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2018 Youth Nationals put on hold

The pursuit of a 2018 RYA Youth National Championship title was put on hold for the eager young sailors in Largs, Scotland, as the full racing schedule was postponed on day one.

For the 227 sailors at the premier youth event, a tilt at a national title will have to wait for another day as PRO Ian Bullock announced that the weather conditions posed too great a risk for racing.

Multiple forecasts had the winds above 25 knots gusting to over 40 with a wind chill of -5.

“We appreciate that all competitors are excited to get going, but we want to make sure that is done with everyone’s best interests in mind.”

Weather forecasts for day two look more promising as the predicted winds begin to drop to racing levels, however Bullock and the race committee will continue to monitor the weather before any further announcements are made.

Day two racing at the 2018 RYA Youth National Championships is scheduled to begin at 10:55 GMT on Tuesday 3 April.

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