programme for sailors in the South, to be led by past Class Chairman, Pete Vincent. Full details will be announced soon, in the meantime sailors are being asked to register interest by contacting [email protected]

The RS200 Class Association will be funding top RS200 guest coaches for both of these groups.

Entry is now open for the Magic Marine RS200 Youth Championships at Northampton SC on 1-2 October.

The Magic Marine RS200 Youth Championship will held as part of the Inland Championship, giving youths the chance to compete against the best in the class.

Youths aged 22 and under will compete for the Hyundai Trophy, which bears the names of past winners including Olympians Ben Saxton and Kate McGregor, James and Will Rusden and George Yeoman and Georgie Akin-Smith.

For the first time this year there will be a new trophy for juniors aged 17 and under, names engraved on that are sure to be ones to watch for the future!

The class AGM will be held on Saturday night, followed by a Caribbean themed dinner and party. A £25 online entry fee for youths and free on-site camping should make the event affordable for all.

More information available at rs200sailing.org/championships