sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : RYA Youth National Championships to welcome Sarah Ayton OBE
RYA Youth National Championships to welcome Sarah Ayton OBE


'(L-R) Sarah Webb, Sarah Ayton & Pippa Wilson, Yngling. Olympic Games, Qingdao, China, 2008'    Richard Langdon /Ocean Images ©

The RYA can confirm that double Olympic gold medallist Sarah Ayton OBE will be in attendance at the RYA Youth National Championships 2013 as the acting Chair of Selectors.

The role will encompass selections for the 2013 RYA Volvo UK Youth Squads as well as a host of international teams, amongst them RYA Volvo Team GBR; the team which will represent Great Britain at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2013.

The 2013 regatta is being staged at Largs Sailing Club (Scotland) from Sunday 31 March to Friday 5 April where Ayton will lead the panel of RYA selectors.

Ayton, who began her career in an Optimist, quickly progressed through the RYA Youth Racing ranks to represent Great Britain at the 1998 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in the Laser Radial, where she clinched silver at the tender age of 18. With the taste of success, Ayton sailed on to win two consecutive Olympic gold medals at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 to become one of Great Britain’s most successful sailors.

'The RYA Youth National Championships is the premier event on the Youth Racing calendar so it is a real honour to be attending the regatta up in Scotland,' said Ayton.

'I’m certain I will witness some world class sailing in what will be a fun yet competitive week of racing. I’m expecting the standard of racing to be high with some challenging conditions for the sailors to really push themselves in order to earn selection to the RYA Youth Squads and the ISAF Youth Worlds team.

The double Olympic gold medallist continued: 'I am really looking forward to getting out on the water up at Largs Sailing Club and watching all classes compete for the championship titles. I’m sure the young sailors have been working extremely hard over the winter and will be fully charged up and ready to go come the Easter weekend. The one piece of advice I can give to the sailors is to stick to their routines which they would have been working on with their coaches and to just really enjoy the week of racing!'

Duncan Truswell, RYA Youth Racing Manager, added: 'Once again we are delighted to welcome Sarah to the team of selectors, her experience and insight adds a lot to an already highly experienced panel who all look forward to witnessing the best of Britain’s young talent battle it out for the top slots in Largs.

'I know that Sarah won’t be able to resist getting involved and offering some feedback and support to the many sailors competing at the regatta, clearly she is a great role model who I know they will be keen to listen to. The turn-out is shaping up to be a good one, with a number of international teams also represented which should add to the feel and flavour of the regatta.'

The online entry deadline for the RYA Youth National Championships 2013 is up until 2359hrs on Sunday 17th March - late entries will not be accepted.

Racing will be held for boys in Laser Standards, girls and boys in Laser Radials and Neil Pryde RS:X 8.5 windsurfers, and for all-boy, all-girl or mixed crews in 420s, 29ers and Spitfire catamarans. The RYA Youth Racing programme receives generous support from official clothing supplier Henri Lloyd.

For more information on the 2013 RYA Youth National Championships please visit the event website.


by Matt Carter

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106923

3:18 PM Mon 25 Feb 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



















Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,














2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals by Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA


America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand








ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship final day preview   
AWT Pacasmayo Classic 2014 - Catching up with Levi Siver   
Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Trans-Atlantic: Team Alvimedica - 500 Miles   
Pacific Cup 2014 – Photos of ‘Invisible Hand’   
International 14 World Championships - No excuse for not being there   
VX One North American Champ - Four races on opening day lead to tie   
J/70 North American Championship opens with Healy-Keane tight battle   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT